Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Talks Saints’ HC Sean Payton’s Creativity and his Playbook

Published 12/18/2020, 2:15 PM EST
Nov 22, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) throws against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are having an excellent season. The defending Super Bowl Champions are currently 12-1, and a lock to make the Playoffs as the top seed in the AFC.

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Mahomes has enjoyed an MVP level season this year. This weekend, the Chiefs play the New Orleans Saints and Sean Payton, another in-f0rm team.

Nov 8, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) celebrates with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) after scoring against the Carolina Panthers during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Mahomes spoke to the press ahead of the game against the New Orleans Saints and talked about the challenges of facing a strong team.

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Mahomes even praised Season Payton for his tactics and the plays that he has put in place. He even believes that it will be an interesting game because of both the teams’ similar offenses.

He said, “Obviously then, you could see how all the stuff he has done for years and years has had success, and then you’re watching him on film, you can see all the different gameplay plays that they have as long as they are base plays.

“They do a great job of executing and getting the ball to their players, and I think it is very similar to what we do here, and it’s pretty cool to go against another great coach like that.”

Patrick Mahomes talks Sean Payton and Saints

The match-up with the Saints is an interesting fixture. The clash will see star quarterback for the Chiefs take on the New Orleans Saints’ returning star quarterback Drew Brees.

Brees has been one of the long-standing elite quarterbacks in the game, whereas Mahomes has recently risen to prominence on the back of a series of outstanding performances.

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Their clash is one that has been highly anticipated. Brees went down with an injury earlier this season and wasn’t a lock to return to this game up until recently.

In the meantime, Mahomes has led the Chiefs to an amazing season, and they look like strong contenders to reach the Super Bowl as the AFC champions.

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The clash on Sunday could be an early preview of the 2021 NFL Super Bowl. The two teams have dominated their respective divisions and conferences this year, and could reach the Super Bowl when all is said is done.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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