During their 2022 AFC Championship Game defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals, there were many what-if moments for the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Mahomes was the worst of them all, failing to score much offense in both overtime and the second half.
Mahomes led the Chiefs to just one score in the second half after building a lead of 21-3. Joe Burrow, the Bengals’ quarterback, orchestrated what was perhaps the most memorable comeback by a team in its history to secure a place in Super Bowl 56.
Mahomes spoke at a press conference. He noted that his performance after the first half was one to remember.
“Probably my worst playoff football I’ve probably played in the second half of that game,” Mahomes said.
Mahomes combined for 83 passing yards in overtime and the second half. A 34.0 quarterback rating was also recorded by Mahomes in the second half. This came after he had a hand with the Bengals defense for the first 30 minutes of the game thanks to the strong 149.9 passer ratings.
Mahomes continued to say that he hopes to use the Bengals’ loss as a learning experience. He also noted that he needed to be “better at taking advantage of what was there” to get “some type” of points on the board.
Mahomes has said before. He stated that he views this defeat as motivation to move forward. All eyes will be on Mahomes’ ability to lead the Chiefs to their fifth consecutive appearance in the AFC championship game.