NFL fans saw a different side of quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the Chiefs’ 20-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
It was the 107th game (including the playoffs) of Mahomes’ career. and he was enraged on the Chiefs’ sideline. Mahomes was angrily yelling and spiked his helmet at one point.
Patrick Mahomes might need a new helmet pic.twitter.com/KNZTvexKRK
— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) December 11, 2023
Mahomes and fans everywhere initially thought the Chiefs had taken a lead with a little over a minute to play.
Mahomes threw a 25-yard pass to tight end Travis Kelce, who lateraled the ball back to Kadarius Toney, who then ran 24 yards for a touchdown. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, Toney had lined up offsides and the play was negated.
Mahomes then threw three straight incompletions to end the game, as the Chiefs’ hopes for a comeback ended.
One lip reader believes he knows what had set off Mahomes. Here is how X user Brian Jopp interpreted what Mahomes was saying during his tirade: “That’s low man, we’re playing our ... asses off and ... call offensive offsides.”
That would be in reference to the touchdown that was negated by the flag.
Patrick Mahomes thinks refs shouldn't make obvious calls when they are playing their asses off.
"That's low man, we're playing our f-ing asses off and f-ing call offensive offsides"#BillsMafia #ChiefsKingdom #nfl pic.twitter.com/1uhfh8FVIq
— Brian Jopp (@Bjopp) December 11, 2023
CBS Sports broadcaster Tony Romo noted that players can sometimes lose control of their emotions, and that seemed to be the case with Mahomes on Sunday.