Two weeks into the season and two AFC Offensive Player of the Week awards for former Whitehouse High School standout Patrick Mahomes II.
Mahomes was 23-for-28 for 326 yards and six touchdowns in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 42-37 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Mahomes became the first player in NFL history to throw 10 touchdown passes in the first two games of the season, breaking a record previously held by Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Charley Johnson.
Mahomes also earned the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor in Week 1 when he was 15-for-27 for 256 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Chiefs to a 38-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.
Through two weeks, Mahomes leads the NFL in passing touchdowns, is second in yards per completion and total QBR and is top 10 in passing yards and completion percentage despite being 29th in number of pass attempts.
Tampa Bay quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick also repeated as Offensive Player of the Week in the NFC.
Indianapolis’ Darius Leonard (AFC) and Chicago’s Danny Trevathan (NFC) were the Defensive Players of the Week, and Tennessee’s Dane Cruikshank (AFC) and San Francisco’s Robbie Gould (NFC) were the Special Teams Players of the Week.
Mahomes and the Chiefs (2-0) will host San Francisco at noon Sunday.