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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes’ fiancée Brittany Matthews calls out controversial Jason Pierre-Paul flag

Brittany Matthews, Patrick Mahomes, Jason Pierre-Paul, Chiefs, Buccaneers

Count Brittany Matthews, fiancee to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, as someone in total agreement with the game’s officiating crew when it gave a personal foul penalty to Jason Pierre-Paul that negated an interception for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

While it’s not surprising that the soon-to-be Mrs. Mahomes would side with a call that protects the Kansas City QB, she did inadvertently verbalize what every opponent of the Chiefs seem to complain about: that any hit on Mahomes seems to draw a flag.

Though the NFL seems to routinely run through news cycles devoted to questioning the validity of rules meant to protect offensive players, the roughing the passer call on the Buccaneers defense would appear likely to reignite those stories, because it overturned an interception. With Tampa Bay falling just three points short in their attempted comeback, the Chiefs’ good fortune in being able retain possession proved critical in maintaining their lead.

Rarely sacked as it is, the Buccaneers defense had a particularly tough time bringing pressure onto the quarterback outside of the play, gaining only two sacks for a total loss of six yards. With the added time in the pocket, the MVP front runner for the Chiefs carved up the Tampa Bay secondary, completing 75% of his passes and generating over 450-passing yards of offense, to go along with three touchdowns.

With the victory, Kansas City improved to 10-1 on the season, and look primed for another deep run into the postseason. If Mahomes’ fiancee has her way, defenses will not only be barred from touching him, but obligated to serve up another Super Bowl trophy with the Chiefs.

The Chiefs are 10-1, enjoying a very strong season. Many regard Kansas City as the best team in football, but the Pittsburgh Steelers remain one spot ahead of the defending champions in the AFC. The Chiefs want to get the No. 1 seed in the AFC and a bye in the wild card round of the playoffs.