KANSAS CITY, Mo. – One of the few things Patrick Mahomes hadn't done in his young career was bounce back from a loss.
He made that look just as easy as Mahomes does everything else.
The young record-setting quarterback threw for 358 yards and four touchdowns Sunday night, Kareem Hunt finished with three scores and the Kansas City Chiefs rebounded from a last-second loss in New England by throttling the Cincinnati Bengals 45-10.
"I mean, you always think you're going to have success," said Mahomes, whose 22 touchdown passes in his first eight games set an NFL record, "but I didn't think it would happen this much."
Mahomes completed 28 of 39 passes with his only big mistake an underthrown interception, though the Chiefs (6-1) were already so far ahead of Cincinnati (4-3) by that point it didn't really matter.
He spread the wealth, too, connecting with eight targets. Tyreek Hill had seven catches for 68 yards and a touchdown, Travis Kelce had five catches for 95 yards, and Demetrius Harris hauled in a TD catch as the Chiefs piled up 551 yards of total offense and made Andy Reid the ninth NFL coach to reach 200 career victories.
"We're just rolling," Harris said. "We're unstoppable when it's clicking like that."
The Bengals' Andy Dalton was held to 148 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception returned for a touchdown by the NFL's worst defense. Joe Mixon managed just 50 yards rushing.
Kansas City safety Ron Parker returned the interception 33 yards for the score in the third quarter, the first touchdown of his eight-year NFL career. That came 9 seconds after Hunt's third TD of the night.
"My daughter was actually asking me before the game why I don't ever score touchdowns," Parker said. "That one was for her."