NFL: the pet peeve of Patrick Mahomes is ready to crack down again
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The Kansas City Chiefs will face the Cincinnati Bengals in Sunday's NFL American Conference Finals, and if the past is any indication of the future, the quarterback's gang Joe Burrow will play spoilsport again at Arrowhead Stadium.
Last year, the two teams met at the same stage and the Bengals surprised their hosts by filling down 18 points to win 27-24 in overtime. Moreover, Burrow has won his three career duels against his vis-à-vis Patrick Mahomes, including that of December 4, a victory also obtained at the score of 27 to 24.
Consequently, the visitors' pivot will come to Missouri with renewed confidence, especially since his team defeated the dangerous Buffalo Bills on their home soil in their last outing. “We have been through this before, we have the experience. We know what kind of club we will face. They are the team to beat and we are here for it,” he commented to the daily “Cincinnati Enquirer”.
“I think our offensive line is better, our defense, our ground game and our special teams too. Overall, I believe we represent a much better group than last year, he also assessed. We rely on the best group of coaches in the league. One makes the adjustments better than the others. They did an incredible job of determining the appropriate way to attack.”
The performances of the Bengals are obviously likely to make the troops proud and comfortable. They have 10 straight wins and haven't lost since Oct. 31. On the other hand, the opponent is doing well, despite the sprained ankle suffered by Mahomes last weekend. The Chiefs have suffered just one loss in their most recent 12 meetings. Nothing is therefore won for Burrow, who believes, however, that he has the tools required to send his people to the Super Bowl once again.
“I feel very good. I think the last campaign helped a lot of guys figure out how to take care of their bodies on long stretches in the playoffs. This is part of the experience to acquire to win this type of match. It is not only about the stakes on the ground and the presence in a hostile environment. You play long seasons and you have to understand how you could have been better last year with different actions. These guys have progressed and have our cause at heart,” he explained, referring to his teammates here.