Mahomes throws 2 TD passes as Chiefs beat Commanders 24-14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes led two comparable landing drives and the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Washington Commanders 24-14 in a preseason sport on Saturday.
The first one was a 12-play, 87-yard drive in 5:28, capped by a 5-yard landing cross to Jody Fortson.
The second was a 12-play, 82-yard drive that took 5:25 and was capped by a 7-yard landing to Fortson.
Mahomes completed 12 of 19 for 162 yards. In two preseason video games, Mahomes has performed three sequence and has led three landing drives. He was 6 of seven for 60 yards and a landing within the first preseason sport in Chicago.
Fortson, who’s listed because the fourth-string tight finish on the depth chart, tied for the workforce lead on the Chiefs with 4 receptions, most coming within the first half. The Chiefs use a number of tight-end units, and Fortson may earn a spot on the 53-man roster.
He has 5 profession regular-season receptions, together with two touchdowns, all coming final season. But together with his 6-4, 226-pound body, he appears like he could also be a short-yardage possibility for Mahomes if he makes the roster.
Washington starter Carson Wentz performed three sequence and completed 6 of 9 for 64 yards.
Backups Taylor Heinicke and Sam Howell led landing drives. Heinicke led an 11-play, 84-yard drive, capped by a 9-yard landing to Cam Sims simply earlier than halftime. Howell led a 93-yard drive within the fourth quarter to chop the deficit to 17-14.
BUTKER SHOWS RANGE
Harrison Butker missed on his solely long-range try (from 53 yards), however he confirmed the energy in his proper leg throughout warmups. He hit one from 63 yards with loads of room to spare. He then hit comfortably from 69 yards and from 74 yards on his subsequent two tries.
Butker has stated throughout coaching camp that he felt he could possibly be profitable from 70 yards in a sport. He has a profession lengthy of 58 yards and is 20 of 28 from past 50 yards.
Chiefs: Cornerback Rashad Fenton left the sport within the second quarter with a groin damage.
Commanders: Defensive finish Bunmi Rotimi left within the third quarter with a leg damage. … Cornerback Corn Elder went into the concussion protocol within the third quarter and didn’t return.
Commanders: Face the Ravens in Baltimore on Saturday.
Chiefs: Host Green Bay on Thursday.
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