Patrick Mahomes’ Brutally Honest Verdict On His Performance During Heartbreaking Playoff Loss to Cincinnati Bengals Reminds Us Of His Growth In The NFL

Published 06/18/2022, 9:00 AM EDT
Jan 30, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) reacts after their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. The Cincinnati Bengals won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

The Kansas City Chiefs have witnessed immense success since Patrick Mahomes came in. The quarterback brought in prosperity after taking the reins. However, there are some moments that the Grim Reaper also despises. Even though professional athletes are reluctant to speak of their collapses, the Chiefs QB gets candid about it.

The Arrowhead won’t forget the second half of the AFC playoffs when the offense collapsed. The Bengals came back to win in overtime after the Chiefs punted four times, Patrick Mahomes threw two interceptions, and the Chiefs only scored a single field goal. QB Patrick hasn’t overlooked that matchup.

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In recent times, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes opens up on the AFC title loss against the Cincinnati Bengals. And one thing’s sure: he doesn’t have a splendid memory of that day.

As per Pro Football Talk, Mahomes mentions, “That second half I played, I didn’t play really good football at all. Probably my worst playoff football I’ve played was the second half of the game. So I’m just trying to use that as a learning thing. Whenever I’m struggling or a team’s struggling, just find a way to get positive plays. Because when you have a lead like that, you don’t want to lose that lead. We played such a great first half, even if we weren’t getting what we wanted in the second half I have to get better at taking what’s there to try to get some points on the board, come away and get to the Super Bowl.”

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The loss came at a crucial moment when the Chiefs could’ve created history. But Mahomes and his teammates will have plenty of chances to help compensate for it in the years ahead.

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The fans thought they would feel the void of Cheetah, but the Chiefs have kept the situation in control. The franchise has one of the striking offenses. While it doesn’t include Tyreek Hill, they have a collection of wideouts like JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and rookie Skyy Moore. But will they uplift the Chiefs into playoff contention? Only time will tell. 

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.

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