Matt Ryan connects with Austin Hooper, Calvin Ridley early in preseason loss to Kansas City

Aug 17, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper (81) celebrates a touchdown catch against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Mahomes showed why the Kansas City Chiefs handed him the keys to the offense. Tyreek Hill showed why that could be a problem for opposing defenses this season.

Mahomes was 8 of 12 for 138 yards and one touchdown — a 69-yard strike to Hill with 17 seconds left in the first half — as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the host Atlanta Falcons 28-14 in a Week 2 preseason game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Friday night.

Mahomes, a second-year quarterback taking over for the departed Alex Smith, has a big arm that Andy Reid’s offense in Kansas City has lacked since he arrived and has Chiefs fans dreaming of a high-powered offense with some of the fastest skill players in the league.

Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan was 5 of 7 for 90 yards and a score, a 4-yard pass to tight end Austin Hooper on the game’s first drive. First-round pick Calvin Ridley caught three balls for 49 yards and a score for Atlanta.

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