Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes clears concussion protocols after struggling in the blowout, per ESPN. This past Sunday, Mahomes was pulled in the fourth quarter despite clearing the concussion protocols after taking a shot to the head. Head coach Andy Reid felt it was in the best interest of the team and Mahomes to pull him out and give him a break. Mahomes is expected to practice this week and play in next Monday night’s game against the New York Giants, per sources.
The Tennessee Titans Shock the Chiefs
The Tennesse Titans came to play as they defeated the Chiefs, 27-3. This sets their record at 3-4 for the year, as they fall to last in their division. This Titans game was the first time in Mahomes career that he went without a touchdown in a regular-season game. Three points are the fewest points they scored since 2013 when Reid arrived.
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Mahomes Takes Responsibility for Kansas City Chiefs Struggles
Mahomes continues to turn the ball over threw another interception and lost a fumble against that Titan defense. This is the first time in Mahomes’ career where the Chiefs aren’t cruising through the league as they continue to face adversity.
“We have enough leaders on this team that we have to find a way,” Mahomes said. “I don’t know what that’s going to take yet. We’ll go in and we’ll talk about it. We’ll watch the film but I trust we’ll find it. That’s part of leadership. That’s what great teams are, being able to battle through adversity. It’s been kind of rainbows and flowers and awesome for these last few years. But whenever you want to build something substantial and you want to build something great, you’re going to go through [times] like this. “It’s still early in the year. We can still get whatever we want but it’s going to take us getting better every single day. … We have the talent in this locker room that we can make it happen.”
He has nine interceptions on the season, which is the highest in the NFL. He understands that he must protect the ball and he takes on the responsibility of the team struggles. The team has struggled on all sides of the ball this season, which is foreign to many people based on the previous years of effortless success.
“Today it was probably me,” Mahomes said of what has happened to the usually high-scoring Chiefs. “I was just pressing a little bit too early in the game. We kind of got down and we were in that kind of mode [of] no-huddle, which you don’t want to be in in the NFL. You can execute a little bit but it’s hard to sustain drives. To summarize, I’ve just got to be better early in games so we don’t get behind like we did today.
“It was just me trying to make things happen,” Mahomes continued. “In this league, you kind of have to let things develop. … You can’t have like a 14-point play.”