Patrick Mahomes Encouraged Joe Burrow With a Heartwarming Message Ahead of Super Bowl 56: ‘Go Win It All’

The Kansas City Chiefs fell victim to Joe Burrow and the surging Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game to prevent a third straight Super Bowl appearance. Patrick Mahomes and Eric Bieniemy’s offense went cold in the second half, and Burrow and the Bengals did just the opposite.

The Mahomes-Burrow showdown was a good one, and it took an overtime interception for the Bengals to get into position to win the game on yet another Evan McPherson kick. After the ball sailed through the uprights, Mahomes gave Burrow a bit more encouragement — although he doesn’t seem to need it.

The Bengals end the Chiefs’ quest for a third straight Super Bowl

The Chiefs looked to control the game after jumping out to a 21-3 lead in the first half. The Bengals scored a touchdown, and they prevented the Chiefs from getting into the end zone right before halftime in a sequence that ultimately ignited some Twitter beef between Eli Apple and Tyreek Hill.

The Bengals scored 14 points in the second half, and the defense shut down the potent Chiefs offense, holding it to just three points in the last two-plus quarters of the game.

The young, streaking Bengals sent home the juggernaut Chiefs and beat them for the second time this season as they continue to show why they are one of the most dangerous young teams in the NFL.

Mahomes and Burrow met at midfield after the game ended, and the Chiefs quarterback gave the Bengals’ young superstar even more encouragement ahead of Super Bowl 56.

Patrick Mahomes wants Joe Burrow to go win that Lombardi Trophy

Patrick Mahomes gave Joe Burrow some encouragement.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow hug at midfield after the AFC Championship game | Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After McPherson’s game-winner, Mahomes was on a mission to find Burrow, and the two shared a pretty neat embrace.

The Chiefs quarterback — who is no stranger to winning the AFC — gave Burrow a heartwarming message of encouragement.

“Go win it all.”

It hurts to lose, especially when you make two straight Super Bowls, but Mahomes knows how special of a player Burrow is and wants him to capture the Lombardi Trophy.

Now, the Bengals prepare for Super Bowl 56 and the Chiefs end their season pondering what could have been with a sour taste on their tongues. Mahomes took the blame after a disappointing second half against the Bengals, although the Chiefs should have no problem returning to the playoffs for the next few seasons, at least.

Can Joe Burrow and the Bengals fulfill Mahomes’ request and win the Super Bowl against the Rams?

After the Bengals punched their ticket, they watched the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams battle it out. Matthew Stafford and the Rams came away with the victory and are set to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium, although technically as the road team.

Rams-Bengals is not what anybody expected when the 2021 NFL season began, yet here we are. The Rams went all-in to make a Super Bowl run, and the Bengals are reaching the Big Game in Burrow’s second season in the league.

Can Cincinnati break the city’s curse and bring a championship back home? Burrow has looked cool, calm, and poised during the playoff stretch and hasn’t wavered. McPherson keeps making clutch kick after clutch kick, and the Bengals defense just shut down the Chiefs in the second half of the AFC Championship Game.

The Rams have a ton of weapons on both sides of the ball, but don’t count out the Bengals, especially given the way Burrow is playing as of late.

Can Burrow fulfill Mahomes’ request to win the whole thing?

The answer will come on Feb. 13.

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