“We Just Kept Fighting”: Three-Time Super Bowl Winner Patrick Mahomes’ Strong Assessment on Chiefs’ OT Win

Published 02/12/2024, 7:30 AM EST

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“Surreal!” That’s how Patrick Mahomes describes the feeling after winning his second consecutive Super Bowl, with the Kansas City Chiefs edging out the San Francisco 49ers in a thrilling overtime finish. But the road to victory wasn’t smooth. Trailing at halftime and facing a stingy Niners’ defense, the Chiefs needed something special. Enter the embodiment of “We Just Kept Fighting,” Mahomes himself.

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“I think we just kept fighting… It wasn’t like we caught a lot of different plays,” admitted Mahomes. “We stayed within our offense, kind of like we did all year long, and guys just continued to battle.” That fighting spirit came alive in the final drive, where Mahomes, despite facing pressure all game, led a crucial scoring march. As ESPN’s Chris Berman exclaims, “How about that run?!” Mahomes, showcasing his athleticism, scrambles for key yards, setting the stage for the winning field goal.

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Travis Kelce, Mahomes’ ever-reliable partner in crime, couldn’t contain his excitement. “WHAAAAT!” he roars, reliving the moment Mahomes took off. Kelce had a mere singular catch in the first half, but he came alive in the final stretch, his big-play ability shining through.

Their connection, forged in relentless preparation, proved unstoppable. “This guy [Patrick Mahomes] works harder than anybody I’ve ever met in my life,” Kelce declared, highlighting the secret sauce behind their success. Even though the halftime locker room wasn’t a picture of serenity.

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“The conversation at halftime was ‘let’s just get back to being us!’” revealed Patrick Mahomes. That meant rediscovering their identity and playing with the intensity and execution that had defined their season. In the second half, they flipped the script. As Mahomes pointed out, “I felt in the first half they (the 49ers) brought the intensity to us, and we matched it in the second half and took over as we got in the overtime.”

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This third Super Bowl win isn’t just about Patrick Mahomes’ heroics or Kelce’s big plays. It is about the collective spirit of the Kansas City Chiefs and their unwavering belief in ‘Fighting’. As Berman, declared, “Listen; first half, I’m looking at Travis Kelce, one catch, for one yard… What it, what (looks at Mahomes)? You got three points at halftime.”

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The Chiefs, led by their resilient quarterback and his fiery tight end, refused to be fazed. They clawed their way back, proving that heart, grit, and unwavering determination can overcome any obstacle.

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And so, the confetti rains down on Kansas City once again. Back-to-back champions, etched in Super Bowl history. The legacy is cemented, a testament to the power of unwavering belief and a fighting spirit that refuses to be subdued.

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Shrabana Sengupta

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