Here’s everything Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid said after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals to reach Super Bowl 57.
The Kansas City Chiefs are once again heading back to the Super Bowl. Specifically, this will be the third time in four years that the Chiefs will represent the AFC in the big game. The team that prevented them from making it four years in a row was the Cincinnati Bengals, who defeated them in overtime in the AFC Championship Game last year. This time around, the Chiefs got their revenge.
In a tense, dramatic game, Kansas City picked up the 23-20 victory after a clutch run by quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the added 15-yard chunk after a unnecessary roughness penalty by Joseph Ossai. That allowed Harrison Butker to attempt a 45-yard field goal, which went between the uprights to send the Chiefs to the Super Bowl.
Here’s everything that Mahomes and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said after the victory.
Everything Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid said after Chiefs win AFC Championship
CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson caught up with Mahomes after the game. Mahomes spoke about how he was able to play through the ankle sprain he suffered last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, while also crediting the team for the win. Oh, and dropped a dig towards the Bengals regarding the “Burrowhead” talk they had since last week.
“I want to thank God, man, he healed my body this week. To battle through that, he gave me the strength to be out here,” said Mahomes. “With this team, we play together. I said it from the beginning, when we were in the locker room, I said, ‘we got to be together,’ and this team stepped up against a great football team. We showed this place, that’s Arrowhead, not Burrowhead out here.”
When on the stage to accept the Lamar Hunt trophy, Mahomes was asked by CBS play-by-play commentator Jim Nantz about the clutch run he had to set up Butker’s game-winning field goal.
“At some points in games, you got to just put it all on the line,” said Mahomes. “The defense gave us a couple of chances to get in field goal range, we didn’t get in there. The defense got another stop for us, and I knew I was going to get there somehow. So I just put it all on the line and we got in field goal range, and we’re at Arrowhead now…”
Andy Reid spoke on the stage with Nantz, as he is set to participate in his fourth Super Bowl as a head coach. Of course, Reid asked the crowd at Arrowhead Stadium “how about those Chiefs.”
Prior to his three trips with the Chiefs, he was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Fittingly, Reid and the Chiefs are set to take on the Eagles in Super Bowl 57 in Arizona. When asked about playing the team that fired him 10 years ago, Reid kept his answer short and sweet.
“Here we come, Philly.”
The Chiefs will now have the next two weeks to get ready for the big game on Sunday, Feb. 12 at State Farm Stadium. Will Mahomes and Reid win their second Super Bowl ever? Or will the Eagles walk away with their second-ever Lombardi Trophy?