The Kansas City Chiefs took their first lead of the AFC Championship Game on a play only Pat Mahomes could pull off.
Mahomes avoided two would-be tacklers while scrambling to the left sideline, tiptoed to stay inbounds and eventually broke through two more defenders to score a 27-yard rushing touchdown in the final seconds of the first half.
The play gave Kansas City a 21-17 lead that it took into halftime.
Mahomes did THISpic.twitter.com/AiTcoRFfFj— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) January 19, 2020
CBS analyst Tony Romo called it one of the best individual plays he’d seen all season.
While Lamar Jackson stole the spotlight during the regular season and broke the quarterback rushing record, Mahomes remains a dual threat himself. He ran for just 218 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season, which many believe had to do with the dislocated kneecap he suffered that caused him to miss two games.
According to NFL’s Next Gen Stats, Mahomes covered 64 yards of true distance on the play, the most by any quarterback on a touchdown run this season.
Patrick Mahomes finds the end zone on a 27-yard scramble to give the @Chiefs a 21-17 lead going into halftime.@PatrickMahomes covered 64.0 yards of distance on the play, the most distance covered on a TD run by a quarterback this season.#TENvsKC | Powered by @awscloudpic.twitter.com/2tKfuCRoag— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) January 19, 2020
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