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Patrick Mahomes on pace to break NFL record for passing yards in a season

Mike Florio and Myles Simmons share their biggest takeaways from the Kansas City Chiefs' win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes may break an impressive NFL record this season -- with some help from a 17th game.

After Sunday night’s win over the Chargers, Mahomes has a league-leading 3,265 passing yards through 10 games this season. That puts him on pace to pass for 5,551 yards in 17 games.

And that would be a new NFL record, surpassing Peyton Manning’s record of 5,477 yards, set in 2013. Manning, of course, did that in only 16 games, and Mahomes is on pace to need a 17th game to top Manning’s record.

Mahomes is averaging 326.5 yards per game this season, short of the 342.3 yards per game that Manning averaged in his record-setting season. So while Mahomes may set the record, Manning would be justified if he felt that the more impressive season was his own.