Patrick Mahomes Delivers Intriguing Message to Ja’Marr Chase After Chiefs Stunning Loss to Bengals: ‘We’ll See You in the Playoffs’

The Kansas City Chiefs and Cincinnati Bengals engaged in the game of the week in Week 17. Patrick Mahomes against Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase against Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, and two AFC playoff teams trying to build momentum before the postseason kicks off.

It was all Chase and Burrow as the Bengals defeated the Chiefs to snag the AFC North title. After the game, Mahomes praised Chase while also giving him an intriguing message about a potential playoff rematch.

Ja’Marr Chase and Joe Burrow delivered against the Chiefs in Week 17

Yes, these are actual stats from Week 17.

Chase exploded for 266 yards and three scores while Burrow threw for four touchdowns as the Bengals defeated the Chiefs in Ohio.

Chase broke numerous marks with that performance, including topping Justin Jefferson’s record from 2020 for most receiving yards by a rookie in a single season.

The Bengals not only claimed the AFC North crown, but they showed the rest of the NFL that they are a force to reckon with this year and moving forward. It was a 34-31 final thanks to an Evan McPherson game-winning field goal.

After the game, Chase and Mahomes met up, and the Chiefs superstar delivered a bit of intrigue that everybody wants to see.

Patrick Mahomes gave an interesting message to Ja’Marr Chase

First off, Chase had more yards receiving than Mahomes had through the air in the game, and the Bengals rookie was shocked to find out the answer during this hilarious postgame interview.

But, what Mahomes said to Chase is interesting, and it is a huge possibility as well.

Oh man, would that be fun?

Chiefs-Bengals once again with everything on the line, except this time it would most likely be in Arrowhead. There is a path to this scenario, and one can only imagine a playoff atmosphere between these teams.

While Mahomes and the Chiefs are the present, Chase, Burrow, and the Bengals are quickly proving that they are the future of the NFL.

The Chiefs and Bengals can possibly meet in the playoffs

Bengals WR Ja'Marr Chase and Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes.
Ja’Marr Chase and Patrick Mahomes | Dylan Buell/ Getty Images

As Mahomes chatted with Chase after the game, the wheels spun. Can the Chiefs and Bengals meet up in the AFC playoffs?

Well, there is a way, and if the season ended today, they could meet in the Divisional Round.


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Of course, Week 18 still needs to be played. The Chiefs can capture the top seed in the AFC, but so can the Bengals, New England Patriots, and the Tennessee Titans.

Many things can and probably will change in the final week of the regular season. Nonetheless, there is a possibility that the Chiefs and Bengals meet in the postseason.

After the entertaining showing in Week 17, you can bet that a lot of people want to see these teams face off again.

Get ready. It is going to be a wild ending to the NFL regular season.

Stats Courtesy of Pro Football Reference