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Patrick Mahomes Names 1 Regret He Still Has From Last Season

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs

NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes still can't quite wrap his head around how the Chiefs lost to the Bengals in the AFC Championship last season. In fact, his performance is still something he regrets to this day. 

On Monday, Mahomes revealed he regrets "playing not to lose" when the Chiefs battled the Bengals in the AFC Championship. It cost Kansas City the win. 

The team, as a whole, simply played too relaxed and Joe Burrow took advantage. 

“The second half of that game: I don’t want to say we relaxed, but I mean when you lead like you did, you want to make sure you win the game, but you don’t want to play like you’re playing not to lose,” Mahomes said. “And I feel like that’s what we did. As a team, we were playing not to lose, we were playing just to get to the Super Bowl. If you look, they didn’t do much different from the first half to the second half. We just didn’t execute at a high enough level. They were playing the same coverages and we weren’t executing. Then momentum gets in the other team’s favor and when you’re playing a good football team, bad stuff happens.”

We have a feeling that's the last time Mahomes is going to let up on an opponent. The Chiefs should have won that game with ease, but let it slip away. 

Mahomes and the Chiefs begin their revenge tour on Sept. 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.