NFL Game Recap - Kansas City at Chicago
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:20 PM EST

HOU
23
TB
20
F
BUF
17
NE
24
F
LAR
31
SF
34
F
NYG
41
WAS
35
F OT
NO
38
TEN
28
F
PIT
10
NYJ
16
F
CIN
35
MIA
38
F OT
CAR
6
IND
38
F
BAL
31
CLE
15
F
JAX
12
ATL
24
F
OAK
24
LAC
17
F
DET
17
DEN
27
F
ARI
27
SEA
13
F
DAL
9
PHI
17
F
KC
26
CHI
3
F
GB
23
MIN
10
F

Dec 22, 2019, 8:20 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Kansas City (11-4)

7

10

0

9

26

Chicago (7-8)

0

0

3

0

3

Mahomes throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Chiefs beat Bears 26-3
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:34 AM

CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Mahomes kept the Kansas City Chiefs in the running for a first-round bye in the playoffs.

It was a satisfying performance in a couple different ways.

Mahomes outplayed Mitchell Trubisky, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another score, and the Chiefs beat the Chicago Bears 26-3 Sunday night for their fifth straight win.

Kansas City (11-4) remained a game behind New England for the AFC's second seed. The Patriots clinched their 11th consecutive AFC East championship by beating Buffalo on Saturday. The Chiefs hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over New England thanks to a victory two weeks ago that helped secure their fourth AFC West title in a row.

Mahomes' big game in his first appearance at Soldier Field is just another blow for Chicago in a rough season that began with Super Bowl hopes. The Bears passed on Mahomes when they traded up a spot to grab Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick in 2017. Mahomes went to Kansas City at No. 10 and won the MVP award last season.

Trubisky has not performed the way the Bears envisioned. And with their playoff hopes already dashed coming off an NFC North championship, they got outclassed by Kansas City.

"You know that there's a process to it and not everyone can be picked first," Mahomes said. "And I ended up in a great situation in Kansas City, a situation where I wanted to be at, an organization that's kind of taken me and made me the best player that I could be at this time. So I'm just excited that I'm here now and I was able to go out there and find a way to win the football game."

Mahomes, playing his 30th game, became the fastest player to reach the 9,000-yard passing mark. He was 23 of 33 for 251 yards, giving him 9,238 in three seasons. Hall of Famer Kurt Warner did it in 32 games.

Mahomes also has 75 touchdown passes, making him the fastest player to hit that mark.

"I think it was a good solid performance," coach Andy Reid said. "He had some unbelievable throws in the mix there. Not a lot of guys can do. He showed part of that game. He showed his toughness part when (Khalil Mack) is bearing down on you."

Travis Kelce, already the first tight end with four straight 1,000-yard seasons, became the first to reach 1,200 yards in back-to-back years. He caught eight passes for 74 yards, giving him 1,205 this year. That included a 6-yard touchdown near the end of the first half.

Harrison Butker kicked a career-best 56-yard field goal that was the fourth-longest in franchise history. He also hit both the left and right uprights on a missed extra point.

And Reid beat protege Matt Nagy in his first meeting with his longtime former assistant.

The Bears (7-8) dropped their second straight after winning four of five.

Trubisky completed 18 of 34 passes for 157 yards. Mack had a sack, and fans let the Bears have it before heading toward the exits in the closing minutes.

"I think it just comes to down all of us with the details and just understanding that on each and every play, we all need to be extremely detailed," Nagy said. "We all need to understand where we're at and how important it is."

DOMINATING EARLY

The Chiefs have outscored Denver and Chicago a combined 49-6 the past two weeks. And they took control early in this one.

Kansas City led 17-0 at halftime after scoring on all three possessions and racking up more than twice as many yards as the Bears (203-93).

Mahomes rolled to his left and went 12 yards untouched to the end zone, capping a 15-play drive that ate up 7 minutes, 58 seconds.

Butker nailed a 56-yard field goal early in the second quarter. And Mahomes hit Kelce for the TD in the closing minute of the half, after Chicago's Kevin Pierre-Louis got flagged for running into punter Dustin Colquitt.

The Bears drove to the 4 in the third, but Trubisky's fourth-down pass to Allen Robinson in the left side of the end zone got broken up by Charvarius Ward. Chicago finally scored when Eddy Pineiro kicked a 46-yard field goal as the quarter ended.

Mahomes answered with a 14-yard touchdown to Damien Williams on the opening drive of the fourth to make it 23-3. Butker then missed the extra point when the ball somehow ricocheted off the left and right uprights.

INJURIES

Chiefs: Reid said RB Spencer Ware and CB Bashaud Breeland tweaked shoulders.

Bears: NT Eddie Goldman (concussion) exited in the first half. ... RG Rashaad Coward suffered a knee injury in the first half.

UP NEXT

Chiefs: Host Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 29.

Bears: Visit Minnesota on Dec. 29. --- More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP-NFL

Passing

KC Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
P. Mahomes 33 23 69.7 2 251 19 0 112.1 1
CHI Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
M. Trubisky 34 18 52.9 0 157 20 0 65.4 3

Rushing

KC Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Williams 16 65 4.1 12 0
S. Ware 5 14 2.8 5 0
CHI Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Montgomery 13 57 4.4 16 0
M. Trubisky 6 20 3.3 8 0

Receiving

KC Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Kelce 8 74 9.3 13 1
T. Hill 5 72 14.4 19 0
CHI Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Robinson II 6 53 8.8 17 0
J. Wims 3 26 8.7 12 0

Team Stats Comparison

KC CHI
Points For 26 3
Total Yards 350 234
Rushing Yards 106 101
Passing Yards 244 133
Passing Completions / Attempts 23/33 18/34
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/0
First Downs 25 18
Rushing Touchdowns 1 0
Passing Touchdowns 2 0
Penalties - Yards 9/71 7/50
Time Of Possession 33:24 26:36
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/11 5/12
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/3
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 3/4 0/1
Sacks Against 1 3
Punts - Average Yards 2/46 3/46
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 2/5 2/9
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 2/28 2/18

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter KC CHI
KC 13:30 TD Patrick Mahomes 12 yd run (Harrison Butker kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter KC CHI
KC 3:19 FG Harrison Butker 56 yd FG 10 0
KC 14:08 TD Travis Kelce 6 yd pass from Patrick Mahomes (Harrison Butker kick) 17 0
3rd Quarter KC CHI
CHI 15:00 FG Eddy Pineiro 46 yd FG 17 3
4th Quarter KC CHI
KC 4:55 TD Damien Williams 14 yd pass from Patrick Mahomes (missed kick) 23 3
KC 13:20 FG Harrison Butker 32 yd FG 26 3

Game Information

Stadium: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 62,213
Game Time: 2:47
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