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Almost 400 passing yards per game to go with 14 touchdowns – Mahomes' magical November

By Sports Desk November 29, 2020

Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes enjoyed a record-breaking November.

The 2018 NFL MVP produced another dominant performance as Super Bowl champions the Chiefs overcame the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

As the Chiefs improved to 10-1, Mahomes completed a magical November. This month, he completed 132 of 181 passes for 1,598 yards, 14 touchdowns and just one interception.

As per Stats Perform, Mahomes averaged 399.5 passing yards per game in November. That is the most passing yards per game by any quarterback in a single month in NFL history (minimum four games played).

Tyreek Hill caught three touchdown passes against the Buccaneers. Of Mahomes' 14 in November, eight were to Hill.

We take a look at Mahomes' month.

November 1 v New York Jets

Unsurprisingly, the Jets were no match for Mahomes and the Chiefs at the start of the month.

Mahomes went 31 of 42 for 416 yards and five touchdown passes in a 35-9 victory at Arrowhead Stadium.

He connected twice with Hill, throwing at least five TD passes in a game for the first time since late 2018.

November 8 v Carolina Panthers

Challenged by the Panthers, the Chiefs did enough to record a 33-31 win.

With the Chiefs leading 20-17 entering the fourth quarter, the teams traded touchdowns, with Mahomes twice finding Hill.

He finished with four touchdown passes, having completed 30 of 45 for 372 yards.

November 22 v Las Vegas Raiders

Seeking some revenge following their only loss of the season in October, the Chiefs found it thanks to Mahomes.

They looked set for another defeat when Derek Carr found Jason Witten with a one-yard TD pass with less than two minutes remaining to put the Raiders ahead.

But Mahomes led a seven-play, 75-yard drive in 75 seconds, completing it with a 22-yard pass to Travis Kelce to lift the Chiefs to a 35-31 victory.

Mahomes completed 34 of 45 passes for 348 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.

November 29 v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mahomes stepped up again as the Chiefs held off the Buccaneers 27-24 on Sunday.

He completed 37 of 49 passes for 462 yards and three touchdowns, outshining Tom Brady as the Chiefs improved to 10-1.

Only once – against the Los Angeles Rams in 2018 – has Mahomes had more passing yards in a game, finishing that contest with 478.

Hill was the star with 269 receiving yards and three touchdowns with the Chiefs holding on against Brady's Tampa Bay.

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