KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs hoped for a better outcome Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
A 31-9 loss to the Tom Brady led Tampa Bay Buccaneers hands Mahomes his second post season loss from Brady.
Last season, fans watched the Chiefs come back from deficits in the post season, but Sunday's hole was too deep to climb out of.
“Probably when I threw the interception at the very end of the game, you knew it was pretty much over then since we had no timeouts,” Mahomes said. “We battled to the very end. That’s one thing you can say. We played not very good football today. But we battled, and you have to respect the guys for their toughness doing that.”
Mahomes went 26-of-49 for 270 yards and two interceptions. Super Bowl LV also marks the first time he didn’t throw a touchdown in a game since Sept. 29, 2019, against the Detroit Lions.
He was sacked three times and spent most of the game running from Tampa's defenders.
“My dad lost in the World Series in his career,” Mahomes said. “He continued to battle and continued to be who he was. Obviously it hurts right now. It hurts a lot. But we’re going to continue to get better. We have a young group of guys that have had a lot of success and have learned from that. We’ve had a few failures, and we have to learn from that. We can’t let this define us. We have to continue to get better, going into next year and being even better and preparing ourselves to hopefully be in this game again.”
It's a tough loss for Mahomes and the Chiefs but one they say they will bounce back from.