Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes clears concussion protocols after struggling in the blowout, per ESPN. This past Sunday, Mahomes was pulled in the fourth quarter despite clearing the concussion protocols after taking a shot to the head. Considering both the teams’ success and Mahomes’ welfare, head coach Andy Reid deemed it appropriate to remove him from action and afford him some respite. Mahomes is expected to practice this week and play in next Monday night’s game against the New York Giants, per sources.
The Tennessee Titans Shock the Chiefs
The Tennesse Titans came to play as they defeated the Chiefs, 27-3. With this outcome. Their record for the year stands at 3 4. Unfortunately placing them at the bottom of their division. This was the first time in Mahomes’ career that he didn’t score a touchdown in a regular-season game. They only managed three points, their lowest score since 2013 when Reid joined.
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Mahomes Takes Responsibility for Kansas City Chiefs Struggles
Mahomes continues to turn the ball over threw another interception and lost a fumble against that Titan defense. This is the first time in Mahomes’ career where the Chiefs aren’t cruising through the league as they continue to face adversity.
“We have enough leaders on this team that we have to find a way,” Mahomes said. “I don’t know what that’s going to take yet. We’ll go in and we’ll talk about it. We’ll watch the film but I trust we’ll find it. That’s part of leadership. That’s what great teams are, being able to battle through adversity. We’ve had good times, but building something great requires facing challenges like this. It’s still early in the year, and we have the talent to achieve our goals. We just need to keep improving every day.
He has nine interceptions on the season, which is the highest in the NFL. He understands that he must protect the ball and he takes on the responsibility of the team struggles. The team has struggled on all sides of the ball this season, which is foreign to many people based on the previous years of effortless success.
“Today it was probably me,” Mahomes said of what has happened to the usually high-scoring Chiefs. “I was just pressing a little bit too early in the game. We found ourselves in a tough situation, relying on the no-huddle mode, which isn’t ideal in the NFL. While we managed to make some plays, it’s difficult to maintain drives. In summary, I need to improve my performance in the early stages of games to avoid falling behind like we did today.
“I was just trying to make things happen,” Mahomes said. “In this league, you kind of have to let things develop. … You can’t have like a 14-point play.”