All through the common season, individuals had been questioning what the heck was improper with the Kansas City Chiefs?
They gained their division, however all numbers level to, for his or her requirements, a moderately subpar season.
Patrick Mahomes threw for the second-least quantity of yards in a season – Travis Kelce failed to succeed in 1,000 yards for the primary time since 2015 – and receivers had been dropping the ball left and proper.
Effectively, one thing clicked within the playoffs, and the Chiefs are celebrating their third Tremendous Bowl title in 5 years, formally turning into a dynasty.
Kansas Metropolis hosted the Miami Dolphins in subzero temperatures within the wild card spherical, and gained that sport, 26-7, which wasn’t a lot of a shock.
However of their subsequent two video games, they had been street underdogs in opposition to the Buffalo Payments and top-seeded Baltimore Ravens. They gained each of these video games.
They had been betting underdogs within the Tremendous Bowl, as effectively, with traces closing at round 1.5 in favor of the San Francisco 49ers.
Nevertheless it was the Chiefs who prevailed in time beyond regulation.
The Chiefs, all through the playoffs, have mentioned their battles by adversity, given their common season struggles.
With three straight wins as underdogs to win the Super Bowl as soon as once more, Mahomes stored it blunt within the postgame celebration.
“Simply know that the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs are by no means underdogs,” he mentioned. “Simply know that.”
He is received a good level – Mahomes is now 17-14 when he faces a double-digit deficit, together with within the playoffs. He has confronted a 10-plus level deficit in all 4 Tremendous Bowls he is performed in, and nonetheless has gained three of them.
Mahomes joined elite firm on Sunday, becoming a member of Tom Brady and Joe Montana as the one gamers in NFL historical past to win at the very least three Tremendous Bowl MVPs.
Oh, and he is simply 28 years outdated. There’s a lot extra of this left, so get used to it.