He came to Mahomes early in the week with a video he’d found on the Internet, the content being a kid talking with the message, “I’ve got my swagger back,” per sources. This message resonates with Patty, who had been struggling for the first time in his pro career. He resolved his play Sunday night when they defeated the Las Vegas Raiders, 41-14.
Patrick Mahomes had himself a night vs. the Raiders 🔥
— ESPN (@espn) November 15, 2021
“That was something that was kind of my motto this week,” Mahomes said. “I think the whole team got that swag back. We’re going to try to keep that thing rolling.”
The Chiefs seem to return to the former sleeves Sunday night. The dominating win propelled the Chiefs to 6-4 on the season, tied at the top of the AFC West division. Mahomes threw for 406 yards and five touchdowns, two to Tyreek Hill. The home run ball was back in full effect, as Mahomes connected on four passes of 25 or more yards to four different receivers.
“We’ve done it before,” he said. “We’ve done it these last few seasons. We were doing it at the beginning of this season. We were moving the ball, we were making a lot of stuff happen.”
Mahomes Optimistic Belief of Returning Back to the Kansas City Chiefs we Remember
The Chiefs’ struggle was clear these past few weeks. In the last three games, the Chiefs scored a combined 36 points, although, they found ways to win two out of the three. The last time the Chiefs scored 40 points or more was earlier in the season, week five when they face the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I knew we were going to click back into it,” Mahomes said. “I’ve been saying that for weeks. We were going to find it.”
— NFL (@NFL) November 15, 2021
However, this doesn’t mean the Chiefs didn’t go through dry spells throughout the game. Many of the Chiefs’ players are adjusting their games on a weekly basis as they understand many teams have game planned for the “home run” ball.
“It’s hard, especially for me because I’m used to going 80 [yards] every play,” Hill said. “Coach [Andy] Reid has got to keep me calm on the sideline. … I’m used to going down the field, and now guys got me running 12-yard ins. That’s not something I’m used to.
“We’re all adjusting our games.”