Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Doesn’t Hold Back On Underdog Status

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Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs have found themselves in a familiar role this postseason: the role of underdogs.

The Chiefs were underdogs in their AFC Championship Game win over the Baltimore Ravens, and their opponent will be favored once again when they take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl this Sunday.

It’s certainly different for Kansas City, which will be playing in its fourth Super Bowl in the last five years.

Mahomes spoke about being an underdog this week, and he doesn’t seem to think too much of it.

“I think you approach it like any other game,” Mahomes said, via Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “I never feel like the underdog. I always feel like we have a chance to win the football game and that’s how we approach every single game. We were underdogs in the last Super Bowl, so all you can do is just have the same mindset of just going out there, playing your best football and hoping that you end up with a win.”

The 49ers are currently favored by two points over the Chiefs.

Kansas City went 11-6 and won its eighth straight AFC West division title this season, but it was hardly an easy year for the Chiefs.

Mahomes and Co. began the year 6-1, but then proceeded to go lost 3-5 over their next five games to fall to a very modest 9-6. The Chiefs closed out the regular season with a pair of wins, but it was clear that something did not seem quite right with the club throughout the year.

However, Kansas City seems to have righted the ship in the playoffs, defeating the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills and the Ravens on its way to the Super Bowl.

The Chiefs defeated San Francisco for Patrick Mahomes’ first ring back in February 2020, and they are looking to win their third championship in five years in Las Vegas this weekend. Underdogs and all.

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