The Chiefs scored touchdowns on their first three offensive possessions in the AFC Championship game against the Bengals and looked ready for the Super Bowl. And then their resentment collapsed.
After the break, the Chiefs missed four times. Patrick Mahomes threw two interceptions and the Chiefs only managed one field goal as the Bengals came back to win in overtime. Mahomes is still thinking about this game.
“That second half I played didn’t show good football at all. Probably my worst playoff football I’ve played was in the second half of the game,” Mahomes said. “So I’m just trying to use that as a lesson: whenever I’m struggling or the team is struggling, just find a way to get a positive game, because when you have that kind of advantage, you don’t want to lose. what leads. We played so well in the first half, even if we didn’t get what we wanted in the second half, I have to get better at taking what I have to try to score on the board and get away and get to the Super Bowl. “.
Mahomes’ worst playoff game came at a very bad time for the Chiefs. The good news for Kansas City is that with Mahomes on the team, they will have many years of opportunity for Mahomes to make up for it.