Patrick Mahomes returns, at less than 100 percent healthy

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Jacksonville Jaguars v Kansas City Chiefs
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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is injured, but he’s back in the game.

Mahomes came out from the locker room at halftime and went into the game, but he obviously wasn’t 100 percent healthy and was favoring his injured ankle. Mahomes even ran for a first down, but he was noticeably hobbling on the run.

Whether Andy Reid was wise to put Mahomes back in the game remains to be seen. Chad Henne looked competent in leading a long touchdown drive in Mahomes’ absence, and the Chiefs are still winning the game. It might have been smarter to keep Mahomes on the sideline until the Chiefs were sure they needed him.

The Chiefs punted on that first drive of the second half, and now the Jaguars, trailing 17-10, will attempt to tie the score.

38 responses to “Patrick Mahomes returns, at less than 100 percent healthy

  1. Glad Mahomes isn’t hurt but I guess that means we gotta see how much more of him Collinsworth can fit in his mouth.

  2. Chiefs doctors, the NFL and all the coaches should be fired putting Mahomes in jeopardy like this.

  3. Call it the same way for both team WWE air people might start to think the games are fixed . (Roughing the Passer). We’ve played 35 minutes and per the refs KC has not committed a penalty. Really !

  4. He will just aggravate it more and the healing time will be much greater. This is good news for Cincy or Buffalo.

  5. Chris Collinsworth make one wish for the old days of TV announcers. They were so much better in the 80’s and 90’s. Way more professional back then. Not so obsessed with over analyzing and showing the world how smart they are, but more concerned with the actual product, that being the game itself. Tony Romo is just as bad.

  6. Why isn’t the Warrior chant the KC fans do considered a racist chant???? Can someone explain please?

  7. Well that’s different. I can’t figure out why he didn’t just leave the stadium completely and later tweet about how much he wished he was there, and hoped his guys still had a chance. I mean that’s what franchise qbs do in the playoffs, right?

  8. The exact same play against the Jags no call. The NFL is rigged because of gambling. The Cheifs got the bogus call and it kept the drive going in the first half. Call it the same for both teams refs want the Cheifs to win its so obvious and both clown announcers are cheering for the Cheifs.

  9. Jacksonville should be embarrassed by this performance they’ve reverted to a 9-8 team who don’t look like they belong.

  10. Have the refs been instructed to protect mahomes? There’s been holding on multiple plays since he’s been back and again on that 3rd&19.

  11. Well we all know the nfl is fixed. Mad rush to make some 1/2 time bets saying the Jags will win….then pow! Mahomes will return and cover the spread!!!!

  12. People complaining about refs not a whole lot to say about jags right tackle being 2 steps in the backfield before the ball is snapped on every play.

  13. Good to see him back which means it wasn’t anything serious. Hope there are no more injuries for either team.

  14. My Team makes me Drink says:
    January 21, 2023 at 6:40 pm
    The exact same play against the Jags no call. The NFL is rigged because of gambling. The Cheifs got the bogus call and it kept the drive going in the first half. Call it the same for both teams refs want the Cheifs to win its so obvious and both clown announcers are cheering for the Cheifs.

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    Such a convenient thing to whine about. No matter the outcome you can whine that it happened “because of gambling”. You’d think that all the geniuses who whine about this on every post here would be in Vegas making bank, since they all know exactly how the league will rig games, but they never seem to.

  15. No excuses for Jacksonville now. If you can’t beat a gimpy Mahomes then you have serious problems.

  16. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    January 21, 2023 at 6:44 pm
    Well we all know the nfl is fixed. Mad rush to make some 1/2 time bets saying the Jags will win….then pow! Mahomes will return and cover the spread!!!!

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    Man the NFL is amazing…everyone always points out how incompetent Goodell is, but he’s apparently so brilliant that he can orchestrate 1) a play where two men manage to fall perfectly on Mahomes leg so that his ankle bends just enough to LOOK like an injury without actually being an injury and 2) a 98 yard TD drive by Chad Henne to reinforce the lie that Mahomes is actually injured, when he’s really not.

  17. Put 3 guys on Kelce for goodness sakes !!! Also how many times has the announcers said “Not Called” in reference to Chiefs penalties??? At least 3

  18. Blindside block no call and holding every play, no calls. Refs trying to make sure this Wtlanta game happens

  19. Do you think Jax should maybe pay attention to Kelce at some point? He has 14 catches & Jax more concerned with KC wideouts.

  20. My Team makes me Drink says:
    January 21, 2023 at 6:40 pm
    The exact same play against the Jags no call. The NFL is rigged because of gambling. The Cheifs got the bogus call and it kept the drive going in the first half. Call it the same for both teams refs want the Cheifs to win its so obvious and both clown announcers are cheering for the Cheifs.

    I before E, accept after C. And the C in Chiefs does not count

  21. Have to mute Collinsworth and Tirico, how biased for the Chiefs and Mahomes can you get? Worse than the hots Romo has for Josh Allen

  22. The chiefs and bills need to win for the NFL’s dream of a neutral site. Getting pretty obvious that the NFL is rigged. Mahomes is the greatest warrior ever and should run for president

  23. People are really jumping the shark with all the complaining about every aspect of the game being rigged or fixed,
    I mean, do some of you really think the NFL arranges for star or key players to become injured?
    I’m a pretty cynical guy myself, but I try to at least keep one foot anchored in reality.

  24. Again plz stop the games are fixed crap! Quit watching if you hate football or think it’s fake. Simple as that

  25. I hope Lamar Jackson is taking notes so he can learn about the heart of being a champion.

  26. The refs need to be fired! Letting the Cheifs Oline getting away with holding plus Chris Jones getting away with roughing the passer! The only reason the Cheifs win is the refs!

  27. Nothing broken. Do you snowflakes remember when Leftwuch had to be carried up and down the field? Get a grip with your fines and nonsense. Go watch bowling.

  28. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    January 21, 2023 at 6:44 pm
    Well we all know the nfl is fixed. Mad rush to make some 1/2 time bets saying the Jags will win….then pow! Mahomes will return and cover the spread!!!!

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    I don’t know or even think that the NFL is fixed.
    If I did, I wouldn’t watch and I wouldn’t post on NFL related web pages.
    Do you watch it as if it’s wrestling?

  29. What NFL player is 100% right now. Please it’s pathetic how the media can be so overly sympathetic to Mahomes.

  30. Because the Chiefs organization actually consulted the indigenous Peoples of the area and they blessed the chant. That’s how it should be done. No slurs.

  31. 2 things I got from this game. You would think if all you guys know the nfl will cheat for the bills or chiefs, you guys would be betting and making coin instead of whining on these forums. And the second, to those of you saying Mahomes shouldn’t be playing and he’s risking it, isn’t that what football is? Risk? If you can’t play hurt in the playoffs, you may as well never play. So ridiculous.

  32. How about the drums, racist chant and Native American symbolism? I wonder why Native American offense to this does not get the media concern or recognized like it did in Washington? Don’t say because of the R -word name. Other than the name Washington used very little symbolism other than a logo and Native American given name. Washington is not even allowed to use a feather, Kansas City celebrates its use of Native American heritage even though many complaints have been filed. It was supposed to be if even only one person was offended when Washington was in the cross hairs, now not so much now that the media got what they wanted in Washington. Sad that there is a double standard on just who likes who.

  33. As a great man once said, to all you cry babies out there, “You hate us cuz you ain’t us”

  34. dolphins170 says:
    January 21, 2023 at 6:16 pm
    Chiefs doctors, the NFL and all the coaches should be fired putting Mahomes in jeopardy like this.
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    Mahomes isn’t made of glass like Tua. Deal with it.

  35. chebornek says:
    January 21, 2023 at 9:06 pm
    dolphins170 says:
    January 21, 2023 at 6:16 pm
    Chiefs doctors, the NFL and all the coaches should be fired putting Mahomes in jeopardy like this.
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    Mahomes isn’t made of glass like Tua. Deal with it.

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    Strange argument considering the laundry list of injuries Mahomes has suffered over his college/pro career including a pair of concussions similar to Tua. Mahomes has made plenty of money and he should be thinking retirement. He can get paid well in the booth.

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