Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes caught liking Odell Beckham Jr. tweet predicting Browns win
Odell Beckham might be wondering if former Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes is looking for motivation heading into an AFC Divisional Round matchup with the Cleveland Browns.
Mahomes “liked” a tweet from Beckham, the injured Browns receiver, suggesting football fans should not be surprised if Cleveland pulls off a massive upset.
Patrick Mahomes liked Odell Beckham Jr’s tweet about the Cleveland Browns potentially upsetting the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s Divisional round game 😳😳😳
–#ChiefsKingdom #browns #RunItBack #chiefs pic.twitter.com/XdvBud3WhJ
— Pranav Sriraman (@pranavsriraman) January 15, 2021
Patrick Mahomes has since “unliked” the tweet, but it could serve to suggest he is not taking anything for granted heading into this weekend.
The Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes are enormous favorites over the Browns. DraftKings has Kansas City as a 10-point favorite, the highest (by far) of any Divisional Round game this weekend. The Chiefs are also favored to win the Super Bowl.
Still, the former league MVP does not want to let his guard down against the betting underdog. After all, Patrick Mahomes surely remembers the playoff heroics needed last year.
Kansas City had a bye heading into a Divisional Round date with the Houston Texans last season. The Texans promptly opened up a 24-0 lead early in the second quarter before Patrick Mahomes and Co. ripped off 41 unanswered points. The Chiefs trailed again the following week against the Tennessee Titans, but rattled off 28 unanswered points to advance to the Super Bowl.
This is all to say, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs have a history of slow starts.
There is a formula for this Browns team to win. Cleveland has one of the best rushing attacks in football, and can keep the Chiefs off the field by controlling time of possession.
However, Mahomes has a knack for leading quick-strike scoring drives, giving the Chiefs the chance to win no matter the odds. Of course, the odds are severely stacked in Kansas City’s favor this time around, but Patrick Mahomes is unlikely to show the Browns any mercy.