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USA Today Sports Media Group
USA Today Sports Media Group
Doug Farrar

Patrick Mahomes responds to Joe Burrow’s great TD pass with a greater TD pass

What we all wanted when the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals faced off in their second straight AFC Championship game was Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow trading haymakers as the game became more dramatic.

In the third quarter of the game, that’s exactly what we’ve had. The Bengals were down 13-6 with 9:54 left in that third quarter until Burrow made this perfect 27-yard touch fade to Tee Higgins as Higgins Mossed two Chiefs defenders.

That game-tying touchdown would demoralize a lot of teams, but a lot of teams don’t have Patrick Mahomes as their quarterback. Mahomes ended the Chiefs’ drive after Burrow’s perfect score to Higgins by making this utterly preposterous 19-yard touchdown throw to Marquez Valdes-Scantling with 4:15 left in the third quarter.

That put the Chiefs back up 20-13, and re-established the truism that if you’re playing “anything you can do, I can do better” with Patrick Mahomes, you’re probably going to lose.

No matter how good you are.

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