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Patrick Mahomes paid the ultimate respect to Josh Allen after the Chiefs and Bills played an epic thriller to be decided in overtime.
Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen were to give NFL fans incredible games in the years to come as two of the league’s most talented quarterbacks.
The two also seem to respect each other a lot, which should only make the rivalry between them all the better.
Mahomes showed his respect for his opponent with the Bills after the Chiefs achieved a miraculous overtime victory.
As the festivities at Arrowhead Stadium kicked off, Mahomes ran in search of Allen to get a hug after the match.
Patrick Mahomes showed Josh Allen immense respect after the Chiefs-Bills
Mahomes stopped celebrating and ran the entire length of the field just to find Josh Allen ❤️💪 @brgridiron
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 24, 2022
When CBS interviewed Mahomes on the field, he gave Allen credit for playing so well.
Rivalry with evil blood can give lots of sparks, but two young stars in the game showing that kind of sportsmanship are great for the game. Mahomes and Allen can be role models for how to deal with opponents, while also showing all the passion that is possible during the game.
Unfortunately, someone had to lose the hard-fought AFC Divisional Round match on Sunday. The Chiefs also eliminated the Bills from the playoffs last year, but the heartache this time around is even greater.
NFL fans will get to see Mahomes fight another bright young quarterback in Joe Burrow next week in the AFC Championship Game.
As for Allen, he will have to go home disappointed and hopefully more motivated to get the Chiefs back in next season’s playoffs.