Patrick Mahomes is now 0-2 against Tom Brady in the postseason following the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-9 dud against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.
It wasn’t necessarily Mahomes’ fault, at least not entirely. He was forced to brace himself for three sacks and eight quarterback hits, running for his life and falling victim to a couple of dropped passes.
“Obviously, I didn’t play like I wanted to play,” Mahomes said. “What else can you say? All you can do is leave everything you have on the field, and I felt like the guys did that. They were the better team today. They beat us pretty good, the worst I think I’ve been beaten in a long time, but I’m proud of the guys and how they fought to the very end of the game.”
The Super Bowl also marked the first time since September 2019 that Mahomes failed to throw a touchdown pass. Instead, he three two interceptions. Overall, he finished 26-of-49 for 270 yards.
Mahomes cited his father’s Major League Baseball career as inspiration. Pat Mahomes was a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and a few others from 1992-2003.
“My dad lost in the World Series in his career,” Mahomes said. “He continued to battle and continued to be who he was. Obviously it hurts right now. It hurts a lot. But we’re going to continue to get better. We have a young group of guys that have had a lot of success and have learned from that. We’ve had a few failures, and we have to learn from that. We can’t let this define us. We have to continue to get better, going into next year and being even better and preparing ourselves to hopefully be in this game again.”