NFL Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes practices self-criticism

Munich – Week 12 actually went well for the Kansas City Chiefs. A 26:10 win against the Los Angeles Rams allowed the franchise to clinch first place in the AFC. And yet quarterback Patrick Mahomes lamented his team’s missed opportunities after the game.

The team penetrated the red zone six times, yielding just one touchdown: a three-yard run by running back Isiah Pacheco in the third quarter.

In all other attempts, the Rams defense was safe, the Chiefs had to settle for a total of four field goals. Mahomes threw a nasty interception into the hands of safety Nick Scott. A throw that unnecessarily kept the Rams in the game in the final section.

Mahomes is unhappy with his own performance

“Especially in the red zone, we have to show a better performance,” Mahomes said after the game. “I have to play at a higher level and I have to avoid the one stupid play I make every game. If I can do that, everything will be fine.”

The playmaker had an interception while trying to throw a pass to tight end Travis Kelce. “I threw the ball right into my opponent’s stomach. I have to make sure I don’t do that again, especially in the red zone. Because those are the throws that kill you in big games.”

And further: “We need to get much better offensively, especially me.”

Mahomes was 27 of 42 passing for 320 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also had 36 rushing yards.

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