Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes ‘anticipating a battle’ towards Steelers in wild-card spherical


Patrick Mahomes isn’t taking the bait. 

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback was requested by reporters Wednesday about the potential for ending Ben Roethlisberger’s season – and most definitely profession – with a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, however Mahomes stated he is aware of will probably be a “problem.” 

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“He’s an all-time nice quarterback that’s going to be within the Corridor of Fame at some point, however he’s nonetheless taking part in nice soccer proper now,” he stated, through ProFotballTalk. “If you happen to take a look at the big-time throws he’s made to maintain their season alive, we all know it’s going to be an awesome problem for us. Not simply him, however that complete group.” 

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger greets followers after the Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns, 26-14, on Jan. 3, 2022, in Pittsburgh.
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He continued: “They’ve an angle about them, a mindset they play with so we’re not taking them calmly in any respect. They’re a group that’s beat quite a lot of good soccer groups and so to get to play towards Massive Ben is an honor for me. He’s an awesome soccer participant.”

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The identical day, Roethlisberger appeared to completely embrace the Steelers’ underdog standing. 

“I might assume, as a bunch, you perceive that we in all probability aren’t presupposed to be right here” he stated. “We in all probability will not be an excellent soccer group. Out of 14 groups I feel are in, we’re in all probability quantity 14. We’re double-digit underdogs within the playoffs. So, let’s simply go play, have enjoyable and see what occurs.”

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger leads the Steelers against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 8, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger leads the Steelers towards the Chicago Bears on Nov. 8, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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He added: “We do not have an opportunity, so let’s simply go play and have enjoyable.” 

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The final time these two groups met, it wasn’t even shut however Roethlisberger might be taking part in thoughts video games. However Mahomes isn’t shopping for it. 

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes slips past Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Taco Charlton on Dec. 26, 2021, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes slips previous Pittsburgh Steelers defensive finish Taco Charlton on Dec. 26, 2021, in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
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“They’ve quite a lot of actually good coaches over there, they’ve quite a lot of actually good gamers and so they’ve performed in playoff video games,” Mahomes stated. “They perceive methods to change stuff up, they perceive to return to what they’re nice at. So, we’re anticipating a battle.”

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