Patrick Mahomes completed 24-of-43 passes for 177 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Chiefs’ 21-17, Week 11 loss to the Eagles, adding 38 yards on six carries.
The box score watchers will be out for Mahomes’ head in this one, but he was plagued by innumerable drops from his pass-catchers against the Eagles. Justin Watson committed three drops, Travis Kelce committed two drops, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling dropped a would-be go-ahead touchdown with under two minutes remaining on the clock in the fourth quarter that forced the Chiefs into third-and-10. Mahomes committed an intentional grounding penalty while trying to avoid the sack on the subsequent play, forcing a fourth-and-25 situation which ended in Watson’s third drop of the game on a ball that hit him in the hands beyond the first down marker. Beyond the drops and modest fantasy production, the Chiefs rank dead last in the league in second half scoring this season and clearly need to be better prepared for in-game tweaks for the remainder of the season. Up next for the Chiefs is a road date with the 5-6 Raiders in Las Vegas.