The Kansas City Chiefs were on the brink of losing to the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round but head coach Andy Reid believed Patrick Mahomes could pull off something miraculous and save the Chiefs. With just 13 seconds left to play, the Chiefs were 36-33 down to the Bills.
The Chiefs needed to go about 45 yards down the field to give their kicker a chance to force an overtime. Mahomes completed a 19-yard pass to Tyreek Hill and then a 25-yard pass to Travis Kelce to set up a 49-yard field goal.
Kicker Harrison Butker made the field and the game went into an overtime, in which the Chiefs scored a touchdown on the first possession to progress into the AFC Championship Game. After the game, Reid was asked what he told Mahomes with 13 seconds left to play.
"When it's grim, be the Grim Reaper and go get it," Reid revealed, per ESPN.
Mahomes led the Chiefs to a win.
"He did that," Reid said. "He made everyone around him better, which he's great at, and he just does it effortlessly.
When it gets tough, he's going to be there battling." Mahomes said he will remember this game for the frst of his life. "To be in this moment in this game against that team, to make a play to walk off a game at Arrowhead, I'll remember this game for the rest of my life," Mahomes said.
"It was definitely special to win a game like this at Arrowhead. Obviously, the Super Bowl was probably number one for me, but this one is right up there. To be able to come back a couple of times, get points when we needed to get points, score touchdowns, get in field goal range, I'll remember it forever." Chiefs wide receiver Hill thinks Mahomes will be a Hall of Famer one day.
"This is definitely another step for him into the Hall of Fame," Hill said. "He had the chance to prove once again he's at the top of the [hill] when it comes to quarterbacks in this league. "He definitely doesn't flinch, especially in moments like that."