Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are on a two-game losing streak after their Week 14 home loss to the Buffalo Bills. It’s the second consecutive week the defending Super Bowl champions scored below 20 points.However, they could have won the game if Kadarius Toney’s touchdown catch off a Travis Kelce lateral pass wasn’t nullified. Instead, game officials called an offensive offsides call on Toney, preserving Buffalo’s 20-17 victory.
Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes expressed their distaste for the Toney penalty
As ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid wasn’t pleased with the violation charged against Kadarius Toney. According to him, game officials typically warn them if their players are offsides before the snap.
Meanwhile, Patrick Mahomes had an outburst after the penalty. He had a lengthy rant during the post-game press conference. Aside from criticizing the referees for what he thinks is a mistake, he gave props to Travis Kelce for doing a heads-up play.Here’s ESPN’s Jeff Darlington’s tweet regarding Mahomes’ statement about the play and the penalty.
Kelce was able to advance the ball to the Bills’ 20-yard line. But before getting tackled, the former quarterback in high school threw a lateral pass to Toney, who was in the 25-yard line. The third-year wideout dashed to the end zone with no defender nearby.