The Kansas City Chiefs entered Sunday’s AFC Championship game as 7 point favorites over the visiting Cincinnati Bengals. Arrowhead Stadium was rocking from start to finish. Patrick Mahomes believed the stage was perfectly set to lead his team to yet another Super Bowl. Kansas City fans were ready for yet another champagne shower.
Joe Burrow and the underdog Bengals had a different idea. The 2nd year quarterback led his team to a frantic second half comeback. Mahomes failed to lead Kansas City to a score in overtime. Joe Cool calmly drove Cincinnati for a game-winning field goal.
Patrick Mahomes was visibly disappointed after the upset loss. Mahomes said the leaders of the Chiefs set a standard. Anything short of a Super Bowl is a failure in his eyes. Mahomes shared his thoughts in a post-game press conference.
“The leaders on this team know this isn’t our standard. We want to win the Super Bowl. Whenever you taste winning the Super Bowl, anything less than that is not success.
It’s definitely disappointing. Here, with this group of guys that we have, we expect to be in that game and win that game, and anything less than that is not success. We’ll go back and look at all the things we did well, the adversity we battled through, the team we became at the end of the season and try to learn from the mistakes we made and try to be better next year.”
Patrick Mahomes knows the Chiefs are an elite NFL team. This year’s Bengals could be a team of destiny. For Mahomes, it’s a rare scenario where he will have to wait til next year.
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