Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes insists the Chiefs will find a way to get out of their slump. The Chiefs' bad start to the season continued in Week 7 as they got blown out by the Tennessee Titans 27-3. The Chiefs now own a 3-4 record.
"We have enough leaders on this team that we have to find a way," Mahomes said. "I don't know what that's going to take yet. We'll go in. We'll talk about it. We'll watch the film but I trust we'll find it. That's part of leadership.
That's what great teams are, being able to battle through adversity. It's been kind of rainbows and flowers and awesome for these last few years. But whenever you want to build something substantial and you want to build something great, you're going to go through [times] like this.
"It's still early in the year. We can still get whatever we want but it's going to take us getting better every single day. ... We have the talent in this locker room that we can make it happen."
Mahomes takes the blame for the Chiefs' offensive struggles
The Chiefs have one of the best offenses in the NFL but they struggled to put up points on the board against the Titans.
Mahomes went 20-of-35 for 206 yards, zero touchdowns and one interception. "Today it was probably me," Mahomes said of what has happened to the usually high-scoring Chiefs. "I was just pressing a little bit too early in the game.
We kind of got down and we were in that kind of mode [of] no-huddle, which you don't want to be in in the NFL. You can execute a little bit but it's hard to sustain drives. I've just got to be better early in games so we don't get behind like we did today.
"I have to be better in order for this offense to score points." The Titans led 14-0 after the first quarter and Mahomes wanted to quickly get the Chiefs back into the game. "It was just me trying to make things happen," he said.
"In this league you kind of have to let things develop. You have to go through the process of making plays. It takes one play at a time. You can't have like a 14-point play. They scored early and I kind of have to go through the process of just getting the ball down the field, not trying to do too much."