PATRICK Mahomes has said the Super Bowl LV loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will always haunt the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback.
The two-time NFL MVP opened up about the crushing loss in NFL Network’s upcoming documentary America’s Game: 2022 Kansas City Chiefs.
The feature provides a glimpse into the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVII win, their second in four years.
Part of their success was finding motivation from the 31-9 loss in the 2021 league game to the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers.
It was a sobering moment for Mahomes that was surpassed by Brady in the long-awaited showdown between the two great quarterbacks.
The seven-time Super Bowl champion barely missed his target, batting 21-29 for 195 yards and three touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the overzealous Mahomes made 49 pass attempts but completed just 26 of them, recording 270 pass yards, no points and two interceptions.
And in America’s Game, the Chiefs said he learned from the disappointing night and understood he couldn’t always count on the hero ball he’s become known for in the NFL.
“People saw all the cool scrambles where I was trying to scramble around, throwing these huge touchdowns and [make] “Those pieces didn’t work,” Mahomes said.
“I’ve learned now that you can’t always be Superman; sometimes you have to rely on your teammates to do the games for you. Super Bowl LV will always haunt me.”
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America’s Game airs September 6, the night before Kansas City and the Detroit Lions open the 2023 NFL season on Thursday Night Football.
The documentary is narrated by actor and Chiefs fan Paul Rudd.
In addition to covering Mahomes, Travis Kelce and defensive tackle, Chris Jones conducted extensive interviews with producers on the NFL Network during filming.
Another Chiefs documentary, Time’s Yours 2: The 2022 Kansas City Chiefs, will premiere the same night.
It offers an up-close look at Kansas City’s 2022 title win from the coaches’ perspective.