KC Chiefs vs Browns What to Watch: Showtime Mahomes
Patrick Mahomes is an elite quarterback and that’s not a shock to anyone, but the young franchise quarterback put together another stellar performance in the regular season and he was even in the debate for another MVP award.
Mahomes averaged over 300 yards per game and had a stellar touchdown to interception ratio and he can also be a danger with his legs, as he has over 300 yards rushing with two touchdowns. It will come as no surprise that Mahomes will be one of the Browns’ primary focuses going into this game.
Mahomes is also a primetime showman. He always comes through for his team when the stakes are the highest. He is especially good in the playoffs, not to mention he can always make the play when he needs to. A perfect example is running through the Titans defense himself to drag the ball into the end zone right before halftime in the AFC title game last year.
Getting that out of the way, it is also worth noting that Mahomes hasn’t played as well recently. Four of his six interceptions came from the past three games he played in. Even with that, the Chiefs still managed to win all three of those games.
Just as a reminder, Mahomes and the offense also looked to struggle in all three playoff games last year, and in all three, they kicked into gear and won the Lombardi Trophy. The danger of Mahomes is that you can never count him out.
Even down by 24, 10, or 10 again, he can come back at any point in the game. The Browns will have to play at their best through all four quarters if they expect to beat Mahomes and Reid.