How foolish have people been to doubt No. 15 this season? Despite it supposedly being a down year for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, the AFC West powerhouse can't stop silencing their haters.
First, Mahomes and Co. took down the Bills in the Divisional Round. They followed that up by stunning the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship Game to get back to the Super Bowl for the fourth time with Mahomes running the show.
Come Sunday, Feb. 11, the Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl glory. In a bit of a stunner, the Chiefs remain underdogs for this one. You think Mahomes cares? Not a chance.
Patrick Mahomes is thrilled to be going back to the Super Bowl
“You don’t take it (getting to the Super Bowl) for granted,” Mahomes said after taking down the Ravens last weekend. “You never know how many you’re going to get to, or if you’re going to get to any. It truly is special just to do it with these guys after what we’ve been through all season long - guys coming together, it really is special. But I told them the job’s not done. Our job now is to prepare ourselves to play a good football team in the Super Bowl and try to get that ring.”
As you can see from that quote, Mahomes is thrilled to play one more game this season, but he knows the task isn't completed just yet. Standing in the way of the superstar quarterback winning his third Super Bowl ring are the 49ers, a team loaded with talent.
While quarterback Brock Purdy has been labeled as a 'game manager' by countless analysts, you can't take away from the fact that he has made plenty of big-time throws in the postseason. There's a reason San Francisco is one win away from a title.
Having said that, Mahomes is miles ahead of Purdy and he's going to be ready to bring his best - the same can be said for Travis Kelce and the rest of the KC offense. People have doubted Mahomes and the Chiefs all season long. It'd be a major mistake to do so again.