It was the stuff of legends — a slick then mad then tackle-breaking gallop in the end zone right before halftime of the AFC Championship Game.
It’s not as if Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ career needed more signature moments for Kansas City to cheer wildly and other NFL fans to marvel at jealousy, but he can’t seem to help himself.
So, one week after leading a historic postseason comeback against Houston the AFC Divisional Round, Mahomes powered another come-from-behind with his 27-yard touchdown scramble serving as the most memorable moment in the Chiefs’ 35-24 victory against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game.
If the run looked familiar to fans of Whitehouse (Texas) High School, that’s because they’ve seen it before.
So, “The Run” will be famous in Kansas City forever. But check out this play from @PatrickMahomes in high school. His team was down by 7, less than a minute to play, in the playoffs. Kind of uncanny. @mickshaffer @41actionnews pic.twitter.com/p3znsU0etM— Taylor Hemness (@taylorhemness) January 20, 2020
Still, this never gets old, does it, Chiefs Kingdom?
Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games 💪 pic.twitter.com/ZC8Ts5dHqK— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 19, 2020
Here’s hoping Mahomes has a few more moments worth remembering against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, where the Chiefs are playing for the NFL title for the first time in 50 years.
Be sure to check out our "4th & 1" podcast for an in-depth breakdown of the game and what returning to the Super Bowl after a half-century means.