The Chiefs’ drops killed comeback vs. Eagles despite perfect Patrick Mahomes passes

Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in football, but his wide receivers aren’t doing him any favors during the 2023 season. While former KC star Tyreek Hill broke NFL records this season with Miami, the Chiefs didn’t have a reliable pass catcher for Mahomes all year other than Travis Kelce. The Kansas City wideout has let down superstar QBs, and never was that more evident than in his Super Bowl LVII rematch on Monday Night Football.

of philadelphia eagles They defeated Kansas City 21-17 to close out Week 11 with a game that lived up to the hype. The Chiefs failed to score in the second half, continuing a troubling trend all season. Mahomes put his team in position to win at the end of the game, but his receivers couldn’t make the play for him.

With just over six minutes remaining, the Eagles used their specialty push to score the winning touchdown. The Chiefs offense had two more chances to fight back, but their last attempt was defined by two killer drops, ending their comeback attempt in sad fashion.

With less than two minutes left, Mahomes hit a bomb to Marquez Valdes-Scantling for what would have been a touchdown, but MVS dropped it. This is a heartbreaking drop:

The Chiefs still had a chance. Facing No. 4-25, Mahomes lasered wide receiver Justin Watson.

The pass hit his hand, but Watson dropped it. game over:

chiefs He led the league in drops at the start of games and scored 26 goals for the year.. They dropped a few more points against the Eagles, including a few on the final drive that cost them the game.

After the match, Valdes-Scantling slammed his helmet in frustration.

The lack of talent in the receiver room has been a major issue throughout the season. With so many big drops throughout the year, it will continue to be a big storyline in the playoffs.

Mahomes can’t do everything by himself. He throws some great passes that his teammates can’t catch. Kansas City will just have to hope the receiver gets a dropout before the playoff games actually count.