It’s hard to put into words how crazy the game Sunday was. That 24-point comeback was the 4th largest in the history of the playoffs, behind the 28-3 Super Bowl, the Colts coming back against us, and “The” comeback.
But those comebacks were much slower, which is typical. In a big comeback it usually takes one team a half to build the lead, then the other team uses the rest of the game to slowly come back. The Colts and Bills didn’t take the lead until the 4th quarter, while the Patriots got their first lead on the game winning touchdown in overtime.
The Chiefs took the lead before halftime.
Just think about that for a moment. With 10:58 left in the 2nd quarter the Texans kicked a field goal to go up 24-0. But by the time that 11 minutes had winded down the Texans were attempting a field goal to try and cut their deficit to 1.
But it gets even better. As if only needing one quarter of play to stage the 4th largest comeback in playoff history wasn’t enough, the Chiefs continued to score on their way to scoring 41 points in a row. 41! In a row!
In the Alex Smith era the Chiefs scored 41 points in an entire game just 7 times (including playoffs). On Sunday the Chiefs did that in 2 quarters of play without allowing the Texans to even get a field goal.
The Chiefs turned a 24-0 deficit into a blowout win before the 4th quarter even started. Even though the Texans had a 24-0 lead in the 2nd quarter they had to abandon the run entirely by the 4th (their last run play was with 3:19 left in the 3rd).
Mahomes had over 300 yards passing, 5 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. You know when the last time somebody did that in a playoff game was?
Mahomes is the only player in NFL history to have that kind of stat line in a playoff game. We just witness what may be the greatest quarterback performance in an NFL playoff game ever and nobody seems to have noticed.