Patrick Mahomes On Chiefs’ Loss: ‘It Hurts A Lot’

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.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. Mahomes will be fine…he’s already acheived a successful career in these last three years….anything else is icing on the cake. Nothing wrong with losing to Brady as many great QBs have.

  2. Pat landed on a very good team right out of college that had made the playoffs the previous 3 years with a good coach and system for him. But 0-2 against Brady in the playoffs including this beat down is a come back down to earth reality check. If this Bucs team comes back mostly in tact with Brady at the helm will be very hard to unseat they did it the hard way from a wild card spot thats special.

      • But the Bucs showed that they can adjust from the loss earlier in the season. Reid went in the same way and didn’t adjust at all. Yes, dropped passes hurt. And penalties. But, if there’s no offsides on the field goal, and Reid doesn’t call timeouts for the GOAT, they go into halftime down 10-6. Completely different game at that point.

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