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Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid react to loss vs. Packers

It was not the result that the quarterback and head coach wanted nor expected.

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The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the Green Bay Packers 27-19 on Sunday night. Head coach Andy Reid addressed the media after the game.

“They made plays,” said Reid simply. “They used the clock, let it run down to like five seconds and below, and they were getting first downs. You have to get off the field on defense, and you have to stay on the field on offense and not shoot ourselves.”

Green Bay set the tone with back-to-back touchdown drives to start the game. The first drive went 13 plays, taking nearly eight minutes off the clock, and the second went eight plays, taking up four minutes.

Kansas City made it to the red zone on its first two possessions but could only manage field goals.

“That is my responsibility for that,” added Reid. “We have to be better prepared to take care of that stuff right there. You do that and then you can win a game. In this league, there is too much parity. They are well-coached. They have good players. You come out and self-destruct in certain areas, and then you have a problem.”

Despite the offensive issues, the Chiefs would find the end zone twice in the second half, eventually having a chance with the ball late in the fourth quarter, trailing by five. But Quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a miscommunication with wide receiver Skyy Moore, and cornerback Keisean Nixon intercepted the pass.

“You can’t make that mistake,” said Mahomes. “I saw they were in man coverage, tried to get to one of our man checks. The guy went over the top. I probably should have tried to back-shoulder Skyy. That’s a mistake on my part that you can’t make in that situation.”

The Chiefs would get another opportunity down eight with no timeouts, but it was not to be. Mahomes targeted wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling deep down the field, and what looked to be obvious pass interference was not called.

The quarterback — who finished 21 of 33 for 210 yards, a touchdown and an interception — refused to blame officials after the game.

“It is what it is,” said Mahomes. “The guy was probably a little early, but at the end of the game, they’re letting guys play. I’m kind of about that. I’d rather you let the guys play and let the guys win it on the field. It’s a hard job man. When we’re in that situation, I can’t be wanting a flag. I have to go out there and win the game myself and with the rest of my teammates.”

The game behind him, it’s back to the drawing board with a matchup against the Buffalo Bills up ahead in Week 14.

“We’re not where we want to be at, but I think we’re close,” said Mahomes. “We’re playing a lot of good football teams really well. Winning some of those games and losing some of those games and so we’re kind of in the go zone now where we have to try to get it going through the stretch. All we can do is learn from this game and be focused on another challenge this next week coming to Arrowhead.”

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