Big teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys bid adieu to their playoff journey. However, Patrick Mahomes didn’t let any upset happen to his Kansas City Chiefs. Despite struggle in the regular season, the quarterback kept pushing his squad towards win only. Following a triumph over the Miami Dolphins, the Chiefs faced the Buffalo Bills in their sixth consecutive divisional round playoff game.
The showdown took place at Highmark Stadium in New York, marking a departure from the familiar Arrowhead Stadium. Despite facing a new challenge, Mahomes continued his stellar playoff record, and secured an incredible win for his squad. However, the signal-caller couldn’t escape the snowball attack of the Bills fans.
Patrick Mahomes led Chiefs to victory over Bills
During the thrilling showdown at a snow-covered Highmark Stadium, Patrick Mahomes once again showcased his playoff prowess. He led the Chiefs to a 27-24 victory over the Bills in the AFC Divisional Round. As the clock wound down, the Bills had a chance to tie the game with a 44-yard field goal. However, Tyler Bass’s kick went wide right, sealing the Chiefs’ triumph.
Mahomes, in his sixth year as a starting NFL quarterback, showcased his athleticism perfectly when needed. He finished the game with 17 completions on 23 attempts while totaling 215 yards and two touchdowns. Additionally, he added 19 rushing yards on six carries.
A remarkable highlight of the game was Pat and his tight end Travis Kelce making NFL history by surpassing the postseason touchdown record set by Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. This dynamic duo’s connection has become a defining factor in the Chiefs’ success.
With this victory, Patrick Mahomes advanced to his sixth consecutive AFC Championship since taking over as the Chiefs’ starter in 2018. The Chiefs, under his leadership, have remained undefeated in the divisional round. The team now has secured its fifth consecutive playoff win since a loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2021 AFC Championship game.
Fans rips at Bills supporters for attacking Patrick Mahomes
The Bills faced another heartbreaking loss on Monday, marking the end of a promising season with a defeat at the hands of the Chiefs. Despite winning their fourth consecutive AFC East title, their dreams were shattered once again.
In the midst of the disappointment, the Buffalo faithful found themselves at the center of criticism for their behavior during and after the game. When the Chiefs’ Marquez Valdes-Scantling attempted to catch a touchdown pass, a Bills fan seemingly threw a snowball at him. The frustration grew further when Chiefs players celebrated on the sideline, and Bills fans responded by launching snowballs from the stands.
Even Patrick Mahomes was not spared from the unruly behavior. While attempting to interact with a young fan wearing his jersey, the QB found himself pelted by snowballs from Bills fans. The incident drew attention on social media, and some fans labeled the Bills supporters as losers.
A netizen wrote, “Sore losers.”
Another fan wrote, “They were throwing stuff at Chiefs players all game. Is this the norm for NFL fans?”
Some fans even wished for security to apprehend those responsible. They emphasized that such behavior was not reflective of the majority of Bills Mafia.
A user wrote, “Hey Fans , I wish security would apprehend these criminals! Thats classless ! Most bills fans are wonderful! So sad.”
Looking ahead, the Chiefs now prepare for a high-profile showdown with the No. 1 seed Baltimore Ravens. The upcoming game will also be played on the road. The Chiefs will be seeking redemption for their 2010 wildcard round loss against Lamar Jackson and Co while. Patrick Mahomes will feel extra pressure to keep up his winning streak on the road.