Mahomes extends his apology to Allen and Bills at Arrowhead

 Arrowhead Apology: Mahomes Sorry to Allen, Bills

patrick Mahomes has atoned. The Kansas City Chiefs’ star quarterback used an appearance on KCSP to apologize for his actions in the aftermath of Sunday’s widely-discussed thriller against the Buffalo Bills. “Obviously, you don’t ever want to react that way,” Mahomes said this week on the weekday afternoon program “The Drive.” “I care, man. I love this game, I love my teammates. I want to go out there and put everything on the line to win.” “But obviously, can’t do that, can’t be that way toward officials or really anybody in life, so I probably regret acting like that.”


Mahomes has become the unflattering face of Kansas City’s 20-17 defeat after tearing into officials for a costly penalty call against receiver Kadarius Toney (offsides) that negated a would-be go-ahead touchdown in the final stages. The two-time Super Bowl champion further expressed his grievances to Western New York counterpart Josh Allen during their postgame handshake, claiming the charge against Toney was “(bleeping) terrible” and the “wildest call (he’d) ever seen.” In his radio appearance, Mahomes was particularly apologetic about the way he behaved in that meeting with Allen. He also admitted that the call against Toney, which wiped out a highlight-reel play that saw Travis Kelce lateral the ball to a streaking Toney for a score after the catch, was correct. “More than anything I regretted how I acted toward Josh after the game,” Mahomes said. “He had nothing to do with it.”

Sunday presented the latest thriller in Allen and Mahomes’ budding passing rivalry. Including the postseason, the QB pair have split six meetings in the 2020s, though two of the latter’s victories have come in the postseason. The upset victory on Sunday kept Buffalo’s playoff hopes alive and cut down on Kansas City’s lead over Denver in the chase for the AFC West crown to one game. Buffalo will look to build on the momentum this Sunday late afternoon when it faces the Dallas Cowboys (4:25 p.m. ET, Fox). Copyright ABG-SI LLC. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a registered trademark of ABG-SI LLC. All Rights Reserved.


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