Kansas City Chiefs to the Superbowl

KC Chiefs Beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23–20

image shows the Kansas City Chiefs logo in a large arched window of a stone building
Image by Roy Harryman from Pixabay

I didn’t grow up as a “die-hard” football fan. I had some friends in high school that played football and I was in the marching band, so I began to understand the game. As I hung out with my friends, I became a fan of the Chiefs (I live not far from Kansas City).

Since Patrick Mahomes has been the quarterback for the Chiefs, I have been impressed not only by his abilities as a quarterback but his personality and upstanding character as well. After this game, the reporter was giving him praise, but he immediately deflected that by crediting Harrison Butker’s kick.

When he’s frustrated during a game, you don’t often see it, unlike players like Tom Brady (I personally think Brady is pretty whiny and tends to blame others for any mistakes). Patrick is always positive and a great leader of his team.

The Chiefs had a lot against them in this game, with Patrick Mahomes’ ankle injury during the last game, Justin Watson’s illness, Willie Gay’s shoulder injury, Mecole Hardman’s pelvis injury, L’Jarius Sneed’s concussion, JuJu Smith-Schuster’s knee injury, Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s ankle, and Travis Kelce’s back just a few days ago. These are all key players that make important plays regularly.

Mahomes and Kelce, of course, played through their ailments throughout the game and made crucial plays when they needed to. Despite playing on a hurt ankle, Patrick ran to pick up a first down with just seconds left to go in the game. With the yardage gained along with a penalty against the Bengals for “unnecessary roughness,” it put the Chiefs within field goal range. Harrison Butker was able to kick the game-winning field goal, sending the KC Chiefs to the Superbowl for the third time within the past four years.

Travis and Jason Kelce will be the first brothers to face off in a Superbowl game. Travis playing for the Chiefs and Jason for the Philidelphia Eagles. I saw a picture of their mother with a specially-made jersey of half-Chiefs, half-Eagles.

I am not a sports writer, but I wanted to take this opportunity to give credit to the KC Chiefs for their win and wish them luck in the Superbowl in two weeks.

*Originally published on Medium

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

2 thoughts on “Kansas City Chiefs to the Superbowl

  1. Super post! All the way to the Super Bowl for the KC Chiefs! We are big fans of the Chiefs, and Patrick Mahomes. He attended our city’s Texas Tech University (Lubbock), and also my daughter and her family live in Kansas City MO! We always watch the game, and text comments back and forth. What a game that was last night! 🙂

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