Update: Patrick Mahomes talked about the officiating towards the end of Sunday’s loss.
On 3rd and 15 with just over a minutes left, Bills edge rusher Von Miller appeared to be offsides on a play where Mahomes’ pass was eventually batted down by Ed Oliver. After his pass attempt on 4th and 15 went incomplete, the QB was seen yelling at the refs on the Chiefs sideline and had to be held back by his teammates.
Wow. Patrick Mahomes is HEATED on the sideline. pic.twitter.com/8QXlIR8mhr— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 11, 2023
I’m pretty sure Mahomes frustration at the end of the game was for not calling Von Miller offsides on this play.— Tobi Altizer (@Tobi_Altizer) December 11, 2023
Obviously, plenty else to be mad at too, but I think this is why he was yelling at the refs. pic.twitter.com/wSxf2oJUPN
It was a frustrating end to a frustrating ballgame for Mahomes and the Chiefs, who have now dropped three of their last four ballgames. On their final drives, they seemingly scored the go-ahead touchdown when Travis Kelce lateraled a catch back to Kadarius Toney, who hauled it straight to the end zone. However, the touchdown was wiped off the board as Toney lined up in the neutral zone prior to the snap.
The vibes in Kansas City aren’t great at the moment. The defending champs have struggled on offense for the past month and the play from pass-catchers not named Travis Kelce has been poor. The Chiefs are still sitting atop the AFC West standings, but are now two games behind Baltimore for the top seed in the conference. And if that wasn’t enough, the Broncos are suddenly breathing down their necks as they sit just one game behind KC in the division standings.
Kansas City will travel to New England next Sunday.