TIES NFL PLAYOFF MARK WITH FOUR TOUCHDOWN PASSES IN A QUARTER
The Kansas City Chiefs found themselves in a heap of trouble in their first game of the 2020 NFL playoffs as visitingHouston stuck 24 unansweredpoints on the scoreboard toquiet the 73,503 fanswhohad jammed intoArrowheadStadium. Mahomes refused toallowhis team’s SuperBowl dreams tofizzle, however, ashepiecedtogetheroneof thegreatestquarters inNFL playoffhistory. Duringamarvelous second-quarter stretch, he threwfour touchdownpasses, joiningDougWilliams (inSuper Bowl XXII) as the only quarterbacks inpostseasonhistory to accomplish that feat. Thecomebackchargestartedwitha17-yard touchdown toss to running
backDamienWilliams, and then Mahomes connected with tight end Travis Kelce for three touchdowns—a pair of 5-yard scores sandwiched around a 6-yarder—to seize a 28–24 halftime lead in a game they would win 51–31. Mahomes threw for 321 yards on the day, and finished with five touchdown passes.
Mahomes throws for a playoff record tying four touchdowns in one quarter to lead the Chiefs to a comeback victory over Houston in the divisional round of the 2020 NFL playoffs.
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