Mahomes throws 2 TDs, runs for 1 as Chiefs beat Bears 26-3

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates his 12-yard touchdown run with running back Spencer Ware in the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Mahomes threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score, and the AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs beat the Chicago Bears 26-3 to stay in contention for a first-round playoff bye.

Kansas City earned its fifth straight win and remained a game behind New England for the AFC's second seed.

The Patriots clinched their 11th consecutive AFC East championship by beating Buffalo on Saturday.

The Chiefs hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over New England thanks to a victory two weeks ago that helped secure their fourth division title in a row. Mahomes, playing his 30th game, became the fastest player to reach the 9,000-yard passing mark.

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12/22/2019 10:22:23 PM (GMT -6:00)