Patrick Mahomes warns the Cowboys defense in Week 11.
Patrick Mahomes issues a warning to the Cowboys’ defense in Week 11.
Patrick Mahomes has set the tone for the matchup between the 7-2 Dallas Cowboys and the 6-4 Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
After learning that Dallas’ defense is practicing to counter his scrambling ability in his first career meeting with the silver and blue, the Chiefs’ All-World quarterback confidently countered, “I’m going to continue to do what I do.”
“I haven’t scrambled as much this year,” Mahomes told reporters on Wednesday, November 17, according to Calvin Watkins of the Dallas Morning News. “But it’s always been a part of our game.”
Indeed, Mahomes has relied less on his wheels in the midst of Kansas City’s uncharacteristic struggles.
In Week 1, he had 37 rushing attempts for 227 yards and one touchdown.
It’s a slight departure from his personal bests of 62 carries and 308 yards in 2020.
Nonetheless, as evidenced by his thrashing of the Las Vegas Raiders last Sunday, Mahomes’ magical right arm remains his most valuable asset.
He completed 35 of 50 passes for 406 yards and five touchdowns, both season highs, as the Chiefs won their third straight game to take control of the AFC West.
Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott couldn’t stop gushing about his interconference opponent after seeing Mahomes’ classic performance.
According to the team’s official website, Prescott praised his opponent’s competitiveness on Wednesday.
“He believes he can make every throw and never believes he’s out of a game.”
And I believe that in this situation, having that confidence is critical.
I believe it has a significant impact on bleeding to your other teammates, with those guys reaping the benefits as well.
He’s a game-changer in the making.
He is a fantastic athlete.
Without a doubt, MVP, and MVP of the Super Bowl”
On a smaller scale, Sunday’s late-afternoon matchup pits an unstoppable force against an immovable object, as Dallas’ defense is coming off its best performance of the 2021 season, forcing Falcons QB Matt Ryan to throw for 117 yards with two interceptions.
The run defense of Dan Quinn’s team is ranked ninth in the country, allowing 101.2 yards per game.
The unit limited Jalen Hurts, the last scrambling quarterback it faced, to 35 yards on nine carries in a Week 3 rout of the Philadelphia Eagles.
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