FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Patrick Mahomes played his worst half of the season in the first 30 minutes on Sunday night against the New England Patriots by two interceptions that left the Kansas City Chiefs far behind.
He didn & # 39; rattle. He turned the game into a classic duel in his first showdown with New England's Tom Brady.
"If you have the guys I have on this team with the weapons I have," Mahomes said, "I have to stay hurling it." That's Mahomes done He threw four touchdown passes in the second half, three to Tyreek Hill, and led the Chiefs back from their 15-point halftime deficit.
Brady beat Mahomes at the end as the Patriots kicked off a walk-off field Goal to win 43-40.
Patrick Mahomes found Kareem Hunt for an impressive 67-yard touchdown on the first possession of the Chiefs in the second half.
Eventually, Mahomes came up against an opponent he could not beat. Brady and the Patriots did it, though Mahomes got them to work for it.
"He did a lot of big (throws)," Brady said. "Hard to slow these guys down." They're getting pretty tough too so glad that we had our last shot and were glad we took advantage of it
Mahomes and the Chiefs are 5-1 this season. They are 6-1 when Mahomes is their quarterback and score the last regular season game against Denver Broncos last year. In this game, Mahomes led the Chiefs to a walk-off field goal and a 27-24 win.
The game did not start well for Mahomes. He brought the Chiefs into bad positions for the first time with his two interceptions in the first half. One put the Patriots on Kansas City 4 and they took advantage of the favorable field position for a touchdown.
The other, in the red zone towards the end of the second quarter, cost the Chiefs at least three points.  I missed a few throws, "Mahomes said." That happens in this league. But always, if you play good football teams, you can not miss these throws. We've left some points outside. "
But he shot up and was rewarded with the four touchdown passes One of 67 yards to Kareem Hunt and another of 75 yards to Hill.
" We're just starting "Hunt," said Hunt, "I think we hit the ball well all night. We just have to find ways to score in the red zone. The last two weeks it seems like we can not do it there and I feel like I'm in the second half. Finally we got it in the end zone.
Brady and Mahomes wished in midfield after Stephen Gostkowski's 28-yard field goal had settled the game, perhaps the first chapter of their rivalry  "He congratulated me, a good game and of course I did the same to him, "Mahomes said," I just said good luck with him for the rest of the season. We'll go out there and hopefully we can keep playing and hopefully we can see him again. "