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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer
- Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star
- Joined ESPN in 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo.– Patrick Mahomes took obligation for what’s ailing the 2-3 Kansas City Chiefs, stating after their 38-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night that his turnovers are to blame.
” It begins with me,” Mahomes stated after tossing 2 interceptions and losing a fumble versus the Bills– 3 of his group’s 4 turnovers in all. “It’s something I’ve not generally performed in my profession, however I need to review where I’m at, what choices I’m making.
” I’ve been a crazier gamer as far as rushing and making tosses. In my profession I’ve never ever been somebody who tosses a lot of interceptions. I need to take a look at it now, reassess what I’m doing, and I need to cut it out.”
After the groups traded punts to start the 2nd half– the start of which was postponed an hour by lightning– Mahomes slung a bullet that bounced off Tyreek Hill’s hands and right to Bills security Micah Hyde, who had absolutely nothing however mushy green field in front of him. He returned it 26 lawns for his very first profession pick-six.
The Chiefs rapidly drove into the Buffalo red zone on their next ownership, however Mahomes tossed a pass that Greg Rousseau batted at the line of skirmish. The novice protective end handled to confine it for another interception.
” We weren’t on the exact same page with the receivers and where they were going and with Pat,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid stated. “Got ta do much better with that. Got to make certain that happens.”
Mahomes has actually dedicated 6 turnovers in his previous 3 video games, consisting of 5 interceptions. He has 6 interceptions this season, putting him on rate for20 His profession high is 12, in 2018.
” We understand we can do much better on turnovers, huge plays– I understand what we can,” Reid stated. “I see that. We simply need to get that done.”
Mahomes has 16 goal passes this season, however he has simply 2.67 goals for each interception. The most affordable portion of his profession is 4.17 in 2018, when he tossed 50 goal passes to accompany 12 interceptions.
” We understand we have what it requires fantastic,” Mahomes stated. “It’s a matter of coming together now and discovering a method to do that.”
The Chiefs head to Washington next Sunday.
The Associated Press added to this report.