Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes will match Kurt Warner’s rare feat with 300 passing yards vs. Raiders
If Patrick Mahomes throws for 300+ yards against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, he’ll match Kurt Warner’s most 300 yard games by a quarterback in their first 20 games (12), according to NFL Research. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback can do it in 18 if he does so; in turn, breaking another record.
Mahomes is no stranger to breaking records. In 2018, he broke multiple NFL ones, including, via Pro Football Focus:
- Consecutive 300-plus passing yard games (t-8)
- Touchdown passes thrown through first three career games (10)
- Touchdown passes thrown through first two games of a season (10)
- Touchdown passes thrown through first three games of a season (13)
- Touchdown passes thrown through first eight career games (22)
- Touchdown passes thrown through first ten games of a season (31)
- Youngest quarterback to throw for 50 touchdowns in a season (23)
- Youngest quarterback to throw for six touchdowns in a game (22 years, 364 days)
In 2018, he also broke several Chiefs franchise records, including:
- Passing touchdowns thrown in a season (50)
- Passing yards thrown in a season (5,097)
- Highest passer rating for one season (113.8)
- Most 100-plus passer rating games in a season (13)
It’s fair to say Mahomes is no stranger to breaking records. Considering he’s only 23 — 24 by the end of next week — the former Texas Tech Red Raider should be on his way to breaking more.
Luckily, the Raiders’ pass defense doesn’t stand as a major threat to Mahomes breaking yet another record. In Week 1, against the Denver Broncos led by Joe Flacco, they allowed 268 yards. In 2018, Oakland allowed 240.8 per game. Though their defense is better on paper, they also recently lost a key cog in rookie safety Johnathan Abram.