Mahomes had the ball last in regulation and first in overtime, which was enough to lead the Chiefs to a 42-36 win. After the game, the Kansas City gunslinger made sure to take time away from celebrating to speak with his Buffalo counterpart.
Ahead of this afternoon’s AFC Championship Game, Mahomes sat down with CBS’ Tracy Wolfson to discuss, among others things, what he said to Allen postgame. For starters, Mahomes said he felt it was important to speak with the Bills’ signal caller, because he knew what he was going through.
Three years ago, Mahomes and the Chiefs lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game without having a chance to touch the ball in overtime. Because of that experience, Mahomes could empathize with Allen’s frustration.
Mahomes also said he told Allen he expects to see him in big games for years to come.
“I pretty much told him, ‘We’re going to do this a lot,’” Mahomes said. “This isn’t going to be the end of our story of going up against each other. There are going to be a lot of great battles for us in our career.”
“We’re going to do this a lot… There are going to be a lot of great battles for us in our career.”@Chiefs‘ Patrick Mahomes tells @tracywolfson what he told Josh Allen after meeting in the Divisional Round. pic.twitter.com/h77XoPJzNc
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Mahomes and Allen have faced off in the postseason each of the last two years. Sign us up for it becoming a yearly occurrence.
Mahomes will battle another superb young quarterback, Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow, in today’s AFC title game. Between those two, Allen, Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert, Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson and others, the talent at quarterback in the AFC is unfathomably good.
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