NEW YORK – Patrick Mahomes showed once again that the defending Super Bowl champs are the class of the NFL.
In a matchup of the past two regular-season Most Valuable Players, Mahomes got the better of Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.
Mahomes threw for 385 yards and four touchdowns and added a rushing TD in the Chiefs' 34-20 victory over the Ravens in the highly anticipated matchup.
That victory kept the Chiefs on top in the latest AP Pro32 poll. And this week, it's unanimous: Kansas City received all 12 first-place votes for 384 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL.
“The Chiefs imposed their will against the Ravens on Monday night, proving they remain the best team in the NFL,” said Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk.
“Maybe they left a question about that following their overtime win over the Chargers in Week 2. There is no doubt now.”
The Ravens fell two spots into a tie for fourth with the AFC East-leading Buffalo Bills.
Russell Wilson, another QB off to an outstanding start, and the Seattle Seahawks climbed a spot to reach No. 2 in the poll.