America wakes up on Monday morning with a new hero. Step forward Patrick Lavon Mahomes II.
On a cool night in Miami, the 24–year-old displayed ice in his veins. His comeback – rallying his side from 20-10 down with an explosive 21 points in seven incredible fourth quarter minutes will become the stuff of legend.
Not that everyone will have been surprised. Why? Because with Mahomes, you always have a chance. Always. Even when you are 10 down to the meanest offense in the NFL. Even when you have spent three quarters effectively on the run. Even when those marauding, vicious 49ers are coming in for the kill. Always.
America is waking up with a new hero, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes
After looking shaky early on, he led his team to a comeback victory in the Super Bowl
Deep in his own half, with just seven minutes and 13 seconds remaining, he faced a 3rd and 15. This was the game. The pressure, as it had all night, came again in another white-shirted Northern California wave.
Mahomes bravely stood his ground before, at the last possible millisecond, launching a bomb down the field. It dropped out of the south Florida night and into the arms of his partner in crime, Tyreek Hill, for 43 precious yards. It was a pass that changed the course of history.
Two plays later they were in, the gap was down to three and the Missouri hordes were sparked into life. An almost inevitable three and out from the 49ers followed and the Tomahawk Chop was ramped up to 11. This time a 38-yarder to Sammy Watkins – who beat the unbeatable Richard Sherman – did the damage. Another pass to a tiptoeing Damien Williams who crept in at the far corner and as quickly as that the job was done.
Williams would stroll in again on a 38-yard victory procession but it was the Most Valuable Player Mahomes who will be talk of the nation’s breakfast table. Another turnaround. This was his third in these play-offs, He brought his team back from 24 points down against Houston and 10 against Tennessee. With number 15 behind the center, anything is possible.
The Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers
Earlier last week, two lines of police officers had stopped traffic to allow the 49ers to cross a road from their downtown hotel to a meeting. They could have done with those cops here. Mahomes should now