“We kept believing. That’s what we did all postseason. I felt like if we were down by 10, we weren’t playing our best football. The guys really stepped up. They believed in me. I was making a lot of mistakes out there early. We found a way to win it in the end.”
So how about that Patrick Mahomes? The guy looks like he’s playing a game of chess as he’s out there QBing for the Kansas City Chiefs. Actually, a chess player looks far more stressed than Mahomes. He looks more like he’s casually taking his kids to the park. A #13 FCIR, Mahomes quite humbly admitted that he was “making a lot of mistakes”, but he still brought his team back from a 10-point deficit in the 4th quarter to become the first team in NFL history to win three games after trailing by 10 or more points in a single posts. At just 24 years and 138-days old, Mahomes became the second-youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl (#13 FCIR Roethlisberger, at 23, is the youngest).
Also leading the charge was Kansas City’s Tyreek Hill, who caught nine passes for 105 yards, including a 44-yard pass on 3rd-and-15 to help set up a Travis Kelce fourth-quarter touchdown. Hill is a rare NFL #6 BEIR (Barry Sanders, Mike Shanahan, Dion Lewis), and admitted when his team was trailing 10 points in the fourth quarter that “I was kind of down. The game wasn’t going how I wanted it to go.” But guess who helped Tyreek refocus? “Pat being Pat, he came to me. He was like, ’10, I need you, man. I need you to get your mind right and believe. It’s 20-10, bro.’ I’m like, ‘Dude, it’s 20-10, seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter.’ I’m like, ‘C’mon man.'” He was able to get my mind right. He was able to calm me down. He just told me, ‘Just believe, man.'”
The Chiefs rallied to score touchdowns on three straight drives. As one journalist writes, “The origin of that comeback? A 44-yard downfield strike from Mahomes to Hill to turn a third-and-long on their own side of the 50 into a first-and-10 deep inside 49ers territory. Three plays (and one penalty) later, the Chiefs breached the end zone to get to within three points.”
“People fear speed. People really fear speed in the NFL,” Hill said. “I was able to use my speed, get up on him, and just roll out of it.” According to defensive lineman Jimmy Ward, “I was supposed to be in the post. He (Tyreek) ended up just running a great route, ended up bending it outside thirds, and that’s it.” And as one journalist concludes, “It’ll be remembered forever in Chiefs lore as the play that saved the Super Bowl, when Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill turned a third-and-forever into the spark that burned down the 49ers and reignited the Chiefs’ championship pursuit like a torch on a pitch black night.”
Or, it can be remembered as the time when a #13 FCIR inspired a #6 BEIR to put his game face back on and win an amazing Super Bowl together!
Written by: Staff
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