Mahomes Praises Kelce’s Game-Changing Lateral Despite Offsides Controversy

Kelce’s Spontaneous Game-Changer

Travis Kelce’s potential game-winning lateral against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday took everyone by surprise, and according to his teammate Patrick Mahomes, it was a completely improvised move.

Despite the play being overturned due to an offsides call, Kelce’s quick thinking showcased his exceptional understanding of the game.

Mahomes Acknowledges Kelce’s Genius

Speaking on 610 Sports Radio’s The Drive, Mahomes emphasized the unscripted nature of the play, describing it as “100 percent improv.” Despite the disappointment of the play not counting, Mahomes praised Kelce as a great player making a crucial play in a high-stakes moment.

The Unfolded Play

The pivotal moment occurred with just over a minute left in the game when Mahomes delivered a 25-yard pass to Kelce.

Instead of going down deep in Bills territory for a potential game-tying field goal, Kelce surprised everyone with an overhand lateral to Kadarius Toney down the opposite sideline, seemingly securing the game-winning touchdown.

Kelce’s Legendary Decision-Making

Mahomes lauded Kelce’s legendary status, noting his confidence and ability to make split-second decisions. Despite the play not counting, Mahomes emphasized that Kelce’s thought process and quick decision-making showcased his exceptional skills on the field.

Offsides Controversy and Mahomes’ Response

Replays later revealed that Toney was clearly lined up offsides, leading to the play’s overturn. Mahomes, who had shown frustration towards officials during the game, took a different tone on Monday, acknowledging that such situations happen, and it’s essential to move on.

He also expressed regret for his sideline outburst, acknowledging it wasn’t a great example for viewers, especially kids.

Chiefs’ Playoff Outlook

While the Chiefs are still in first place in the AFC West with an 8-5 record, they now trail the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins.

Mahomes emphasized the need to focus on the remaining four games, fighting to win the division and secure a spot in the playoffs.

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