Patrick Mahomes and company didn’t need to break much of a sweat on Sunday night, as they breezed by the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field for a 26-3 victory. The win keeps pressure on the New England Patriots, who will need to beat the Dolphins in Week 17 to secure the No. 2 seed and a playoff bye. If they can’t take out Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins, the Chiefs could scoop that bye with a win over the Chargers.
Kansas City has the AFC West clinched but they could still drop to the No. 4 seed which would likely have them hosting the Bills instead of whoever gets in the last spot, which could be the Titans, Steelers, or Raiders. So they will play to win next week when they host the Chargers for a couple reasons.
Usually a tougher place to play than some, Soldier Field had no life, as the Bears fell to 7-8. They will look to keep from a losing record when they go to Minnesota to face a Vikings team who will likely have some motivation to win.
Mahomes was his usual self, as he completed 23-of-33 passes for 251 yards and two touchdowns and also ran in a touchdown from 6-yards out. If the Bears would have put up any kind of fight, Mahomes likely would have had an upside game instead of just a very good game.
Damien Williams played for the first time since Week 11 and took back control over a committee backfield, as he ran the ball 16 times for 57 yards and caught three passes for 27 yards and a touchdown. Spencer Ware was behind him in the pecking order, but had to leave with a shoulder injury, so Darwin Thompson ended up backing Williams up, as LeSean McCoy was a healthy scratch.