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2017 Schedule
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Mahomes brings flare to Chiefs (0:57)
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3 Chiefs throw TD passes in 30-12 win over Bengals

Rookie Patrick Mahomes threw a pair of touchdown passes, solidifying his spot as the Chiefs' primary backup, and three Kansas City quarterbacks threw for a score on Saturday night during a 30-12 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs won't need so many running backs but I wonder whether they'll keep four. Charcandrick West just ripped off runs of 25 and 27 yards. C.J. Spiller looks like he's resurrecting his career. Spencer Ware and Kareem Hunt aren't going anywhere. That fourth back, either Spiller or West, might be better than someone the Chiefs would keep as their 53rd player at another position.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Now it's quarterback Tyler Bray's turn to join the party. After the Chiefs come up with a turnover, Bray threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Seantavius Jones on his first play in the game. The Chiefs lead 30-9 in the middle of the third-quarter.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes leads another touchdown drive, this one on a 7-yard swing pass to DeAnthony Thomas. The previous play was another impressive one from Mahomes. A play action fake didn't fool a Cincinnati defender, who flushed him out of the pocket. The rookie still kept his focus down the field and while on the run to his right fired to Gavin Escobar for a first down. The Chiefs lead 23-9 in the third quarter. They've scored on all four of their drives. Mahomes is 10-of-14 for 88 yards and two TDs.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Another third down conversion by Patrick Mahomes II on his first drive of the second-half. He bought himself some time by sliding door to the right and then threw back across his body to De'Anthony Thomas for 15 yards and the first down.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes II's first-half stats: 4-of-5 passing for 35 yards and a touchdown. Two rushes for 18 yards. A passer rating of 135.4. Alex Smith has him beat at 8-of-9 passing for 83 yards and a touchdown and a 142.1 rating. The Chiefs lead 16-9 at halftime.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes II showed he has some Alex Smith in him in leading the Chiefs to a touchdown on his first drive in the game. Mahomes scrambled for 14 yards to set up the score, a 1-yard pass to Demetrius Harris. Here's what Mahomes said after practice one day this week about always looking to throw before he takes off and runs: "Throughout my whole football career, I have always known I wasn't the fastest guy. I'm a little quick, I can run a little bit, but I know I can't make a lot happen. So, my thinking always was, 'Why don't you put it in the fast guys' hands and let them make plays?' "

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

But Patrick Mahomes II rebounded nicely after that near interception on his first throw. He threw passes to convert twice on third down on his first drive in the game.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Mahomes first past was almost intercepted. He threw late for Anthony Sherman along the left side line and one of the Bengals defensive backs got a hand on it.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Patrick Mahomes II is in The game for the Chiefs midway through the second quarter. It's earlier than scheduled but starting quarterback Alex Smith was two for two leading score in drives tonight. Plus, this gives Mahomes a chance to play with starting offensive line and wide receivers.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Kareem Hunt hobbled off the field with an apparent injury early in the second quarter against the Bengals. Hunt has exactly half of Kansas City's 126 yards as they lead the Bengals 10-3 early in the second quarter. Hunt had a 25-yard run on the opening play of Kansas City's second drive, which ended on Alex Smith's 5-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Harris.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

After getting him the ball just twice in last week's game, the Chiefs featured rookie running back Kareem Hunt on their opening drive against the Bengals. Hunt got the ball seven times, including three past receptions, as the Chiefs matched the Bengals with a field goal drive of their own. It's 3-3 in the first quarter.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a great opening drive of the game for the Chiefs on defense. Their run defense was better than last week, but only after allowing an 11-yard run to Jeremy Hill on the second play of the game. They also allowed the Bengals to convert on 3rd down and 20. But, as they often did last season the Chiefs held with the opponent in field-goal range. The Bengals converted the kick and lead 3-0 in the first quarter.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs during practice this week put an emphasis on controlling the line of scrimmage tonight against the Bengals. The Chiefs rushed for 21 yards on 13 carries last week against the 49ers, not counting Alex Smith's 10-yard scramble. Meanwhile, the Chiefs allowed 188 rushing yards and a 5.2 yard per carry average. The starters tonight will play as much as the first half. On defense, nose tackle Bennie Logan will play for the first time in the preseason after missing last week's game because of a sore knee.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Eric Berry, kicker Cairo Santos and defensive lineman Chris Jones will sit out for the Chiefs for the Second straight week in tonight's game against the Bengals. Cornerback Terrance Mitchell is another regular who won't play tonight.

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Gun charge vs. free agent LB Greene dropped

A gun charge against NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied, the player's attorney said.

Team Stats

Passing Yards233.819th
Rushing Yards109.315th
Points For24.213th
Points Against19.47th