Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes: ‘Wrong Infer’ Interference call On Travis Kelce Was A Doomed And turning-Point

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Interference call on Travis Kelce

There were plenty of what-if moments for the Chiefs in their 24-20 loss to the Bills on Sunday. And that goes beyond the two turnovers and missed field goal. For instance, the Bills had the ball on the Chiefs’ 44-yard line to start the fourth quarter with the game tied at 17. On a third-and-1 play, Devin Singletary was stuffed for a 2-yard loss by Chiefs linebacker Darius Harris. On the next play, Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw an errant pass and the Chiefs took over at their 46-yard line. Momentum was with the Chiefs, who got a 2-yard run from Clyde Edwards-Helaire, followed by a 10-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes to Travis Kelce for a first down. That moved the ball to the Buffalo 42. On the very next play, Mahomes again found Kelce, this time for a 31-yard gain that put the ball on the 11-yard line. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, that play was negated as Kelce was called for offensive pass interference. Here is the foul.

The Chiefs later moved the ball to the Buffalo 26-yard line, but the drive bogged down, as Star columnist Sam McDowell broke down, and KC settled for a . Mahomes mentioned the pass-interference call Monday during his weekly visit on KCSP (610 AM). He was asked if there was a play that may have affected the Chiefs’ chances of winning. “I think the play of the deep cross to Travis that gets the offensive pass interference,” Mahomes said. “I mean, by the letter of the law it probably was offensive pass interference, but the way they were kind of tackling him the whole entire game, I think he was just trying to get the guys off of him. “But if you get that completion and you get down in the red zone to have that momentum after the fourth down stop, I think if we get a touchdown on that drive instead of a field goal that could have been a big turning point of the game.” You’ll note Mahomes didn’t say the penalty cost the Chiefs a victory, but it was a big play and KC didn’t get back to the red zone again in the game. Chiefs fans didn’t agree with the call, either. One pointed out this touchdown catch by the Bills’ Gabe Davis and wondered how it differed from Kelce’s infraction.


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