Patrick Mahomes dominates QB duel as Chiefs top Ravens

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The Ravens had just 228 yards of total offense after averaging 394 yards and 35.5 points over their first two games. The Chiefs had 517 yards while holding a 29-16 edge in first downs and converting 10 of 13 third-down opportunities.

Travis Kelce led Kansas City with 87 receiving yards on six receptions. Also topping 60 were Hardman (four for 81), Hill (five for 77), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (five for 70, plus 20 for 64 rushing) and Sammy Watkins (seven for 62).

Baltimore trailed by 17 at halftime but got back into the game on a 42-yard field goal by Justin Tucker with 6:13 left in the third quarter and Jackson’s 5-yard touchdown throw to Nick Boyle on the first play of the final stanza to pull within 27-20.

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But Kansas City answered with a 13-play, 75-yard drive and coach Andy Reid pulled out one of his trick plays on first-and-goal from the Ravens’ 2-yard line. Fisher pretended he was blocking and then slid into the left flat to catch the scoring pass from Mahomes on the tackle-eligible play with 8:14 remaining to make it a 14-point margin.

The Ravens reached the Chiefs’ 13 on their next drive but Ben Niemann and Frank Clark sacked Jackson on back-to-back downs (second and third) to account for 18 yards in losses and Jackson’s fourth-and-24 pass was incomplete with 4:55 left to end the suspense.

Mahomes passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Chiefs held a 27-10 halftime lead.

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After Tucker capped Baltimore’s first possession with a 26-yard field goal, Kansas City moved 75 yards on six plays with Mahomes scoring the touchdown on a 3-yard run.

The Chiefs drove 68 yards on 13 plays on their second chance with the ball and the drive ended with Mahomes tossing a 5-yard shovel pass to Sherman to make it 13-3 with 12:52 left in the first half.

Duvernay displayed his speed on the ensuing kickoff by returning it down the right sideline for a 93-yard touchdown. But Kansas City’s offense kept clicking as Mahomes threw a 20-yard scoring pass to Hill and a 49-yarder on third-and-14 to Hardman to account for the 17-point advantage.