The Patriots have welcomed Patrick Mahomes to the NFL
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By Cody Rivera

Through the first five games of the 2018 NFL season, it was nothing but smooth sailing for Patrick Mahomes, the first-year starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Mahomes had taken the league by storm, making incredible passes and dashing for incredible runs, throwing touchdown after touchdown, and leading the Chiefs to a 5-0 start. He’s the most exciting young quarterback we’ve seen in years, and Kansas City has proven that it made the best decision of any team in the 2017 NFL Draft by selecting him.

But on Sunday night at Gillette Stadium, Mahomes finally got welcomed to the NFL the hard way — by getting handed his first ever defeat, 43-40, at the hands of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in what might be the most wildly entertaining Sunday Night Football game of the year. There couldn’t be a better way for a young player to get broken into the league.

Let’s be fair though; Mahomes still played an incredible game. He threw a pair of interceptions, but other than that, he continued to display the same abilities that have made him so captivating this season. He did everything he could to put the Chiefs in position to win the game, completing 23 of 36 passes for 352 yards and four touchdowns as Kansas City put up 40 points. You can’t get much better than...

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