By Mary Murphy
Patrick Mahomes completed 33-of-44 passes for 378 yards and three touchdowns in the Chiefs’ 42-36, Divisional Round overtime win over the Bills.
Late in the fourth quarter, Mahomes had 190 passing yards and one touchdown, but then pandemonium set in, with the Bills and Chiefs combining for 25 points over the final 1:54 of regulation.
Mahomes tossed a 64-yard touchdown to Tyreek Hill with 1:02 left to put the Chief up 33-29. The Bills then scored with 13 seconds left. Mahomes hit Hill and Travis Kelce with big gains to put Harrison Butker in range for a game-tying 49-yard field goal.
Mahomes then marched the Chiefs right down the field on the opening possession of overtime, hitting Kelce for a game-winning eight-yard touchdown. Mahomes’ other passing score was a two-yarder to Byron Pringle early.
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He also ran one in from eight yards out in the first quarter, combining for a career-best 7-69-1 rushing line.
Mahomes all but earned his $500 million contract with this one performance to push the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game against the Bengals next week.
Mahomes went for 259 yards and two scores against Cincinnati in Week 17.