Mahomes displays growth in Game 1

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August 13, 2019 - 10:37 AM

Patrick Mahomes fakes a handoff to running back Carlos Hyde in the first quarter of a preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday. JAMES WOOLDRIDGE/KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes dropped back to pass early in the Kansas City Chiefs’ preseason opener against Cincinnati and, feeling the pressure of the pass rush collapsing the pocket around him, wisely stepped forward and then bolted to the right.

The young star quarterback made a nifty move at the five-yard line to make one would-be tackler miss, then cut back again to see two more defenders converging near the goal line.

The brash, brave thing to do would have been for Mahomes to dive for the end zone.

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