Patrick Mahomes on 20-0 goal: The mindset every week is to win

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Patrick Mahomes didn’t predict the Chiefs would go 20-0. The star quarterback simply answered a question about which record he would like to break.

What NFL player wouldn’t want to go undefeated, especially considering so few have accomplished that during the Super Bowl era?

“To me, records don’t mean anything unless you’re winning that last game at the end of the season,” Mahomes said Thursday. “To me, it’s about going in every single week with the mindset that we’re trying to win; we’re going to win. At the end of the day, whatever the record is, whether it’s 20-0 or whatever it is, [if] you’re winning the last game of the season, then you’re going to be happy with whatever happened earlier in the season.”

Only the 1972 Dolphins have completed a perfect season in the Super Bowl era, going 17-0 in 1972. The 2007 Patriots went 16-0 in the regular season and won their first two playoff games before losing to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.

The NFL has added three regular-season games since the Dolphins made history. The 2021 season marks the first 17-game regular season in league history.

Mahomes has no problem with his comment blowing up, saying that as the team’s quarterback “I know I’m going to have to answer questions either way, so may as well answer questions about us winning football games.”

Chiefs coach Andy Reid appreciates Mahomes’ goal for perfection.

“Listen, there’s nobody that’s more competitive and wants new challenges than he does,” Reid said. “That’s a great one. I mean, it hasn’t been done with that many games, so OK. But he didn’t mean it in any way where he was [predicting] that. I have full trust in him that way. That’s just not how he’s wired. But it’s a good challenge for sure.”

Mahomes is 44-10 in his career, including the postseason.

25 responses to “Patrick Mahomes on 20-0 goal: The mindset every week is to win

  1. Guess Mahomes has decided that going 20-0 is easier than getting more SB rings than Brady.

  2. Even though he didn’t technically “predict” it, he should know better than to offer this up to the media. Sure, it’s the first week of June, but you can bet your sweet Bippy this is choice bulletin board material.

  3. Every QB should be trying to win every game. I don’t think NFL QB’s are planning ways to lose games. See how silly this can be.

  4. Mahomes completely rebuilt offensive line that haven t played a snap together might have something to say about 20-0.

  5. I think it could be possible. They would have to get by the Bucs to go 20-0. Steelers will be better. Chargers and Raiders will be tough to beat. Those are the only teams they have to worry about in the AFC, barring major injuries of course

  6. 44 and 10. Who else, NFL can say that. Im not a stat guy, so dont know. Im guessing, not many.

  7. Im curious how Mahomes will play without Tyreek Hill.In 2 years he is going to look for a monster contract and I’ll be shocked if Chiefs are able to resign him

  8. Only the 1972 Dolphins have completed a perfect season in the Super Bowl era, going 17-0 in 1972. The 2007 Patriots went 16-0 in the regular season and won their first two playoff games before losing to the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.
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    Not sure why everyone always feels the need to take a shot at the Pats in this scenario. The article was about going undefeated. The second best season in NFL history actually belongs to the 1985 Chicago Bears, who went 18-1 and won the Super Bowl.

  9. I see no problem with this. Every player should want to win every game. It probably won’t happen, but that should be the goal. Good for Mahomes for saying what every great player believes.

  10. Uh, 9 of their wins in 2020 were by only single digit, many of those games eeking out a W by only 3 points. They should probably focus on solid wins rather than being delusional thinking they are rolling over their opponents, because they are not.

  11. Why even speculate on it? Undue pressure, they’ll lose within first 3-4 games.

  12. jrterrier5 says:
    June 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Guess Mahomes has decided that going 20-0 is easier than getting more SB rings than Brady.
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    Tom would trade a ring or three for an undefeated season.

  13. It should be every teams goal to win every game they play, but the goal is NOT to go 20-0. If you lose game 2 of the season, but win the rest incl. the super bowl then you will not have reached your goal, so was the season a fail or a win?

  14. bkinacti0n says:
    June 3, 2021 at 10:01 pm
    Not sure why everyone always feels the need to take a shot at the Pats in this scenario. The article was about going undefeated. The second best season in NFL history actually belongs to the 1985 Chicago Bears, who went 18-1 and won the Super Bowl.

    Don’t forget the 1984 SF 49ers who also went 18-1 and shut out the bears in the championship game.

  15. It is exceedingly difficult for any team to go undefeated in this day and age as there aren’t many “doormats” in the league and every game is a battle to survive. I’m not a Chiefs fan so I’m looking objectively at their off season and believe they’ve done a good job building an O Line to protect Maholmes. Joe Thuney and Orlando Brown are proven Pro Bowlers but luring Kyle long out of retirement is a bit of a stretch. Creed Humphrey, arguably the top center prospect in the draft, was probably the steal of the draft where linemen are concerned. Regardless, this new line is head and shoulders above the 2020 version and that is going to make the Chiefs tough to beat.

  16. The Chiefs average point spread last year was 6.9 points. If it wasn’t for blow out wins over the Broncos and Jets it would be much closer than that. It doesn’t matter how improved an offensive line is if their defense continues to give up a lot of points. It would be wise not to make the target on their back any bigger than it is.

  17. Uh, 9 of their wins in 2020 were by only single digit, many of those games eeking out a W by only 3 points. They should probably focus on solid wins rather than being delusional thinking they are rolling over their opponents, because they are not.
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    The Chiefs average point spread last year was 6.9 points. If it wasn’t for blow out wins over the Broncos and Jets it would be much closer than that. It doesn’t matter how improved an offensive line is if their defense continues to give up a lot of points. It would be wise not to make the target on their back any bigger than it is.
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    What isn’t being said is the fact that after you win the SB, you are now the litmus test for all other teams. The mighty bucs are going to find that out this year. And the chiefs handled the regular season just fine considering they had online issues the entire season. It’s a tough game, hard to repeat and almost impossible to win every game. But I am fine with the QB of my team setting a goal to win each week. And don’t think for a second that Mahomes took that SB loss and the feeling of that personal. His comments have been about how you are more driven after a loss. Regardless of how many games the chiefs win this year, you are going to see a team playing with a big chip on their shoulder. Only a couple of teams have a chance at undefeated and the chiefs are on that list.

  18. The Chiefs average point spread last year was 6.9 points…blah…blah..blah…ignoring the fact that Andy routinely takes his foot off the gas when he is up by two scores. And yes, it’s maddening to watch him do it.

  19. Since Patrick is the best QB of all time, he can make a case for going 20-0 and should be taken seriously. Lesser QBs like Tom Brady would only evoke a chuckle if he said something like that.

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