Mahomes throws for three touchdowns as Chiefs wallop San Francisco, 44-23

The Kansas City Chiefs rallied from another first-quarter deficit, as quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 423 yard and three touchdowns in a 44-23 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon in Santa Clara, California.

Mecole Hardman had the best game of his pro career, scoring on a pair of short touchdown runs, and adding an eight-yard scoring catch.  Justin Watson had a four-yard touchdown catch, while JuJu Smith-Schuster contributed a key 45 yard reception.  From the backfield, Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a 16 yard touchdown run.

In games with Mahomes at quarterback and the Chiefs down by double digits, Kansas City is now a remarkable 13-9, showing an uncanny ability to rally under pressure.  Of those 13 wins, the biggest was the Super Bowl win over the 49ers in February 2020, when the Chiefs trailed by double digits early in the fourth quarter.

San Francisco lost in the franchise’s first game with All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey, acquired from Carolina earlier in the week.  He had 10 touches of the football against Kansas City, amassing 62 total yards.

Other scores from the National Football League this past weekend: 

Thursday, 10/20

Arizona 42, New Orleans 34

Sunday, 10/23

Baltimore 23, Cleveland 20 

Carolina 21, Tampa Bay 3

Cincinnati 35, Atlanta 17

Dallas 24, Detroit 6

NY Giants 23, Jacksonville 17 

Tennessee 19, Indianapolis 10 

Washington 23, Green Bay 21

NY Jets 16, Denver 9 

Las Vegas 38, Houston 20 

Seattle 37, LA Chargers 23

Miami 16, Pittsburgh 10 

Monday, 10/24

Chicago 33, New England 14

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