Patrick Mahomes said he was frustrated with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy because he wanted the Kansas City Chiefs to go for a score late in the first half versus the Indianapolis Colts. With 36 seconds left in the first half, the Chiefs faced a second-and-20 on their 36-yard line.
After the Chiefs rushed and clocked out, Mahomes was visibly frustrated. "I mean, at the end of the day I wanted to go try to score. I mean, that's just who I am," Mahomes said, per CBS Sports. "We were in a tough situation.
Probably the smart decision was to just take -- we got the ball at the half and just go to halftime, but I'm always going to be wanting to score. I pretty much just said, 'Let me have a chance at it,' and then he was just, like, 'Let's get back in the locker room and we'll get something going for the next half.'
I guess, I don't know if that's an altercation, but that was the end of the conversation."
Mahomes accepts the responsibility for the Chiefs' loss
The Chiefs suffered their first defeat of the season in Indianapolis.
The Chiefs didn't enjoy a great offensive display as the Colts pulled off a 20-17 upset victory. Mahomes himself didn't have a great day as he went 20-of-35 for 262 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The Chiefs struggled on offense versus the Colts and Mahomes acknowledged that he has to do a better job because everything starts with him.
"We have to gel all together. It starts with me," Mahomes said. "There were certain throws that I was putting on guy's back hips instead of in front of them. There were certain situations where we were just barely off.
If it was a D-lineman that got around my feet, and I missed Justin Watson or if it was a throw at the end of the game where I could have maybe put it in front of JuJu (Smith-Schuster) and it gets tipped up for a pick, it's little things like that.
Whenever you are playing a tough game like that, you have to execute at a higher level, and we have to learn from it. Our schedule gets no easier. We have a hard game -- Sunday Night Football in Tampa -- next week against a great defense.
We have to get better quickly. If we don't, well, we don't want these L's to start piling up. We want to make sure we get back on that winning train."