Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs continue their march to greatness in the NFL, and the 2022 season was no exception. It was quite a challenge to narrow down a list of their great matches from 2022, but we finally managed to pick the best ones.
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Without further ado, here are the five best Kansas City Chiefs matches in 2022 in chronological order.
Buffalo Bills at Chiefs on Week 6
The last time anyone saw this matchup was during the AFC playoffs. That game was also played at Arrowhead Stadium, and spectators within and outside the stadium witnessed a breathtaking exchange of passes and points. The Chiefs ultimately won that game in overtime, with a final score of 42−36.
With that kind of feat, viewers expected another exciting game on Week 6. The setup was all there?the Bills were revisiting Arrowhead Stadium to try and see if they could snag a win this time. And win they did; although it wasn’t quite the back-and-forth scoring that fans saw previously, it was still a great game. The Bills won 24−20 this time.
Los Angeles Rams at Chiefs on Week 12
It’s not very often that you see a scoreline of 54−51. In fact, that 2018 Rams vs Chiefs game became one of the highest-scoring NFL games ever. It’s only natural for viewers to have expected another game of that caliber for their next meeting, especially when the winners of Super Bowl LVI were the ones visiting Arrowhead Stadium.
Sadly, the game didn’t become another shootout. It didn’t help that their star quarterback, Matthew Stafford, wasn’t there to play due to a concussion.
The highlight, however, should be on the Chief’s defense. They managed to keep the Rams to 10 points, which no doubt frustrated the latter. Even though Mahomes had an interception, the Chiefs’ defense was there to cover for him, eventually ending the game at 26−10.
Chiefs at Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Week 4
Mahomes, like the rest of the Chiefs’ fan base, must have been nervous about this matchup. The last time they faced Tom Brady’s Buccaneers, they lost to Brady 31−9 in Super Bowl LV. That’s the kind of defeat you don’t forget and the kind of rematch you look forward to.
The Chiefs had the same idea as well, after they won 41−31 against the Bucs. Tom Brady, as usual, displayed the skill that earned him his numerous Super Bowl rings, but it wasn’t enough to halt his opponents’ drive to win. It wasn’t an easy game for either side, but the Chiefs wanted this win more, especially on their opponent’s home turf.
Chiefs at Cincinnati Bengals on Week 13
The Chiefs went to Paycor Stadium to see if they could break their unlucky streak of 3-point losses against the Bengals. Their past two matches had ended with the Bengals winning over the Chiefs by just three points; you could argue that both games were close.
The game started out promising, with the third quarter ending as the Chiefs led the Bengals 24−17. But any Chiefs fan who thought the game was in the bag was sorely wrong; the Bengals rallied back to prevent their visitors from scoring, all while earning 10 points themselves. For the third time in a row, the Bengals won by three points.
Will the Chiefs ever overcome this frustrating rival?
Bengals at Chiefs for AFC Championship Game
The fourth game’s the charm, right? With an AFC Championship title on the line, the onus was on the Chiefs to finally stop this ongoing three-point deficit against the Bengals. They played at Arrowhead Stadium, too, so they had a home advantage, so to speak.
It seems a Championship game was the push the Chiefs needed to break their frustrating streak; they won against their visitors, 23−20. It was a close and hard-fought battle, with Mahomes suffering from a sprained ankle. He couldn’t even make his signature passes because his wide receivers were injured.
Nevertheless, the Chiefs persevered, and they won against the Bengals by three points. They never had a comfortable quarter; they always had the Bengals at their tail. What a way to turn the tables.