Mahomes leads Chiefs once again

by Gary Shelton on February 12, 2024

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Monday, 4 a.m.

No  Patrick Mahomes isn’t Tom Brady. Not yet.

But he’s gaining on him.

Mahomes, the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, led his team to another world championship Sunday night,   25-22 over San Francisco in overtime. It was his third win five years (plus a fourth appearance) by bringing the Chiefs back in the fourth quarter and again in overtime.

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Mahomes, the Super Bowl MVP for the third time, threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns. It completed a run where the Chiefs won three straight games as underdogs for another title.

He is a special player, Mahomes. He can turn defeat into victory, and a mostly dull Super Bowl into a memorable finish.

Of course, we are a society in love with hyperbole. And so, some will proclaim Mahomes to be the greatest of all time. Please. If you’re measuring by titles,  Mahomes has won three; Brady won seven. 

Still, Mahomes continues to establish himself as the best quarterback in the league. He stirred the Chiefs on a night when they struggled in the red zone and struggled with a good 49ers team. 

He drove the Chiefs 64 yards for the tying field goal with 1:50 to play., including runs of eight yards and nine yards  Then he drove them 75 yards for the winning score in overtime.

The Chiefs are the first team to win back-to-back championships since New England in 2003 and 2004.

The Chiefs got good game from tight end Travis Kelce — American’s dater — who had nine catches for 93 yards.

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