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Look: Patrick Mahomes Missed 2 Open Receivers On Crucial Play

Patrick Mahomes before the AFC Championship Game.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 30: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs kisses his finance Brittany Matthews before the start of the AFC Championship Game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium on January 30, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

For the majority of his career, Patrick Mahomes has been as cool as can be in the biggest moments. However, the Chiefs quarterback crumbled under pressure in a playoff loss to the Bengals on Sunday afternoon.

Trailing 24-21 late in the fourth quarter, it looked like Mahomes was going to orchestrate another hard-to-believe game-winning drive.

Facing third down deep in Bengals' territory, Mahomes dropped back to pass - and he just stood there. He kept waiting. Then he scrambled, kept waiting, scrambled again, spun out of a tackle and was eventually strip-sacked. Luckily for the Chiefs, they recovered the football and proceeded to kick the game-tying field goal.

Upon closer review, Mahomes somehow inexplicably missed two wide open receivers in the end-zone. To make matters worse, one of those wide-open receivers was Travis Kelce.

This is a perfect example of Patrick Mahomes just trying to do too much. It's become a bad trend, especially this past season.

Mahomes now has an identity crisis, and it's hurt his reputation. The Chiefs were on the verge of a dynasty, but their mind-boggling loss to the Bengals on Sunday was a legacy-changing moment for the Kansas City quarterback.

It wouldn't be surprising if Mahomes goes back to the basics in his training this offseason.