Mahomes' and Garoppolo's differing Sundays show beauty and cruelty of NFL

The most exciting QB in the league celebrated a record, while last year’s best regular-season story crumpled in a freak injury Within the span of a single game on Sunday, we saw one team’s best case scenario for their young quarterback play out and the other team’s biggest nightmare come to pass. In the Kansas City Chiefs’ 38-27 win over the San Francisco 49ers, Patrick Mahomes, in his home debut at Arrowhead Stadium, beat out a record set by one of the game’s all-time greats. However, this triumph was overshadowed by the sight of San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo being carted off the field in what is feared to be an ACL injury . The Chiefs have now started their season 3-0 with much of the credit rightfully going to Mahomes, in his first full year as a starter. He passed for three touchdowns on Sunday, increasing his total to 13, the most by any player in the first three games of the season. He surpassed the 12 thrown by Peyton Manning for the Denver Broncos in 2013 and all Manning did that year was set a new single-season record for most TDs in a year with 55. Oh, and Mahomes has yet to throw his first pick. Continue reading...

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