It’s been a week since the Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game.
Immediately after the loss, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes made it clear that not reaching the Super Bowl made the 2021 season unsuccessful for Kansas City.
“We expect to be in [the Super Bowl] and to win it,” said Mahomes after the loss to Cincinnati.
“Anything less than that is not a success…We’ll go back and try to learn from the mistakes we made to be better next year.”
Now that some time has passed and emotions have settled, how does Mahomes feel about the loss to the Bengals?
Apparently about the same.
Mahomes spoke to ESPN during the Pro-Bowl this weekend and it sounds like he’s still pretty sour about the loss to Cincinnati.
“I’m still not over it,” said Mahomes. “I don’t think I’ll be over it until we’re playing in another Super Bowl. I’ll have to use that as motivation going forward.”
If you’re a Chiefs fan, you have to hope this loss drives Mahomes all offseason. Kansas City is going to be a favorite, once again, in 2022 to win the Super Bowl. They don’t want to keep wasting opportunities. Their Super Bowl window will eventually close, as it does for all teams.
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