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Is Patrick Mahomes the Thanos of the NFL? | Ekeler’s Edge

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Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Eckeler and Sportzshala Sports analyst Matt Harmon discuss the Chiefs’ comeback with a 30-27 victory over the Austin Chargers. Austin loves fierce battles between his Chargers and Chiefs, but would rather be on the other end of the exodus. Matt asks if Mahomes’ patented returns are imminent? Watch the latest episodes of Ekeler’s Edge every Wednesday on Sportzshala Sports and your favorite social networks. Listen to Ekeler’s Edge at Sportzshala Fantasy Football Prediction wherever you get podcasts.

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Matt Harmon: Let’s dive into this. Chiefs 30, Chargers 27.

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Austin EKELER: [? Ugh. ?] [? Ugh. ?]

Matt Harmon: I–


I said this to a reporter in the middle of the week, like, this game is going to be 60 minutes like always. Every time we play these guys, the value of every second in the game comes down to one team potentially winning or losing to the very end. And it didn’t disappoint. That was exactly the situation.

We felt that we came out strong. It’s been a tight game all along with a couple of host changes that always make it a little more exciting, not necessarily for us as players, but for everyone else. Like, ooh, this is a good game. They go back and forth.

But man, we just couldn’t give ourselves that pillow we knew we’d need. We needed to get 2 points ahead against Patrick, man, and this offense because we know what they can do in two minutes. We have seen it.

They did it and they proved it. In the third quarter we left the game. We only had six draws in the third quarter, two outs.

Matt Harmon: Wow.

Austin EKELER: And little things like that… I had few opportunities here and there to capitalize and get further into the end zone. But this is football. Like, we went there and fought tooth and nail, like we do every week. And it was one of those times when we both played back and forth.

And this is the NFL for you, man. You can go there and fight with all your might, but you know what. It doesn’t guarantee anything because there is another team on the other side doing the same thing. So it was a glorious fight and I will always remember our fights between Chiefs and Chargers, man, because they are always epic.

Matt Harmon: Yeah, I mean, I think the Herbert-Mahomes match will be one of those for a long, long time. You know, the Chargers Chiefs is obviously a must see. You sort of answered it because I was going to ask you, you know what your mindset is as someone who is on the sidelines and has to watch Mahomes go out of the game in less than two minutes?

‘Cause I’ll tell you what, dude. Every Sunday night I write a short column – five things I care about and five things I don’t care about. And I know I wrote the line, the headline, I even said it in this week’s edition – I know I wrote it before, but I’m writing it again. Patrick Mahomes is simply inevitable.

Like, he’s got… he’s like Thanos, right? At the end of the fucking Infinity Wars where I’m inevitable, he snaps his finger like he’s that dude. I had to laugh too when the broadcast… obviously you didn’t see it, but the broadcast goes like this: “Oh, the Chiefs have a 24% chance of winning in less than two minutes.” Like, okay, I don’t know what the model says, but you can go ahead and throw the model in the trash when 15 comes out. It just has to be tiring to know that this guy will come out and do his thing.

Austin EKELER: Yeah man, like, I’m like, come on, protection. Come on, protection, huh? But yes, he is a great player. And he showed it, and that’s what he does.

At such moments, he comes alive with his feet or when he throws the ball, right? He makes the right decisions. And who else is alive for him? Number 87, Travis Kelsey. Oh my god, one of the best players in the league ever.

And here they are both together in two minutes, these dudes come to life. And they definitely did it for their team. And yes, man. Sort of [? a ?] the guy on the touchline, I’m just sitting, they say, come on, defend yourself. We just need to play and we can’t do it.

I could see us if we take care of the business, looking forward to playing them because this is a team you will probably have to play three times a year. I don’t shy away from it. I love dating these guys. It’s always a fun fight, win or lose. Obviously it’s better to win. But man, this is just a reminder of why I love grinding and playing this game.



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