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Tomahawks and Touchdowns: Week #3 Preview

The Kansas City Chiefs won last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-37 on the road. It was their first win in Pittsburgh since 1986. The Chiefs are 2-0 to start the season. They are tied with the Denver Broncos at the top of the AFC West. The Chiefs were led to victory by a strong offensive performance.

Patrick Mahomes had a big game against the Steelers. He went 23/28 for 326 yards and six touchdowns. He threw touchdowns to five different receivers in the game. So far this season Mahomes has 582 passing yards and 10 touchdowns. He broke the record for the most touchdown passes in the first three games of a career. He started in week #17 against the Denver Broncos last season and did not have a touchdown in the game. Mahomes leads the NFL in touchdowns and is in the top 10 in passing yards. Patrick Mahomes has had a great start to his role as the starting quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The Chiefs defense has struggled in the first two games of the season. They rank last in the NFL with an average of 508 total yards against. They have also given up 32.5 points per game, which is the third most. The poor defensive performance has been a big reason for the huge offensive numbers. The defense has not been able to put games away despite the great offensive performance.

This week the Chiefs will play their first home game of the season against the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are 1-1 to start the season. Last week they won a close game against the Detroit Lions 30-27. The 49ers will be a big test for the Chiefs defense. They are led on offense by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The Chiefs last faced Garoppolo in 2014 when he came off the bench to replace Tom Brady in the blowout win for the Chiefs. During the off-season he signed a five-year $137.5 million dollar contract, which made him at the time the highest paid player in the NFL. He is still adjusting to being the starter in the NFL with only 9 career starts. Garoppolo has 467 passing yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions this season. The 49ers also have a good rushing attack. Matt Breida leads the NFL with 184 rushing yards. They also have running back Alfred Morris who is a power style back. Morris has 84 rushing yards this season. The match-up between the 49ers offense and Chiefs defense could decide the outcome of the game.

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