Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce revealed what he told Patrick Mahomes about regulation’s latest drive in the AFC Divisional Round against the Buffalo Bills.
Last season’s NFL Playoffs featured some classics. Perhaps one that stands out from the rest is the AFC Divisional Round between the Kansas City chiefs and Buffalo Bills, who made three lead changes in the last two minutes. But it was the Chiefs who equalized with 13 seconds remaining after a tremendous offensive drive put the team within range of the field goal to force overtime.
Tight end Travis Kelce, who recorded the 25-yard reception to put Harrison Butker’s field goal into overtime, spoke to ESPN’s Joe Buck and Michael Collins about what he said to quarterback Patrick Mahomes before that game. Kelce told Mahomes he’ll be open if the Bills play it a certain way. He then said he had to tell the quarterback to shut up because he was giving up the game to Buffalo’s defense!
Travis Kelce on what he told Patrick Mahomes in the final 13 seconds of Regulation vs. Bills in the playoffs
Considering how well the game worked out, it was a great decision by Kelce.
Prior to overtime, the Chiefs won the coin toss and elected to accept. Kansas City didn’t return the ball as they orchestrated an eight-game drive that culminated in Mahomes hitting Kelce in the end zone for the game-winning eight-yard touchdown.
It was an instant classic that the Chiefs managed to survive. Bill’s quarterback Josh Allen put on a tremendous performance that cemented his status as a top-five quarterback in the entire league. In those final two minutes, Allen threw two touchdown passes to wide receiver Gabriel Davis to give Buffalo the lead. However, the Chiefs only had their number this game.
It paid off Kelce getting Mahomes to calm down as they advanced to the AFC Championship game.
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