Patrick Mahomes: I don’t think I’ll be over Bengals loss until we’re in another Super Bowl

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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was available to play in the Pro Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday because of his team’s 27-24 loss to the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game and he made no secret of the fact that the loss continues to eat away at him.

Mahomes told Lisa Salters of ESPN that it will be at least a year before he’ll be able to say that he’s over losing a game that the Chiefs once led 21-3 in the first half.

“I’m still not over it,” Mahomes said, via Ethan Sears of the New York Post. “I don’t think I’ll be over it until we’re playing in another Super Bowl. So I’ll use that as motivation going forward.”

The Chiefs had been to the previous two Super Bowls and they’ve hosted four straight AFC Championship Games, so it wouldn’t come as a great surprise if the team is back in the title mix again next season. Being in the mix and winning are two different things, however, and back-to-back overtime games in the playoffs against the Bills and Bengals make it clear that the Chiefs aren’t going to have an easy path back to where they want to go.

24 responses to “Patrick Mahomes: I don’t think I’ll be over Bengals loss until we’re in another Super Bowl

  1. But I thought that he was using his epic train wreck of a performance vs the Bucs in last year’s SB as “motivation going forward”? The truth is that the Chiefs hosted 4 straight AFC Championship games and came away with only 1 single SB. And their fans cry out “dynasty”? Uhhhhh not hardly.

  2. Me neither Pat, you absolutely blew it! Throw the ball to open receivers…. Makes me question the entire legitimacy of the sport.

  3. They’re not back in the Super Bowl because Mahomes crawled into a hole in the 2nd Half, like he did so often in 2021.

    Something was just off with him this year, and the AFCC exposed that.

  4. That second half meltdown by Mahomes was the worst I’ve ever seen by a QB in all my years of watching football…

  5. The Chiefs on the offensive side of the ball, have for the most part been incredibly lucky on the injury front for quite a while now. Especially to their big three (Mahomes, Hill, and Kelce). At some point this will change…it’s inevitable.

  6. Apparently you should get with the coaching staff and to suggest that halftime adjustments are more than dressing on a different side. And then you need to get with the receivers who couldn’t catch a cold (or a football).

  7. MortimerInMiami says:
    February 7, 2022 at 9:33 am
    Imagine how Josh Allen feels, 13 seconds!

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    It’s one of the great all time chokejobs.

    Wide right, 4 in a row, the music city collapse and 13 seconds.

    What a legacy. lol

  8. Sorry Patty. The gimic offense was solved 2 seasons ago. The window closed. Enjoy your momey taking up the team’s salary cap because the slide has begun and no money left to restock. Divisional round and out moving forward.

  9. They’ve peaked already. Just wait til free agency starts. Salary caps gonna gut them like a fish. All that big money they paid Mahomes,Kelce,Hill and Clarks gonna really cost them.

  10. Sometimes certain teams can just get into your head. It is possible that they weren’t over the first game collapse against the Bengals. It had to be nightmarish to have a team you expected to beat completely dominate in the last half. The AFC Championship looked exactly the same in the 1st half and the thought it might happen again had to be in their minds somewhere.

  11. Why does it have to be that Mahomes blew it? Can’t people maybe consider the bengals are a really good team and had an incredible 2nd half game plan?

  12. “It’s one of the great all time chokejobs.

    Wide right, 4 in a row, the music city collapse and 13 seconds.

    What a legacy. lol”

    No worries. Allen will likely even up that SB record to 4-4 by the time he’s done.

    Good luck w/ the rebuild.

  13. @billsrthefuture

    Dual threat QBs don’t win much in the post season. Allen will be great in the regular season though, probably win multiple MVP awards.

  14. If it is any consolation to Bills fans, Mahomes tossed his overtime int at the 14:47 mark. That’s right – thirteen seconds into OT.

  15. 4 consecutive AFC home championship games hosted – no other player has ever quarterbacked that many.

    That’s the epitome of a dynasty. Next year he’ll make it 5 consecutive.

  16. Stop worrying about how cool you are on social media and concentrate on football. Sports psychologist might be in your future.

  17. It is starting to get more clear as time goes on, why they all keep saying I hope Eric Bieniemy gets a head coach job soon. But of course nobody is talking about that and Andy is not going to do what needs to be done in order to improve his team. Because of all the backlash the Chiefs would get.

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