Patrick Mahomes makes a fool of himself with latest interception
Patrick Mahomes is far from being the Kansas City Chiefs’ biggest problem during their stunning struggles to start the season. Faced with leading his team to victory on the road in Week 6, the former NFL MVP compounded a simple mistake by indulging one of his worst tendencies.
Mahomes threw his second interception late in the first half of their game against the Washington Football Team, an embarrassing turnover that included multiple gaffes and cost the Chiefs the chance to add more points before intermission.
#WashingtonFootball forces another turnover!
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Among the countless attributes that make Mahomes special is his ability to create plays out of thin air when the Chiefs’ initial play call breaks down. Needless to say, coach Andy Reid surely would’ve been far happier with his quarterback simply falling on the ball here rather than trying to atone for his initial fumble with a downfield pass—one bound to have been called back even if was completed due to offensive lineman being past the line of scrimmage.
Mahomes’ first interception, by the way, wasn’t his fault. Tyreek Hill had the ball bounce right off his hands into the waiting arms of Kendall Fuller deep in Washington territory during the first quarter, the second consecutive game his drop has immediately led to a pick.
The Chiefs, 2-3, badly need a victory over Washington, not to keep pace with the Los Angeles Chargers at the top of the AFC West but to tighten their grasp on a playoff berth that seemed like a formality before the season kicked off.