While Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are basking in on their win, Patrick Mahomes cut a dejected figure after his side Kansas City Chiefs failed in their Super Bowl defence. The defending champions were no match for the eventual Super Bowl 2021 winners, who clinched a comfortable 31-9 win at the Raymond James Stadium. Mahomes particularly had a night to forget, as he lost his first playoff game since the 2018 loss to the New England Patriots.
After the Chiefs' Super Bowl loss on Sunday, leading sports publication ESPN to Twitter to post an image of Patrick Mahomes in the fourth quarter. The 25-year-old looked dejected and devastated with Bucs leading 31-9 with 13:32 to play, as Bucs had almost confirmed their victory. Mahomes' fiancee Brittany Matthews, however, hit back at the Patrick Mahomes ESPN tweet, sarcastically suggesting that she loved the response from ESPN and the support it gave to one of the leading players in the NFL. Matthews also hit out at a similar tweet by Sportscenter, showcasing her support for her husband.
Cool ESPN, love the support of a major sports platform for one of the best players in the league...— Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne8) February 8, 2021
Britanny Matthews also commented on quite a occasions during the game, even giving a shoutout to the fan who ran onto the field, After the Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs were confirmed as Super Bowl 2021 winners, the 25-year-old paid tribute to her fiancee, writing, "Not how we wanted it to end, but 15 played his heart out and I'm always and forever proud of him in everything he does! Now let's have a baby'. The couple, who met in high school, started dating in the 10th grade and are expecting their first child together. Mahomes had popped the question after Chiefs' Super Bowl win last season, where he lifted the MVP.
Not how we wanted it to end, but 15 played his heart out and I’m always and forever proud of him in everything he does! 🙏🏼❤️— Brittany Matthews (@brittanylynne8) February 8, 2021
Now let’s have a baby🤣
Patrick Mahomes had a night to forget as he battled a toe injury and played without two starting offensive tackles. The 25-year-old ended the game 26 for 49 passing and 270 yards with two interceptions, with several of his passes being dropped in what was the first double-digit defeat in his career. The game was also his first playoff loss since the defeat to Tom Brady and New England Patriots in the 2018 AFC Championship game.