Chiefs break out in second half to dump Washington

Patrick Mahomes overcame a miserable first half to throw for two touchdowns as Kansas City pulled away in a 31-13 win over Washington.

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October 18, 2021 - 10:00 AM

Patrick Mahomes (15) of the Kansas City Chiefs runs with the ball against Khaleke Hudson (47) of the Washington Football Team Sunday. Photo by Mitchell Layton / Getty Images / TNS

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 397 yards and engineered three second-half touchdown drives to compensate for a pair of interceptions, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 31-13 comeback victory at Washington on Sunday that got them back to .500.

After throwing two picks before halftime, Mahomes connected with Tyreek Hill on a 2-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter. He put the game out of reach with a 24-yarder to Demarcus Robinson with 3:14 left in the fourth period. In between, new starting running back Darrel Williams rushed for his second TD of the game to help Kansas City (3-3) avoid what would have been an embarrassing loss.

The defense also finally played its part, holding an opponent under 29 points for the first time this season, forcing a fumble and picking off Taylor Heinicke to seal the win. Washington (2-4) finished with 276 yards and its lowest points total of the season.

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