Patrick Mahomes set to play indoors for first time in NFL

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No one has had much luck stopping Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes since he moved into the starting lineup in 2018 and we’ve seen him thrive in a variety of different stadiums and weather conditions over that span.

We haven’t seen him do it while playing indoors. Mahomes played four games indoors while at Texas Tech and he had one preseason game in Atlanta in 2018, but the schedule hasn’t given him a regular season chance.

That will change on Sunday. The Chiefs will be in Detroit to face the Lions and Mahomes doesn’t think that the new venue is going to present him with a bump in the road.

“We practice inside and I’ve played a few games inside before and we played the preseason last year inside,” Mahomes said, via the Kansas City Star. “So, you just prepare like it’s any other football game. I think that’s how you do regardless if you’re in a dome and it’s snowing or raining — you just kind of make sure that you’re ready to have success whatever the elements or circumstances are.”

Given how well Mahomes has done outside of climate controlled environments, one wouldn’t expect the Lions defenders to get much of a boost from the roof over their heads.

23 responses to “Patrick Mahomes set to play indoors for first time in NFL

  1. Given that the argument is always the other way around (indoors guy playing outdoors), I expect Mahomes to light up Detroit like no one else this season.

  2. Don’t think it will make much difference. The Lions are greatly improved defensively but the Chiefs have an offensive gear that looks like Madden.

  3. Uh O. Remember how good the “Greatest Show On Turf” was with the Rams? Fast players get faster on carpet and the Chiefs have got some explosive receivers. This should be fun to watch.

  4. HagemeisterPark says:
    September 26, 2019 at 9:20 am
    Indoor football is 2nd rate. It should all be played outdoors.

    When I was younger, I agreed. But now, no thanks. Done, retired from it. I personally attended four of the five coldest games in Lambeau Field history (wasn’t born yet for the Ice Bowl), including the 2007 NFC title game. Never again. When you’re young, full of piss and vinegar, it’s all good. Now, I hate driving in it, sitting in it, all of the above. Done.

  5. On paper, the Chiefs very well could gain 500+ yards on the Lions and “should” win/cover easily. But…

    It will all come down to Sacks and Turnovers.

    Vegas wins all the time on games like this.

  6. KC covers the weather extremes. From super-hot and muggy in late summer to bitterly cold/icy/snowy in winter. Weather-wise, it’s as tough as any NFL city.

  7. “…one wouldn’t expect the Lions defenders to get MUCH of a boost from the roof over their heads.”
    Why would they get ANY boost? If anything, playing indoors can only HELP the offense with no adverse effects from the “elements.” Patrick’s receivers will be faster, his passes will be MORE accurate and the ball and the field will be dry. The only thing that could possibly hurt him is the crowd noise, bu playing in loud stadiums hasn’t hurt him any in the past.

  8. This is the type of game the underdog loves. They have nothing to lose because they are expected to get beaten by a ton of points. If they lose, it was expected and means nothing. If they win (big if), then all you’ll hear is excuses being made by the team and fans of the favorite blaming the refs or something else because they’ve already invested so much into expecting the favorite to win.

    KC is favored obviously and should win but teams still have to line up and play.

  9. uscoach says:
    September 26, 2019 at 12:18 pm
    You know he dude is legit when people start hoping the stadium will play defense.
    LOL! So good.

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