Patrick Mahomes Suffers Added Embarrassment After Chiefs Lose to Justin Herbert & Los Angeles Chargers

Published 09/28/2021, 2:49 PM EDT
Sep 19, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) walks the field before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Patrick Mahomes was involved in friendly trash talk during the offseason but had to swallow the bitter truth when Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers handed the Chiefs their second loss of the season.

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When Patrick Mahomes played the American Celebrity Golf Championship in California in July, a fan cautioned him to look out for Justin Herbert next year to which the quarterback replied, “I’ll see it when I believe it.

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Patrick Mahomes forced to swallow his words

This Sunday, Mahomes became a genuine believer after Justin threw the match-winning touchdown ball against him with just 32 seconds left in the clock.

A reporter asked Mahomes after the week 3 matchup, “The term, ‘I’ll see it when I believe it,’ — What did you see from Justin Herbert today?” The Chiefs’ belittled quarterback replied, “I guess I believe it. That’s all you can say.” (H/T Yahoo Sports)

TAMPA, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Patrick Mahomes (15) of the Chiefs looks for an open receiver during the Super Bowl LV game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 7, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, FL. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Herbert’s spell rounded up with 281 yards passing and four TDs without an interception, outperforming Mahomes in every aspect of the play, leaving him pondering upon his remark made this summer.

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Took an L from a division opponent

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“Nobody is happy with the way we played,” Mahomes said after the game. “You take a loss to a division opponent. It’s not a good thing. We haven’t done a lot of that in my time here. It’s how you respond. We have a long season ahead of us.”

Mahomes, on the other hand, finished with 260 yards passing with three touchdowns, two interceptions, and a loss of 30-24 against the Chargers which he will remember for the rest of the season.

Sep 26, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) runs the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

With two straight losses, Mahomes will be looking forward to bouncing back as soon as possible before it gets too late to call it a season. His next match against the Eagles in the Lincoln Financial Field will be a decisive match as both the teams having lost their previous two games, will be desperately searching for a W.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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