Patrick Mahomes has taken the NFL by storm since first taking the field as a starter in 2018, a historic MVP-winning campaign that saw him throw for 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns.
Now six full seasons in, he's helped bring the Kansas City Chiefs back to the Super Bowl three times, including a victory against the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV and the Eagles in Super Bowl LVII, and he surpassed the 20,000-yard threshold during his second MVP campaign in 2022.
Additionally, his presence — in combination with stud pass-catchers like Travis Kelce, has made the Chiefs one of the league's most dangerous offenses year after year.
I'm with the #chiefs for the next two days. I'd say Patrick Mahomes is off to a pretty good start to his NFL career. pic.twitter.com/YFMCsHk87u— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 7, 2022
Let's dive into Patrick Mahomes' accomplished career and see where he stacks up against each and every NFL team — both in the regular season and postseason - heading into Super Bowl 57.
|Team||Mahomes' regular season record||Mahomes' postseason record|
|Green Bay Packers||1-0||N/A|
|Las Vegas Raiders||9-1||N/A|
|Los Angeles Chargers||7-2||N/A|
|Los Angeles Rams||1-1||N/A|
|New England Patriots||2-1||0-1|
|New Orleans Saints||1-0||N/A|
|New York Giants||1-0||N/A|
|New York Jets||1-0||N/A|
|San Francisco 49ers||2-0||1-0|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2-0||0-1|
Mahomes vs the Buffalo Bills
It's safe to say that at this juncture of his career, Mahomes' most relevant opponent comes in the form of Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.
These two star QBs split their first two regular-season meetings, but Mahomes has gotten the better of Allen in those critical postseason showdowns. Mahomes & Co. hung 38 on the Bills in the 2021 AFC Championship Game en route to a 14-point victory. Pat threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns, completing 29 of 39 passes for the game.
Last year's instant classic of an AFC Divisional Round meeting saw Mahomes and Allen trading blows, but Pat ultimately got the last laugh. With just 13 seconds left, Mahomes completed a two-play, 38-yard drive to get the Chiefs into field goal range and force overtime. Then, after KC won the OT coin toss, he threw a touchdown pass to Travis Kelce to send the Chiefs to their fourth consecutive AFC title game.
MAHOMES HAD 13 SECONDS! #NFLPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/68g4cJ0sqW— NFL (@NFL) January 24, 2022
Needless to say, we'll be seeing much more of these two gunslingers in the AFC playoffs for years to come.
Mahomes vs the Denver Broncos
Since taking the reigns in KC, Mahomes has helped the Chiefs win the AFC West each of those four years — thanks in some part to their dominance of the Denver Broncos.
Mahomes is now 11-0 against the Broncos, a record that includes his first career start as a rookie in 2017 and a handful of blowout wins: 43-16, 23-3, 30-6, and 22-9.
Mahomes' most recent win over the Broncos was a 27-24 squeaker in Week 17 of the 2022 season in which he threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns.
- Josh Allen's record against every NFL team
- Joe Burrow's record against every NFL team
- Lamar Jackson's record against every NFL team
- Patrick Mahomes' record against every NFL team
- Dak Prescott's record against every NFL team
- Matt Ryan's record against every NFL team
- Aaron Rodgers' record against every NFL team
- Matthew Stafford's record against every NFL team
Mahomes vs the Las Vegas Raiders
Another AFC West foe that Mahomes has consistently gotten the better of is the Las Vegas Raiders.
Mahomes started his career 4-0 against Vegas before dropping a 40-32 shootout at home in 2020. Last season was a much different story, though, with the Chiefs taking both divisional tilts by a combined score of 89-23. Mr. Mahomes combined for 664 yards and seven touchdowns in those games.
Mahomes dealt the Raiders another big blow in Week 5 of the 2022 season. Down 17-0 at halftime, he led the Chiefs to an electrifying 30-29 win in front of a frenzied home crowd at Arrowhead Stadium. The 27-year-old QB threw for 292 yards and four touchdowns in the emotional come-from-behind win. Mahomes then capped off the 2022 regular season with a resounding 31-13 victory over Las Vegas in Week 18.
Mahomes vs the Baltimore Ravens
While not as overwhelming as Josh Allen, Lamar Jackson has also found his name tied to Mahomes in a variety of ways.
After Lamar followed up Mahomes' 2018 MVP campaign with one of his own in 2019, it appeared these two would be butting heads in the AFC. However, Mahomes' Chiefs took the first three matchups: the first in overtime, the second by five points, and the third in a 14-point thumping.
Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens responded last year in Week 2, shocking the Chiefs 36-35 in a game Lamar threw for 239 yards and ran for 107 more. Sadly, there's no matchup on the docket for 2022.
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Mahomes vs the San Francisco 49ers
It's hard to break down Patrick Mahomes' career without mentioning his most important victory: Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers.
While Mahomes struggled at times against San Fran's defense (two interceptions), he shined late — quickly erasing a 10-point second-half deficit with a 21-point fourth quarter.
He completed 26 of his 42 passes, threw for two touchdowns, and rushed for a third. The performance earned him Super Bowl MVP honors, making him the third youngest recipient and youngest quarterback to win it (24 years, 138 days old).
Lead the @Chiefs to an all-time Super Bowl comeback?— NFL (@NFL) July 6, 2020
That's how you get a 10-year extension. @PatrickMahomes pic.twitter.com/m2lsu0NarM