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Week 10 of the NFL: The Old Mahomes Is Back, and Newton Puts On A Show On His Return

The Kansas City Chiefs, and quarterback Patrick Mahomes in particular, have had a difficult season. They were 5-4 into Sunday Night Football, and a lot of concerns were being asked about this squad, including whether Mahomes was the proper quarterback for the future. While it’s only based on one game, the evidence appears to be very clear following what we saw in their 41-14 thrashing of the Oakland Raiders. Mahomes threw five touchdown touchdowns and completed 35 of 50 attempts for 406 yards in the rout. Late in the game, it was all Chiefs, as they scored the game’s last 24 points to seal the victory.

 

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On top of giving them some much-needed momentum, it also put the Chiefs atop the incredibly tight AFC West race for now. Elsewhere, Cam Newton made his return to the Carolina Panthers with absolute aplomb as he helped his coast to a 34-10 victory over the Kyler Murray-less Arizona Cardinals in Glendale. Newton didn’t start and only had eight plays, but he scored on the first two of those. One was a two-yard run while the other was a two-yard pass. Both came early in the first quarter, and those set the tone for a downright dominant day. Other notable results included a 17-0 shutout of the Seattle Seahawks by the Green Bay Packers. Aaron Rodgers was back at QB and had 292 passing yards while AJ Dillon scored two touchdowns in the fourth to melt the Seahawks’ hopes. Russell Wilson, playing with a bum finger, was just 20-40 and was picked off twice in the outing. The Pack is now 8-2 following the result. Another game worth mentioning was the 16-16 tie between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Detroit Lions. Though the Lions will still be hunting for their first win, they will now know for sure they won’t go winless.

 

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