8 Touchdowns, 3 Interceptions: Decoding Patrick Mahomes Stats vs. San Francisco 49ers Before the Super Bowl War

After four years, the Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers in a showdown at Super Bowl LVIII. This battle will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes aims to win his third Super Bowl, but can he pull off the victory from MVP finalist Brock Purdy?

On the one hand, the Chiefs want to be the next team after the Patriots to bag the Super Bowl trophy consecutively. On the other hand, the 49ers want to take revenge on the Chiefs after their last Super Bowl loss in 2020 and make history by winning the trophy after 1995. Let’s decode Mahomes’ NFL statistics vs. the 49ers ahead of the thrilling showdown.

Patrick Mahomes is one up against the 49ers!

As the Chiefs’ starter, Patrick Mahomes holds an 88-25 career record and a winning percentage of about 77%. Specifically, against the 49ers, he has an undefeated record of 3 wins, including the Super Bowl LIV victory. According to his NFL statistics vs. the 49ers, the data indicates that Mahomes has thrown for an average of 341 passing yards. Furthermore, the Chiefs, under Mahomes’ guidance, have scored an average of 37.7 points when facing the 49ers. This point average ranks third highest against any team during Mahomes’ seven-year tenure as the Chiefs’ starting quarterback.

In his three games against the Niners, Mahomes has accumulated 1,023 yards and threw 8 touchdowns. However, he was sacked thrice in his three games with San Francisco. Looking ahead, the quarterback aims to secure his second Super Bowl victory against the 49ers, his third Super Bowl victory within his seventh season. Interestingly, this feat is only accomplished by Tom Brady and Troy Aikman. According to ESPN, if successful, “Mahomes could also make history as the first player in the four major men’s professional sports to claim three championships and two league MVPs within his 7 seasons since Larry Bird accomplished this from 1979 to 1986.”


Besides these, the 28-year-old quarterback has already made history in the league by becoming the youngest quarterback to beat all 31 other teams and becoming the first NFL passer to start in four Super Bowls before age 30.

These glorious records show Mahomes’ potential and power in the league.

What are the strengths of Patrick Mahomes?

In passing situations, a quarterback faces three potential outcomes; one is completing a pass, the second is getting sacked, and the third is choosing to scramble. Patrick Mahomes distinguishes himself in the last two scenarios. He depicts his skill in avoiding sacks with a low 3.7% sack rate.

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Jan 28, 2024; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) warms up prior to the AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, Mahomes is highly effective regarding scrambling, ranking second only to Josh Allen in scramble EPA for the 2023 season: Josh Allen 26.2 (-21), and Patrick Mahomes 23.8 (-26), based on data gathered from November 2023. Mahomes’ impressive performance in plays resulting in a sack or scramble is reflected in his high QBR of 92.6, showcasing his prowess in these situations.

Will Mahomes win his third Super Bowl on Sunday, following his fourth AFC Championship? What do you think? Let us know by commenting below.

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