Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes II and Jared Goff will be going toe to toe on September 7, when the Kansas City Chiefs (0-0) and Detroit Lions (0-0) play at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. In the column below, we take a look at the numbers to decide which signal caller is more likely to take his team to victory.

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Chiefs vs. Lions Game Info

  • Game Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023
  • Time: 8:20 PM ET
  • Venue: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • TV: NBC
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Patrick Mahomes II vs. Jared Goff Matchup

Patrick Mahomes II 2022 Stats Jared Goff
17 Games Played 17
67.1% Completion % 65.1%
5,250 (308.8) Passing Yards (Per Game) 4,438 (261.1)
41 Touchdowns 29
12 Interceptions 7
358 (21.1) Rushing Yards (Per game) 73 (4.3)
4 Rushing Touchdowns 0

Patrick Mahomes II Game Props

  • Passing Yards Prop: Over/Under 286.5 yards
  • Passing TD Prop: Over/Under 2.5 TD

Lions Defensive Stats

  • Last season, the Lions had one of the least effective defenses in the league, ranking 28th in the NFL by surrendering 25.1 points per game. Meanwhile, they ranked 32nd in the NFL with 392.4 total yards allowed per contest.
  • When it came to stopping the pass, Detroit was one of the least effective defenses in the league, allowing the third-most pass yards in the NFL (245.8 per game). Meanwhile, it ranked 23rd with 26 passing touchdowns allowed.
  • Against the run, the Lions struggled last season, with 2,491 rushing yards allowed (29th in NFL). They ranked 29th with 22 rushing touchdowns allowed.
  • Defensively, Detroit ranked 30th in the NFL in terms of third-down efficiency allowed, with a mark of 45.1%. It was 27th in red-zone percentage allowed at 63.8%.

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Jared Goff Game Props

  • Passing Yards Prop: Over/Under 256.5 yards
  • Passing TD Prop: Over/Under 1.5 TD
  • Rushing Yards Prop: Over/Under yards

Chiefs Defensive Stats

  • Last season, the Chiefs were middle-of-the-road in points allowed (21.7 per game), ranking 16th in the league.
  • When it came to stopping the pass, Kansas City was midde-of-the-road last season, ranking 19th in the league in passing yards allowed with 3,756 (220.9 per game).
  • Against the run, the Chiefs ranked eighth in the NFL in rushing yards allowed with 1,823 (107.2 per game) and 15th in yards allowed per rush attempt (4.4).
  • Defensively, Kansas City ranked 13th in the NFL in third-down efficiency allowed at 38.3%. In red-zone efficiency allowed, it ranked 31st at 67.3%.

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