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For the second straight season, the Kansas City Chiefs played on the NFL’s biggest stage, taking part in the Super Bowl in the first Sunday of February 2021.
Now the Chiefs want another shot, not only to make it to the big dance, but also to set a record that has been next to impossible to challenge the last forty years. At least one of their players hopes it’ll happen.
That player is quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who is coming off yet another monster season.
The young QB, whose dad was a Major League pitcher, has probably been the biggest reason the Chiefs have played in the last two Super Bowls.
Mahomes wants the Chiefs to go undefeated this year, matching and then breaking the mark of the 1982 Miami Dolphins, who went 17-0 after beating the Washington Redskins in the Super Bowl
“The only record I have my eyes set on breaking, which would be new this year, would be going 20-0,” Mahomes said.
“It’s not really a record to be broken, I guess you would say—19-0 is the record right now—so being able to go 20-0 and being the first one to do that, that would be awesome.”
Mahomes has been dominant since he joined the league and became the starter for the Chiefs. He’s 43-10, including playoff games, since taking over as Kansas City’s full-time quarterback in 2018.
Mahomes and the Chiefs were beaten up by Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl, getting blasted 31-9.
Mahomes spent a good part of his day running for his life from a Bucs pass rush that didn’t give in.
The quarterback wasn’t the only one who felt the wrath of the Bucs, as tight end Travis Kelce also had to admit that the Bucs were the better team that day.
“Man, I’ll tell you, it definitely turned it up for me. I want this next one more than I wanted the first one,” Kelce said about Kansas City’s loss in the Super Bowl.
“And just to prove to myself and to prove to our team that we are who we believe we are. I don’t think that game really showed our best. I don’t think we went out there and played our best, and that leaves a sour taste in your mouth that you did that on the biggest stage possible.
“So it puts some fire in your heart for the passion that you have for this game, and it just builds, man. Hopefully we get another opportunity to go get another one.”