Where is the real Patrick Mahomes?
The guy who was the NFL version of Stephen Curry became a fallible shadow of himself, almost out of nowhere.
Sometimes it’s brilliant — 18 touchdown assists in seven games are by no means dire — but an uncharacteristic spike in losses. Imagine Curry shooting poorly for six weeks, and this is what we see with Mahomes, who has scored interceptions in six straight games, leads the NFL with nine, and has the 2019 Super Bowl and 2020 AFC champions in third place in his division. with three. -4 entries.
At this rate, a person who signs a contract that will receive no more than $ 450 million over 10 years will end up with 22 interceptions (in a 17-game season) – one more than Magomes in 16 games.
Not all of the chiefs’ problems are to blame for the Mahomes – they have the worst defenses in the NFL right now. He could ask Derek Carr how it has worked for him the last two years with the Raiders.
Mahomes has recovered from a nasty headshot against the Titans and is expected to play a week after the Chiefs lost by an almost incomprehensible 27-3 score.
He was such a successful player in terms of inserting balls into impossible windows and throwing from unusual angles – the last thing the chiefs want is to be a game manager. But turnovers are also not acceptable. It will be interesting to see how he reacts.
It’s worth noting that the 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo beat Magomez in the third quarter in Super Bowl LIV before rallying the Chiefs and putting the two men on different paths, financially and professionally.
And Magomes is not even until the middle of the season.
About this week’s ranking:
1. Duck Prescott, Dallas (Minnesota). Last week: 1
The Cowboys will be watching training closely this week to see if an injury to his calf will affect Prescott’s ability to control the ball down the field. Farewell week was the perfect time for a one-week break after injury in the final against New England.
2. Aaron Rogers, Green Bay (in Arizona). Last week: 2.
Was like a worker 27 of 35 by 274 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions against Washington. Everything is under control, Rogers has no reason to take risks, although it is surprising to see him throw late and centered to Davant Adams and succeed, breaking the main rule. This week, he will miss Adams over COVID-19.
3. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay (in New Orleans). Last week: 3.
Brady had four touchdown passes at half-time after beating the Bears 38-3. The Bears have had three throughout the season. With 602 touchdown assists in his career, Brady has 329 more than Joe Montana, 312 more than Johnny Unitas and 302 more than John Elway.
4. Derek Carr, Las Vegas (goodbye). Last week: 8.
Carr had 31 of 34 for 323 yards, a couple of touchdowns and one interception at the start of the match. In two games, he seems to benefit from the first pass attack when the defense is holding. The Raiders were then late with a healthy 33-22 lead over Philadelphia.
5. Joe Burrow, Cincinnati (v. New York Jets). Last week: 13.
Burrow had 26 of 38 for 416 yards and three TDs in a win over the Ravens. He was 8/10 for 201 yards and TD for Ja’Marr Chase. Does anyone still think Penay Sewell should have been preferred over Chase?
6. Kyler Murray, Arizona (v. Green Bay). Last week: 5.
The Cardinals continued to effectively control the ball, and Murray continued to thrive. He had 20 of 28 for 261 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in a 31-5 win against Houston.
7. Matt Stafford, Los Angeles Rams (in Houston). Last week: 7.
Jared Goff’s entire duel against Stafford was a mismatch from the start, based on supporting actors. Stafford 28 out of 41 for 334 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
8. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore (goodbye) Last week: 4
Jackson had less than 50 percent of passes (15 of 31), but went 257 yards and dashed 88 yards, losing to Cincinnati 41-17. Numbers are a byproduct of being behind work most of the day.
9. Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers (v. New England). Last week: 9.
The goodbye defeat from Baltimore came out of nowhere after three straight wins in which Hebert looked unstoppable and was among the NFL’s elite quarterbacks. He hopes to get back on the path of fighting the Patriots.
10. Josh Allen, Buffalo (v. Miami). Last week: 10.
Went from the peak of beating the bosses to losing against Tennessee before the week of farewell. With the Dolphins, Jacksonville and Jets approaching, Allen has a clear path to grow and position himself in the MVP race.
11. Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee (in Indianapolis) Last week: 12
Hit the Chiefs early and then the Titans took the lead, leading the 24-0 break and winning 27-3. Tannehill finished 21 of 27 for 270 yards, one touchdown and one interception. It’s hard to believe this team lost to the Jets.
12. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City (v. New York Giants). Last week: 6.
Didn’t think Mahomes would be subject to the mythological Super Bowl hangover that accompanies the losing team in the biggest game. But here we are.
13. Kirk Cousins, Minnesota (v. Dallas). Last week: 11.
Cousins kicked off the farewell week with some momentum, beating Detroit and Carolina. The situation for the Vikings becomes even more dangerous after a week of rest when Cowboys, Crows and Chargers appear in the next three games. On a score of 3–3, they will do well on a score of 5–4.
14. Matt Ryan (v. Carolina) Last week: 17
Tight end Kyle Pitts is making the impact the Falcons hoped for. He caught passes at 28 and 25 yards in his 30-28 win over Miami. Ryan was 25 of 40 for 336 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Pitts had seven catches at 163 yards.
15. Ben Rotlisberger, Pittsburgh (in Cleveland) Last week: 14
After Roethisberger’s goodbye to the Steelers with a score of 3-3, they included an away game in Cleveland (without Baker Mayfield), and then home games with Chicago and Detroit. May provide an opportunity to climb AFC North.
16. Carson Wentz, Indianapolis (v. Tennessee). Last week: 15.
There was one blatant failure lost, but threw two touchdown passes and landed swiftly in a 30-18 away win over the 49ers. Was 16 of 27 for 150 yards and showed he still has the knack for the big game, killing Michael Pittman from 34 yards, and earlier he had a 57-meter kick to Pittman.
17. Jamis Winston, New Orleans (v Tampa Bay) Last week: 16
Winston finished 19 of 35 for 222 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions and showed the Saints 4-2, but was unimpressed in the Saints 13-10 away win in Seattle.
18. Kees Kinum, Cleveland (v. Pittsburgh) Last week: 18 (Mayfield)
Remember when Kinum brought Minnesota to the NFC Championship game? With Cleveland’s running play and defense provided by the offensive line coached by Bill Callahan, this is Kinum’s best hit on a rep. There were 21 of 33 for 199 yards and a touchdown in the win over Denver.
19. Mc Jones, New England (at LA Chargers) Last week: 20.
Jones must have felt like he was back in Alabama after finishing 24 of 36 for 307 yards and two touchdowns as the Patriots rolled 551 yards in a 54-13 win over the hapless Jets.
20. Daniel Jones, New York Giants (in Kansas City) Last week: 24
Jones was 23 of 33 for 203 yards with a touchdown and 28 yards in the scrum in a 22-point win over Carolina. Completed passes to eight different recipients against a bad opponent.
21. Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville (in Seattle) Last week: 25.
The numbers are almost limitless in the last week, although Lawrence did get his first win over Miami over Miami before getting a much needed hiatus.
22. Teddy Bridgewater, Denver (v. Washington). Last week: 21.
That’s four losses in a row to Bridgewater after falling to the Browns on Thursday night. There were 23 of 33 for 187 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Drew Locke is warming up in the bullpen and John Elway wonders what the reaction will be if they bring in Deshawn Watson.
23. Tua Tagovaiola, Miami (in Buffalo) Last week: 26
Rumors of Deshawn Watson leaked and Tagoviola continued to shoot horizontally (32 yards out of 40, 291 yards), but made a couple of TD passes in the fourth quarter to put Miami ahead 28-27. He left enough time (2:27) for Atlanta to knock out the winner.
24. Sam Darnold, Caroline (in Atlanta) Last week: 19
For Darnold, it was a steady descent from an encouraging start, coinciding with Christian McCaffrey’s absence from injury. Hit the bottom against the Giants and was replaced by PJ Walker in the second half. Darnold was 16 out of 25 for 11 yards. Walker 3 out of 14 by 33 yards. Train wreck with a loss of 25-3.
25. Jalen Herts, Philadelphia (in Detroit) Last week: 22
It becomes clear that either Herts is not a defender of the future, or he still doesn’t have future teammates. It was 18 of 34 for 236 yards and rushed for 61 yards, but the Raiders were in control early in the third quarter.
26. Jeno Smith, Seattle (v. Jacksonville) Last week: 29
Almost nothing after an early touchdown pass at 84 yards by DC Metcalfe on the night the Seahawks had a chance to win one goal against New Orleans. Smith needs a W or two before Russell Wilson returns.
27. Zach Wilson, New York Jets (v. Cincinnati). Last week: 30.
Retired with a knee injury and lost 41 points to New England. At the time of injury, he was 6 out of 10 by 51 yards. Skip two to four weeks. Jets traded for Joe Flacco just in case.
28. Taylor Heinecke, Washington (in Denver) Last week: 31.
Directed an 83-yard shot on first possession and then just one field goal to the end, losing to the Packers. Good numbers (95 yards, 268 assists), but not very good in terms of bottom line. Slipped too early on the goal line and cost Washington a touchdown.
29. Jared Goff, Detroit (v Philadelphia) Last week: 23
Goff started well enough against his former side with a 63-yard pass to touch down D’Andre Smith, but then the Lions scored four field goals in a 28-19 defeat to the Rams. Finished 22 of 36 at 268 yards, one PD and two picks.
30. JIMMY GAROPPOLO, 49ERS (in Chicago) Last week: 28.
Jimmy G will face Chicago after a bad rain Sunday night, losing to the Colts. Trey Lance is not yet physically ready, so Kyle Shanahan will be behind Garoppolo. Until he does it.
31. Davis Mills, Houston (v Los Angeles Rams) Last week: 32
Texans averaged fewer yards per pass (4.2, 32 attempts, 135 yards) with Mills in the quarterback than Arizona averaged per shot (3.6, 37 assists, 172 yards) on a 35-3 loss.
32. Justin Fields, Chicago (v. 49) Last week: 27.
That’s not all, but the Bears now have less than 200 net passing yards in seven straight games in an era that fosters more passing. Fields showed 22 of 32 for 184 yards and three peaks on the Bucks’ 38-3 loss, and his body language on the sideline was terrible.