Kansas City Chiefs Triumph Amid Fear Of 'Hobbled' Patrick Mahomes

As with everything, tonight in Kansas City there's a twinge of sadness, anxiety and dread clouding playoff victory celebration.

The Chiefs return to the AFC championships with QB Patrick Mahomes visibly hurting from a rolled ankle despite so many empty assurances directed at football fans — most of whom are already skeptical about NFL happy talk amid a worsening legacy of concussions crippling a growing legion of ballers

Moreover . . . This evening sports newsies are throwing around the word "hobbled" without much mind for context or how that term means ALOT more to an NFL athlete than a sports "journalist" on deadline.

Here's a worthy roundup to read on the toilet as so many functional alcoholic dudes partake in shared glory in the shadow of millionaires who often show their contempt for fans in private or when they invariably move to a bigger, better town . . .

Mahomes missed most of the second quarter after his ankle was landed on by a Jacksonville defender. But the All-Pro quarterback returned in the second half and, relying on guts and guile, led the Chiefs on a 75-yard TD drive in the fourth quarter that helped to ensure a date with the Bengals-Bills winner for a spot in the Super Bowl.

If Cincinnati wins Sunday, the AFC title game will be played at Arrowhead Stadium. If Buffalo wins, it will be in Atlanta.

“I mean, it’s a credit to the guys around me,” Mahomes said. “The offensive line kept me clean in the pocket, knowing that I couldn’t move, and guys made plays around me. That’s what a great team does, is when somebody gets a little banged up, everybody around them steps up.”

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