Sam McDowell: Why teammates told Patrick Mahomes he had one of his best ever games in Chiefs opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes had the fourth-lowest yardage output of his career in the Chiefs’ 34-20 season-opening win Thursday, and the reason that needs to be stated first is because of what came next.As he assessed the performance with his backup quarterbacks afterward, they told him it was one of the best games he’d ever played.Really.Mahomes managed only 211 yards on 24 completions, the former a number he has eclipsed 27 times and even doubled three times. His yards per attempt — 6.59 — is the third lowest total in his 32 career starts.But, uh, one of his best games?“Chad (Henne) a…

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