Patrick Mahomes is setting the tone for Sunday’s epic clash between the 7-2 Dallas Cowboys (KC Chiefs) and the 6-4 Kansas City Chiefs. After learning that Dallas’ defense was practicing to counter Mahomes’ scrambling abilities, Mahomes, Chiefs’ All-World quarterback, confidently replied that he would continue doing what he does in his first professional encounter with the blue and silver.
Mahomes said Wednesday, November 17 via Calvin Watkins, that he hasn’t scrambled nearly as often this season, but that it was a part of his game. Mahomes has 37 rushing attempts, 227 yards and one touchdown. All of these were in the season’s opener. This is a slight departure from 2020 when Mahomes, the former Super Bowl MVP, set personal records with 62 runs and 308 yards running. His magical right arm, which he mastered last Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders, is still his greatest asset. The Chiefs have won three consecutive games and he has completed 35 of 50 passes for 406 yard and five touchdowns. These are both season highs.
Prescott stated that it was just his competitiveness on Wednesday’s team website. He believes that he can win every throw and never thinks he is out of the game. That confidence is essential in this position, I believe. It has a huge impact on your teammates and those guys feed off it. He is a key playmaker. He is a great player. The MVP is, of course, the Super Bowl MVP. Outstanding ability ”
A smaller scale showdown takes place Sunday afternoon. An unstoppable force faces an immovable object. Dallas’ defense is coming off its best performance since 2021, forcing Falcons QB Matt Ryan to record his worst career numbers, going 9-21 for 117 yards and two interceptions.
Dan Quinn’s run defense is ranked ninth in the nation, allowing 101 yards per play. Each game is worth two yards. The unit defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3. Jalen Hurts was the last scrambling quarterback they faced and held him to just 35 yards on nine carries.
Prescott has a better season this year than Mahomes, with 2,341 passing yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions to his name.
Prescott’s cumulative passer rating of 110 is the highest (110). All NFL starters. 8) and the second-highest completion rates of 70.3%. His intangibles at 28 years old are a different story. They’re being eaten by his rivals.
Mahomes stated earlier this week that Mahomes is a “first and foremost, he’s a phenomenal leader,” on the Cowboys’ official website. “I think you can see that even though you’re only watching him and them,” Mahomes said. He is a great athlete. He showed this in his college play. He’s also capable of making big throws. They have an amazing offense. They have an amazing team of people behind them. It will be a challenge to go up against them this week.