The aftermath of the Kansas City Chiefs‘ victory against the New England Patriots on Sunday took an unexpected turn when Patriots’ linebacker Matthew Judon, in a post-game tweet, took a swipe at superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes and NFL referees.
Despite Mahomes’ impressive performance with two touchdowns and 305 yards, the quarterback has been under scrutiny following his sideline outburst during the previous game against the Buffalo Bills. The incident involved a controversial ruling by the referees, disallowing the Chiefs’ go-ahead touchdown due to offensive offside.
In a twist of fate during the Patriots game, a defensive holding penalty against New England in the third quarter erased a potential Chiefs turnover. This led to Kansas City extending their lead and ultimately securing a 27-17 victory.
Judon’s Provocative Tweet
After the game, Judon took to Twitter to comment on an AI-generated image depicting Mahomes kissing an official. His remark, “I see no lies,” added fuel to the growing criticism of the officials, with accusations of bias towards the reigning league and Super Bowl MVP.
- Game Stats: Mahomes finished the game with 305 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions.
- Season Performance: Mahomes has accumulated 3,703 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions this season.
- Next Challenge: The Chiefs, now eyeing the Las Vegas Raiders, aim to build on this crucial win.
Mahomes Looks Ahead to Remaining Games
In a post-game interview, Mahomes addressed the team’s need for victories in the remaining three games to secure a shot at the number one seed in the AFC.
“I thought we did a good job that last drive of burning some time off the clock, and so you got to learn from the mistakes. Keep doing it, keep getting better. I’m going to try to play our best football,”
The Chiefs, eager to rebound after losing their last two games, will face the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium next Monday. Victory in this matchup is crucial as they strive to close the gap with the AFC leaders, the Baltimore Ravens.