Patrick Mahomes is already NFL royalty at 27. The Chiefs quarterback is headed to his third Super Bowl in five seasons as a starter, and he’s just one of 12 quarterbacks in league history with at least 10 playoff wins..
Mahomes consistently delivers in January, but what about February? He has accomplished more than most quarterbacks can dream of at such a young age, but his Super Bowl history is missing a dominant performance.
While Mahomes’ numbers in the playoffs are as impressive as his regular-season numbers, his worst two playoff performances according to passer rating both came in the Super Bowl.
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As Mahomes prepares to face the Eagles in Super Bowl 57 and capture a second championship, here is a look at his stats from his previous two trips to the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl 54: Chiefs 31, 49ers 20
Mahomes came out of his first Super Bowl with a championship and a Super Bowl MVP award. At the end of the day, that’s all that matters. Those who watched the game know it didn’t come easy.
Mahomes finished 26 for 42 for 286 yards, three total touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) and two interceptions in the win, but he battled turnover issues before leading a fourth-quarter comeback.
Mahomes threw a pass right to 49ers linebacker Fred Warner with the Chiefs trailing 13-10, and his fourth-quarter interception with KC trailing 20-10 nearly buried his team. Tyreek Hill probably should have come up with the ball, but the pass was also behind him.
Mahomes found a higher gear after that, leading the Chiefs to 21 points in less than a quarter in a perfect encapsulation of Kansas City’s explosive ability on offense. The effort was enough to earn Mahomes a Super Bowl MVP award.
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Super Bowl 55: Buccaneers 31, Chiefs 9
Super Bowl 55 was a much different story for Mahomes.
He finished 26 for 49 for 270 yards and two interceptions, failing to throw a touchdown pass in a playoff game for the first time since his playoff debut.
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Mahomes wasn’t all to blame for the loss. His offensive line, which lost tackle Eric Fisher two weeks earlier, struggled mightily against Tampa Bay’s front seven, forcing Mahomes to make desperation throws and scramble frequently.
Still, it was a performance he’d like to forget. Mahomes figures to have much better protection in Super Bowl 57 after the unit was overhauled in 2021.
Patrick Mahomes Super Bowl stats
Mahomes’ interceptions will be storyline on Super Bowl Sunday. He likely can’t afford another turnover-filled day against a loaded Eagles team that forced 27 turnovers in the regular season, tied for fourth-most in the NFL.
Mahomes has thrown only one interception across his last six starts dating to the regular season.