Patrick Mahomes once again proved why he’s the best quarterback in the NFL. Both the teams were playing their best football yet and snatching the lead from one another after every play. However, the Chiefs managed to come out ahead of the Bills.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabriel Davis scored a touchdown with 13 seconds left in Sunday night’s game which put the Bills up by three points and set the stage for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to try for an improbable comeback. This is when head coach Andy Reid gave Mahomes the motivation to face the “grim” situation in front of him.
Andy Reid suggested Patrick Mahomes become the ‘Grim Reaper’ with the game on line
Patrick Mahomes was handed the ball on the Chiefs’ own 25-yard line with 13 seconds left in the game. Andy Reid knew Mahomes had to create magic with only 13 seconds in hand. So, he gave him a little nudge in the right direction which resulted in the game going into overtime.
“When it’s grim, be the Grim Reaper and go get it,” Reid said. So, Patrick Mahome went into Grim Reaper mode covering 44 yards with 2 completions to Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce setting up a Harrison Butker field goal to send the game to overtime. “He did that. He made everybody around him better, which he is great at and, you know, he just does it effortlessly. When it gets tough, he’s gonna be there battling and players appreciate that.”
Mahomes continued reaping as the game went into OT. After winning the coin toss, Mahomes completed five passes to set up the game-winning touchdown throw to Kelce to cap an unforgettable night at Arrowhead Stadium.
With Sunday night’s magical victory, the Chiefs have now advanced to the AFC Championship game for the 4th straight year. They will face the Cincinnati Bengals next weekend with a home-ground advantage at Arrowhead Stadium.