The Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes showcased their resilience in the face of adverse weather during their recent matchups. Fresh off a 26-7 victory against the Miami Dolphins in the fourth-coldest game in NFL history, they braved extreme conditions that even led to Mahomes’ helmet getting shattered.
The Chiefs faced the Buffalo Bills in challenging weather for the divisional playoff game and emerged victorious again. Following the three-point win, Mahomes left a cryptic yet strong message on his Instagram account.
Patrick Mahomes’ post-game IG post has deeper significance
Patrick Mahomes’ recent Instagram post after the Chiefs’ 27-24 victory over the Bills in the AFC Divisional Round goes beyond a mere celebratory gesture. The caption “good luck” holds a deeper significance, serving as a response to Bills’ player Dawkins’ pregame comments.
Ahead of the showdown, Dawkins boldly highlighted the uniqueness of the Bills’ home stadium experience. He mentioned that the new Prime Athlete had never truly faced the challenge of playing there with a full crowd. Mahomes had previously played at an empty Bills stadium during the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“[Mahomes has] only been here once, so he’s never been here — simple as that. Pat has never been to the Bills stadium in full. … The environment will be different, and not to say it’s in our favor, but stadium is our favor. Stadium is us…This is the most dopest feeling I’ve ever had. We’re having two back-to-back playoff games [at] home. Come on now, like we get to leave and go eat wings. It’s cool. So good luck”, Dawkins told on Thursday, via Bleacher Report.
Mahomes finished the game with 17 completions on 23 attempts, 215 yards and two touchdowns. He added 19 rushing yards on six carries as well. His connection with tight end Travis Kelce proved historic, surpassing the postseason touchdown record previously held by Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.
Patrick Mahomes gets lauded for his greatness
In 2017, the Chiefs made a strategic move by trading up with the Bills to secure the No. 10 overall pick in the draft. Little did they know, this decision would set the stage for the emergence of a franchise QB destined for greatness—Patrick Mahomes.
Since his playoff debut in January 2019, the signal-caller has become synonymous with postseason excellence. With an enviable record of 13 victories in 16 postseason clashes, he recently surpassed Tom Brady for the most postseason wins in a quarterback’s first seven seasons. The 28-year-old achieved this feat in just six years as a starter.
The magnitude of the Chiefs star’s impact extends beyond statistics. Even former NFL QB Robert Griffin III highlighted Pat’s unparalleled skill set, describing him as “SPECTACULAR.”
“Doesn’t matter where Patrick Mahomes plays he is SPECTACULAR and we need to appreciate his greatness as it unfolds. He is clutch, he wins from the pocket and outside the pocket consistently. We have never seen anything like @PatrickMahomes in NFL History.’
Patrick Mahomes has led the Chiefs to an impressive sixth consecutive AFC Championship appearance since taking the reins in 2018. Under his guidance, the team remains undefeated in the divisional round, and hopefully, the streak will go on.