Defending Super Bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs survived a second defeat of the season after holding on to escape with a 33-31 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Kansas City wins four games in a row.
It was far from the best display by Chiefs (8-1, 4-1 Home) on Sunday, but the home side did enough to walk away with the win.
Carolina kicker Joey Slye failed to convert a 67-yard field-goal attempt, which went wide right on the final play of the game and the Panthers (3-6, 2-3 Away) suffered a fourth successive defeat.
According to stats keepers, had Slye made the field goal against Kansas City today, it would have broken the NFL record set by Matt Prater in 2013 when he made an attempt from 64-yards in Denver.
The win, meanwhile, handed Chiefs coach Andy Reid his 230th career win, which saw him breaking a tie with Hall of Fame coach Curly Lambeau for fifth most in NFL history.
Meanwhile, Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes finished 30 of 45 for 372 yards and four touchdowns. He went past Hall of Famer Dan Marino’s mark for fewest games to 100 career touchdown passes.
It took Mahomes 40 games, while Marino needed 44 to accomplish the feat.
After today’s performance, Mahomes now has 788 Pass Yds, 9 Pass TD and 0 Int in his last 2 games, according to ESPN Stats and Information.
The win also saw the Chiefs extending their NFL record with their 23rd consecutive game with at least 23 points in a game.
Tight end Travis Kelce had a very strong performance as well, after he pulled down 10 catches for 159 yards for the Kansas City, while Tyreek Hill had nine catches for 113 yards and two scores.
Teddy Bridgewater was 36 of 49 for 310 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers, with Curtis Samuel added 105 yards receiving and Christian McCaffrey tallying 82 yards in the air with one score and 69 on the ground with another TD for Carolina.