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Patrick Mahomes’ girlfriend Brittany Matthews showered Chiefs fans after win

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews

The Kansas City Chiefs advanced to the AFC Championship Game with a dramatic win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night, and Patrick Mahomes’ fiancée did not hold back with her celebration.

Brittany Matthews, Mahomes’ longtime girlfriend, showered fans at Arrowhead Stadium with champagne after the Chiefs defeated the Bills in overtime.

Matthews, who has a daughter with Mahomes, is known for her enthusiastic support of the Chiefs. She has been criticized many times in the past for taking it too far and making Mahomes look bad, though she never backs down from those critics.

In this instance, Chiefs fans were probably happy to be showered in champagne. Their team somehow tied the game in regulation despite beginning a drive with 13 seconds left at their own 25. They then won the coin toss in OT and scored a touchdown to win.

The Bills may have helped the Chiefs with a huge mistake late in the game, but that doesn’t matter to Matthews and the rest of Chiefs Nation.

Patrick Mahomes had classy move after Chiefs’ win

Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen hug

Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen put on a show for fans in their Divisional Round overtime thriller on Sunday night, and the Kansas City Chiefs star had a great show of respect following his team’s victory.

Allen threw what looked like the game-winning touchdown pass with 13 seconds left in regulation, but Mahomes had other plans. He completed long passes to Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce on the ensuing possession to set up the tying field goal as time expired. The Chiefs then won the toss in overtime and scored a touchdown to win. Amid the celebration, Mahomes sprinted to find Allen to congratulate him on a hard-fought game and season.

While Allen is undoubtedly disappointed, he played an outstanding game. He finished 27/37 for 329 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 68 yards. Mahomes went 33/44 for 378 yards, three touchdowns and no picks. He rushed for 69 yards and a score. Both quarterbacks were incredible.

The Bills may have given Kansas City a gift with a massive mistake at the end of regulation. Either way, the future of the AFC looks bright with Allen and Mahomes leading the way. Mahomes’ postgame gesture was likely an acknowledgement of that.

Andy Reid had incredible message for Patrick Mahomes late in game

Andy Reid with a headset on

Andy Reid delivered an incredible message to Patrick Mahomes late in their Kansas City Chiefs’ AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

The Chiefs were down 36-33 after allowing the Bills to score a touchdown with 13 seconds left. KC was not deterred. They drove into field goal range and made a kick to tie the game and send it to OT, where they won 42-36.

Reid was asked during his postgame press conference after the win what kind of message he delivers to his quarterback Patrick Mahomes during such a “grim” situation.

Reid broke out a legendary quote and said “when it’s grim, be the Grim Reaper.”

Of course, it’s easier to say that when you have Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce on your side, not to mention all three of your timeouts. It’s amazing what one team can accomplish in 13 seconds in comparison to what another team did with 14 seconds.

That’s also a reminder to us about a big mistake made by the Bills that should have removed the scythe from the Reaper’s hand.

Photo: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN analyst delivers wild hot take about Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow

Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

Joe Burrow is coming off the best game of his career, and he has proven to this point that he is more than worthy of the first overall pick the Cincinnati Bengals used on him last year. Most people would say Burrow is still a long way from being compared to a quarterback like Patrick Mahomes, however. Apparently Damien Woody is not most people.

During Thursday’s edition of ESPN’s “First Take,” Woody was asked if he would rather have Burrow or Mahomes as his quarterback for the next five years. He chose Burrow.

“We know about the talent of Patrick Mahomes. We see the no-look passes. We see all the off-platform stuff that a lot of us have never seen before out of the quarterback position. … Sometimes it’s about the intangibles,” Woody said. “What Joe Burrow has done for, not just that Cincinnati offense, but the whole organization, it’s almost like he’s brought a chip on his shoulder to the whole organization.

“When you talk about the quarterback position, a lot of it is about being a leader of men. Joe Burrow really instills that within this Bengals offense.”

Does Mahomes lack intangibles? There was nothing Woody said about Burrow that anyone would argue with. But the question was if he would rather have Burrow or Mahomes for the next five years. Burrow’s younger than Mahomes, but the Kansas City Chiefs star is still just 26. He has already won a Super Bowl and an NFL MVP Award. Mahomes has played in two Super Bowls.

Mahomes and the Chiefs are having a down year offensively by their own standards, and Mahomes still has 4,310 yards, 33 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Burrow has 4,165 yards, 30 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Could Burrow wind up having a better career than Mahomes? It’s certainly possible, but saying you would take the former over the latter for the next five years is the definition of a piping hot take. Then again, Woody was just doing his job.

Photo: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City bar issues apology after absolutely torching Jackson Mahomes

Jackson Mahomes poses in Miami

Jackson Mahomes has a huge social media following that he has built through both his quirky antics and the fame of his family. Earlier this week, he used that platform to complain about a negative experience he had at a bar in Kansas City. Let’s just say that did no go particularly well for him.

Mahomes, the brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, went with some friends to SoT cocktail bar in Kansas City recently. According to the restaurant, Mahomes became upset that his large group could not be accommodated. He decided to air out his frustrations on social media, and some SoT employees (or whoever runs the bar’s Facebook page) did not appreciate it.

On Wednesday, a lengthy post was written on SoT’s Facebook page that absolutely roasted Mahomes for his ego and sense of entitlement. You can read it below:

Someone at SoT must have thought better of the Mahomes character assault. The bar issued an apology in another Facebook post on Thursday.

“Social media can be used in so many different ways, & yesterday our team used it to personally attack and question the character of someone we do not know personally,” a portion of the post read. “Out of all the ways this situation could have been handled, we did it the wrong way.”

Many fans reacted favorably to Mahomes being called out. As the original post mentioned, Jackson has attracted attention on social media for a variety of reasons. One was in September when he poured a bottle of water on a Ravens fan (video here). Then, in October, Mahomes posted a TikTok video of himself dancing in a roped-off area where a Sean Taylor memorial was located.

Patrick can’t be thrilled with all the attention his brother and mother attract on social media.

Patrick Mahomes has interesting theory behind Chiefs’ struggles

Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL so far in 2021. Patrick Mahomes thinks he knows why.

The Chiefs quarterback told ESPN’s Lisa Salters in a pre-game interview on “Monday Night Football” that he felt some of the team’s issues are related to focus. Mahomes said that he and some of his teammates had been so focused on winning in the playoffs after last year’s Super Bowl loss that they lost sight of the regular season.

“We expected to be in the playoffs. We expected to have another chance at going to the Super Bowl,” Mahomes said. “But it takes the daily process of every single day to make it there, and we’re noticing that now, that we’ve got to go back to the drawing board and put in that work.”

The Chiefs are still getting plenty of yardage, but they came into Monday night leading the league in turnovers. A lot of their issues are down to sloppiness and preventable mistakes. That suggests it can be turned around, and it would serve as evidence to support Mahomes’ thinking.

There are definitely some indications that the Chiefs’ heads have not been in the right place lately. Fortunately, they have plenty of time to refocus and turn the season around.

Patrick Mahomes says he called himself out in front of teammates

Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is enduring the worst stretch of his NFL career, and he’s taking full accountability in public and private.

Mahomes admitted Thursday he had said privately to his teammates that he must be better, and laid the blame squarely on himself for the offense’s performance in last week’s loss to the Tennessee Titans.

“You can just watch the tape and know that I need to play better in order to have success,” Mahomes said, via Adam Teicher of ESPN. “There were plays where guys were open. There were plays where we had matchups down the field that I didn’t hit that I usually would give those guys opportunities to make plays.

“I’ve said something to them that I’ve got to be better. At the same time, they have that mindset that they’re going to try to build me up. It’s a thing where you’re not going to play your best game every single game, and that’s when you have to rely on your other guys to kind of step up and make plays for you.”

Mahomes threw for only 206 yards with an interception and no touchdowns against the Titans, the worst statistical showing of his career. He has already thrown more interceptions in 2021 than he did in all of 2020.

The NFL is all about adapting and outwitting opponents. There’s some evidence that opposing defenses have started to do that to the Chiefs. Now it’s on Mahomes to counter that.

Have defenses solved Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs offense with specific strategy?

Patrick Mahomes Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have looked shockingly mediocre this season. Patrick Mahomes already has nine interceptions, which is three more than he had in all of 2020 and four more than the year before. Could that have something to do with the way teams are lining up against them?

Mahomes is averaging 7.6 yards per completion this season, which is the lowest mark of his career. According to Next Gen Stats, no quarterback in the NFL has faced more two-high safety defenses this season than Mahomes.

That is not a coincidence. Opponents have clearly focused on taking the explosive play away from the Chiefs. That has led to Mahomes making poor decisions and forcing the ball into coverage. The result has been a lot more turnovers than we’ve seen in past years, when Andy Reid’s offense was virtually unstoppable.

The Chiefs are still scoring points and moving the ball. They rank eighth in the NFL with 26.9 points per game and are third with 419.3 total yards of offense per game. Their abysmal defense has been their biggest issue, but Mahomes and company have been able to mask those issues in the past. That hasn’t been the case in 2021.

Some of Mahomes’ interceptions have been the result of drops and tipped passes, which is why his mother recently lobbied for a major NFL rule change. Most, however, have happened in situations where he was trying to do too much. Opponents appear to have come up with a successful formula for slowing Mahomes down. It’s up to Reid and the Chiefs to find a way around it.

Patrick Mahomes’ fiancee Brittany has complaint about his injury

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews

Patrick Mahomes’ fiancee Brittany Matthews had a complaint surrounding the injury the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback suffered on Sunday.

Mahomes was checked for a concussion after being hit in his head while falling forward on a failed 4th down play in the fourth quarter (video here). Fans were concerned upon seeing Mahomes get hurt. Brittany seemed upset about CBS airing all the slow motion replays of the play.

Matthews retweeted the following tweet shared by Travis Kelce’s girlfriend.

The replays are shown so those who are interested can gain an understanding of how damaging the hit/injury might be. Mahomes has millions of fans and people concerned about his health. Matthews should understand that.

Mahomes left the game after that play and did not return as Chad Henne finished the game at quarterback for KC. Mahomes did pass his concussion tests and said after the game that he feels “fine.”

The Chiefs lost 27-3 to Tennessee and are now 3-4 this season. This really has not been the Chiefs’ year, and they don’t seem to have the answers.

Patrick Mahomes suffers injury after taking knee to the head

Patrick Mahomes injury

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a brutal day against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, and it got even worse when he suffered an injury in the fourth quarter.

Mahomes tried to make something happen on 4th-and-long with the Chiefs trailing 27-3, but he was dragged down by one defender and inadvertently kneed in the head by another. The star quarterback appeared dazed as he was helped off the field by teammates:

Here’s another angle of the play:

Fortunately, Mahomes was later spotted on the sideline chatting with Andy Reid. There was obviously concern about a concussion, but the Chiefs did not make any announcement about Mahomes suffering a head injury.

Mahomes was replaced by Chad Henne, likely for precautionary reasons. He finished the day 20/35 for 206 yards and his ninth interception of the season, which is the most in the NFL.