Was this Patrick Mahomes’ signature moment?


Patrick Mahomes dominated the Houston Texans from the second quarter on Sunday. Was this the Kansas City Chiefs’ star quarterback’s signature moment?

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The Kansas City Chiefs pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in NFL playoff history this past weekend. Down 24-0 at home to the No. 4 Houston Texans, Kansas City would not only overcome the deficit but thrashed Bill O’Brien’s team 51-31 in the AFC Divisional Round. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the difference-maker for the Chiefs, but was this his signature moment?

On this week’s episode of Stacking the Box, FanSided‘s Matt Verderame and Josh Hill, along with former Chiefs offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, reflect on Mahomes’ unbelievable performance vs. Houston to get his team back to the AFC Championship game and decide if this is indeed the signature moment of his NFL career up to this point (0:55).

Schwartz would say that while he does believe Chiefs fans and football fans at large will talk about this performance by Mahomes for a while, this is not his signature moment because he believes that will be coming when Mahomes leads the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers with his arm. That’s when Schwartz believes Mahomes will have achieved it.

Verderame really didn’t go either way with it but did reflect on how incredible it was for Mahomes to orchestrate this comeback for Kansas City. He cites that this year things have felt different. Being down 24-0 in a home playoff game was one the Chiefs of yesteryear would have ended up losing. Essentially, Verderame does believe this game will end up being part of Mahomes’ legend.

Of course, Schwartz would say earlier that the Texans are not a well-coached football team, so that has to be a factor for the Chiefs’ ability to come back down three scores in a matter of minutes. That being said, Mahomes gave us a performance that only a player like him could have put together on this big of a stage when his team needed him the most.

Kansas City has a huge matchup this week vs. the No. 6 Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship. Though the game will be at Arrowhead on Sunday afternoon, the Titans have been head coach Andy Reid’s nemesis this season and Kansas City lost to them already. That being said, we should expect things to be different this time around because Mahomes makes the difference.

Here are a few other topics discussed on this week’s episode of Stacking the Box:

  • Verderame talks about his experience of the game (5:15)
  • Texans’ coaching cost them the game (6:14)
  • Thoughts on Vikings, Seahawks (24:17)
  • Another coach will jump from NCAA to NFL in 2021. In or out? (45:11)

All this and more!

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