Mahomes shines in opener

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September 9, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, 15, of the Kansas City Chiefs calls a play in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. SAM GREENWOOD/GETTY IMAGES/TNS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ? Early in the second quarter Sunday at TIAA Bank Field, Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs? crown jewel and the stuff the team?s dreams are made of, went on a little jaunt around right end to leave us cringing over how vulnerable he was.

Especially against a surly Jacksonville defense that already had knocked Tyreek Hill out of the game and was apt to treat officials? whistles as guidelines more than rules in the Chiefs? 40-26 season-opening victory.

Before you could even exhale, one play later Mahomes got tangled up and mangled some in a scrum 15 yards or so from a near-brawl that initially distracted from what had happened to him with the Chiefs holding a 17-10 lead.

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