After guiding the Chiefs to their second Tremendous Bowl look in his time as quarterback in Kansas Metropolis, Patrick Mahomes now has his eyes set on one thing extra bold.
Mahomes informed Bleacher Report that with the addition of the seventeenth NFL regular-season recreation, he needs his Chiefs to be the primary workforce to go an ideal 20-0, capping off the common season together with his second Tremendous Bowl ring.
Probably the most wins throughout a full yr — common season via postseason — is eighteen from the New England Patriots in 2007, after they went undefeated in the course of the common season earlier than falling to the Giants within the Tremendous Bowl.
“The one file I’ve my eyes set on breaking, which might be new this yr, can be going 20-0,” Mahomes mentioned, in line with Bleacher Report. “It is not likely a file to be damaged, I assume you’d say —19-0 is the file proper now — so with the ability to go 20-0 and being the primary one to do this, that might be superior.”
Working the desk on a full NFL slate is difficult to do. Since 1932, solely 4 groups have gone undefeated in the course of the common season and solely the Miami Dolphins of 1972 have come away with a Tremendous Bowl title. The 1934 Bears (13-0) and the 1942 Bears (11-0) each misplaced within the NFL Championship and the 2007 Patriots (18-1) misplaced to the Giants within the Tremendous Bowl after almost successful all 19 video games by which they performed.
If odds have been being taken for groups to run an undefeated season, chances are high the Chiefs can be at or close to the highest of the listing of the most certainly groups to do it. Kansas Metropolis had the NFL’s finest file a season in the past at 14-2 and reached the Tremendous Bowl, solely to fall to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
However the Chiefs return loads of the star energy that received them to Tampa Bay, together with Mahomes, tight finish Travis Kelce and huge receiver Tyreek Hill. They’re going to face a stiff problem, although, as their schedule options loads of robust groups — notably early within the season — that ought to pose a problem on the trail to perfection.