Kansas City footballer Patrick Mahomes has earned a great deal of sponsorship deals this season and his manufactured love for ketchup is the stuff of local lore and low-rent ad deals . . . Sadly, this season has been a bit of a let down in every respect besides marketing. Whilst the cowtown hero has earned phenomenal numbers, fanboys tacitly admit that he's not the "perfect" quarterback touted during the off-season.
And so, today Patrick Mahomes plays the biggest game of his life and earns an opportunity to silence or confirm critics.
Here's the rundown and a quick peek at the game . . .
Fanboy Prediction Now
New England has arguably the best secondary in football, but the Chiefs present a challenge unlike any other they have faced this season - especially because of Kansas City's depth.
Football Foreshadowing . . .
Later today, the New England Patriots will host the Kansas City Chiefs in a rematch of last year's AFC Championship Game. While both teams have changed quite a bit since their meeting in January - one New England won 37-31 in overtime - they are still among the best in the league and fighting for positioning in the AFC's playoff picture: the 10-2 Patriots are the second seed at the moment, the 8-4 Chiefs the fourth.
In Kansas City's Oct. 6 game against Indianapolis, Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes faced a third and 18 from the Colts 27-yard line. Perhaps a bit skittish after an 8-yard sack on the previous play, Mahomes vacated the pocket early despite good protection from his line.
Salty Sunday Word
Ex- Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Orlando Scandrick and Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe got into a heated discussion on Friday after the former claimed that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was responsible for his side's 37-31 loss against the New England Patriots in January's AFC Championship game.
May The Odds Be In Your Favor
The only Week 14 game that's a playoff rematch from last season is the Kansas City Chiefs visiting the New England Patriots. The Chiefs are eyeing payback for a home overtime loss to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, and kickoff is 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS from Gillette Stadium.
Road To The Big Game
The Kansas City Chiefs can move within one game of the New England Patriots in the AFC standings with a win on Sunday. The Chiefs are playing as a complete unit lately rather than relying on their offense so much.
Sunday Game Plan
Despite being rare in modern sports, modern rivalries have been nothing short of fantastic in recent memory. Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz battling multiple times only for the last match to end after only three punches. Brady and Manning battling it out for AFC supremacy.
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