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The young quarterback, 27, dazzled in Tampa as he pulled several ridiculous plays out of his pocket to outshine the veteran and seven-time Super Bowl winner.
Mahomes threw for 249 yards and three touchdowns, including an electrifying jump pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a 41-31 victory over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday night.
Patrick Mahomes dazzled with ridiculous plays to help Kansas City to a win over Tampa Bay
Mahomes emerged victorious form the star quarterback showdown with Tom Brady Sunday
The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41-31 in Florida on Sunday night
Playing in a packed stadium only four days after Hurricane Ian ravaged portions of Florida, Mahomes had TD throws of 16 yards to Travis Kelce, 1 yard to Edwards-Helaire and 10 yards to Jody Fortson while making NFL history by reaching 20,000 yards passing faster than anyone else.
Mahomes first showcased his magic when the Chiefs forced a Tampa Bay fumble on the opening kickoff, and two plays later, he found Travis Kelce for a 16-yard touchdown pass.
He then wowed on the second drive as, with the Buccaneers' defense breathing down on his neck, he sidestepped Carlton Davis and managed to get the ball out in time to find JuJu Smith-Schuster for a first down.
However, his most remarkable moment of the game came when the Chiefs were up 14-3. The Buccaneers defense looked to have finally caught him but he successfully avoided the rush as he twirled away from Devin White before finding Edwards-Helaire for the score.
Mahomes's most remarkable moment of the game came when the Chiefs were up 14-3
The short pass to Edwards-Helaire was Mahomes at his improvisational best: He escaped two defenders, did a 360-degree spin move and flipped the ball over a crowd to the running back in the back of the end zone.
Mahomes's tricks and flicks did not go unnoticed on social media as NBA superstar LeBron James led the praise for the Chiefs quarterback.
'Patty Mahomes. So damn good,' the Lakers star tweeted, alongside a series on magic wand emojis.
NBA superstar LeBron James led the praise for the Chiefs quarterback on social media
Other football fans described Mahomes's ability as 'silly' as they jokingly claimed he should be banned from the league as no one else can match his skill.
'Patrick Mahomes should be banned from the @NFL, it's just not fair what he can do,' posted former linebacker Emmanuel Acho.
'Mahomes is just silly. It isn't fair. I want a Mahomes,' added Barstool Sports' Big Cat.
Patrick Allen described Mahomes's performance as Godlike, as he posted: 'Patrick Mahomes is going God Mode on the Bucs right now.'
Football fans joked