Tyrann Mathieu: We’ll learn from loss

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The Chiefs experienced something they haven’t felt in quite a while on Sunday.

It had been nearly a year since the Chiefs lost a football game. Their winning streak covered 10 regular season games and three postseason contests, but the Raiders found the right formula to leave Arrowhead Stadium with a 40-32 win that snapped their own five-game losing streak against Kansas City.

The Chiefs committed too many penalties, struggled in all phases defensively and allowed too much pressure on quarterback Patrick Mahomes on their way to a loss that safety Tyrann Mathieu believes will be a chance for growth.

“We’ll learn from it,” Mathieu said, via Nate Taylor of TheAthletic.com. “We haven’t lost a football game in a while. It’s good to have some motivation. We won’t ever forget this day. We’ll see them again. We’ll be ready next time.”

That meeting will come on Sunday night in Week 11 and the Chiefs will have to get ready for a currently undefeated Bills team next week before any thoughts about their next matchup with the Raiders will appear on the horizon.

28 responses to “Tyrann Mathieu: We’ll learn from loss

  1. THIS is the correct response. Not “we beat ourselves”. That arrogant approach/attitude has never resulted in a team repeating as SB champs, yet teams like Aaron Rodgers’ Packers continued it year after year, refusing to acknowledge they were anything but unbeatable despite blowing it in the playoffs year after year. Chiefs are on a good pace to win another Super Bowl.

  2. KC hit a pretty big lull last year too, and it worked out okay.

    They’re still the team to beat.

  3. Mathieu, Clark and others, offensive line and defensive line seemed to take the day off yesterday. Pat was definitely off and a couple bad drops showed up too.

    I would agree they weren’t prepared, and maybe that’s a psychological thing that comes with winning teams, but it’s a petty excuse. You’re adults being paid millions to do your job, and do it well. “We’ll remember this” should be “we should’ve been prepared and we weren’t”.

    After winning 14 games in row, or whatever that number was, and having a SB is pretty awesome. So I’m not too mad, it’s not like my feelings matter, but after reaching the top it’s clear every team is playing at a different level when you’re coming off a SB title.

  4. touchback6 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 9:18 am
    14 mil per to cover a 10 yard box and not do it very well
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    You again dude? Mathieu was an All-Pro safety in 2019. Get over it.

  5. No excuses, the raiders won flat out and earned that win. I’ve always held the belief that a few loses to highlight weakness is a good thing long run. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself right now.

  6. I looked out my window this morning and can confirm that the sky isn’t falling and the sun rose just fine in Chiefs Kingdom.

    Last season the Chiefs learned how to win a Championship. This season, they’re learning what it takes to be the defending champs. They got a perspective adjustment yesterday. It will pay dividends. I guarantee they’ll be ready for the Bills.

  7. Ugly pass coverage and an ugly pick by Mahomes. Should have had two similarly ugly picks against New England last week. I have yet to hear the talk of overall poor play by Mahomes in the last few games.
    I think $500 million for a street ball QB was a tad much, especially now that teams have learned to keep Mahomes in the pocket and limit the street ball plays.

  8. I will tell you what I learn from the game, Carr is good and KC players are like where is my money we helped win the Super Bowl last year to.

  9. jodave5 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 9:36 am
    touchback6 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 9:18 am
    14 mil per to cover a 10 yard box and not do it very well
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    You again dude? Mathieu was an All-Pro safety in 2019. Get over it.

    That’s all great. But he does have a point.
    On the QB sneak on 4th down Mathieu stood 4 yards away pumping his fist like he did something while Carr was getting a first down

  10. jodave5 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 9:36 am
    touchback6 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 9:18 am
    14 mil per to cover a 10 yard box and not do it very well
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    You again dude? Mathieu was an All-Pro safety in 2019. Get over it.

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    Was he really though? Why is it all these self promoting teams and players are so great and then I look at the metrics, and players from other teams actually out perform them?

    JC Jackson for example ranked second last year behind DPOY Gilmore but he magically wasn’t given any respect of any kind?

    And, wake me when Mathieu does years and years of elite Rover play because he has a long way to go to get to Chung’s level in that area.

    Kelce never did jack squat vs Chung, for example. No TE really has in YEARS.

    So, why wasn’t Pat Chung Al Pro with his
    mastery of the Rover role? It’s also a niche role and not worth 14 mil per.

    An absolutely ridiculous contract by Veach, one of many to haunt the team in the very near future.

  11. The Chiefs barely touched the ball in the second half. What does this say about the KC defense? That second half looked very similar to the Chargers and Patriots games except the Raiders didn’t turn the ball over to give the KC offense life.

    If the Chiefs can’t figure out how to get other teams off the field and let Mahomes put up points this won’t be the last loss of the season.

  12. Hysterical….Mahomes has played bad in 3 games, yet he gets the credit for the wins vs the Chargers and Pats and zero blame vs Raiders.

    Dude is good, but he’s not on Rodgers, Brees, Manning, Wilson level yet…and doubt he’ll reach Brady’s level.

    Congrats on being a 1 year dynasty.

  13. “Congrats on being a 1 year dynasty.”

    So, 1 loss ends the dream, does it?

    Are dynasties only undefeated teams?

  14. “I have yet to hear the talk of overall poor play by Mahomes in the last few games.”
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    Probably due to the fact his QB rating is over 100 for the season. He’s went 123, 90, 133, 113, and still a decent 83 in the loss yesterday.

  15. flash1224 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 10:14 am
    jodave5 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 9:36 am
    touchback6 says:
    October 12, 2020 at 9:18 am
    14 mil per to cover a 10 yard box and not do it very well
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    You again dude? Mathieu was an All-Pro safety in 2019. Get over it.

    That’s all great. But he does have a point.
    On the QB sneak on 4th down Mathieu stood 4 yards away pumping his fist like he did something while Carr was getting a first down

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    Thank you. I make manh y good points in here, it’s just some people can’t stand being wrong or shown up with actual facts because they don’t do any homework.

    Arizona and Houston wisely walked from Mathieu for a reason.

    His price was way too high for what he does.

  16. Chiefs defense are who we thought they were. But gotta tell you they did have me going there for a while there. Good one guys.

  17. Mathieu got beat deep all day long. He was consistently out of alignment and missed coverages. The Raiders keyed on this all day. Perhaps the Raiders found the liability which is Mathieu. The rest of the league can thank the Raiders for the blue print on how to beat the Chiefs.

  18. There’s only one team in history that had a perfect record. The ’72 Dolphins. So 53 out of 54 super bowl winners have lost at least one game. That means everyone is beatable on any given day.

  19. Las Vegas won their Super Bowl.

    Lemme know when they start playing meaningful games in January or don’t finish in the cellar of their division.

  20. Playbook, page 1. “We will learn from this loss.” So predictable, so over used, so lame. High school coaches are laughing.

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