Patrick Mahomes reveals Andy Reid banned Chiefs from watching Rihannas

Patrick Mahomes reveals Andy Reid banned Chiefs from watching Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime show – Chron

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid threatened to bench his players if they watched Rihanna’s halftime show in the Super Bowl, quarterback Patrick Mahomes revealed.

The Chiefs bounced back from a ten-point deficit in the second half and beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 at Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, but their comeback wasn’t seemingly inspired by the pop sensation’s performance.

The Barbadian star’s spectacular halftime show drew a whopping 118.7million viewers across TV and digital platforms, but Mahomes and company were not among them.

Coach Reid prohibited his players from interrupting his halftime chat to return to the field and watch the show.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Mahomes said, “Coach Reid told us he said, ‘If you go out to watch the performance, you just keep going because you’re not playing the rest of the game.’

Andy Reid Banned His Chiefs From Watching Rihanna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

Though he may not have been able to witness it firsthand, Mahomes added that he had been told it was “awesome.”

Rather than watch the show, the NFL and Super Bowl MVP held back from treating his ankle to address the Chiefs in an impassioned speech.

“We were just challenging each other man to keep everything out there and I don’t want to say we played tight in the first half but you didn’t see the same joy we play with,” Mahomes said on Monday. “And I just wanted the guys to know that everything we’ve worked for is for this moment.”

It’s not uncommon for players to drop the halftime call to watch the big Super Bowl show.

Last year, Cincinnati Bengals kicker Evan McPherson was spotted on the sidelines watching the epic performance of Dr. Dre, Snoop and Eminem instead of being back in the dressing room.

He was later reportedly slammed for it by a coach, and the Bengals suffered a 23-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

And Reid’s ban on his players paid off as Mahomes led them to a comeback despite his serious ankle injury.

The score was 35-35 in the final minutes of the game when Eagles cornerback James Bradberry was tagged for saving JuJu Smith-Schuster, giving the Chiefs a crucial first down that propelled them to Super Bowl glory.

Rihanna performed in front of around 68,000 football fans at State Farm Stadium. Rihanna’s halftime show was the second-most-watched of all time, with an average audience of 118 million viewers. Its players paid off as the star quarterback led the Chiefs to a comeback

With a 35-35 tie, the Chiefs bled down the clock for Harrison Butker to step up and score the winning field goal and break hearts all over Philadelphia.

Mahomes was the star of the show at State Farm Stadium in Arizona on Sunday night, helping his team to a win over the Philadelphia Eagles to earn his second Lombardi and second MVP award.

The win, of course, sparked wild celebrations on the field, but many had wondered what exactly the victorious players did after leaving the field, and one-two Mahomes was happy to cover the lid with late-night TV during his performance in Los Angeles to open host Kimmel.

“We started with a nice party at the hotel, the Chainsmokers came through, DJ Khaled came through, you can’t beat this man – that’s every genre of music you need right there,” he explained.

“We also had a little after party afterwards, you just bring the boys together man to celebrate. I have a day off to rest and then the parade on Wednesday. Chiefs Kingdom, see you there.”

When asked who the “most valuable player” on the roster was, Mahomes was quick to name one man: Travis Kelce.

Considering the game ended late in Arizona and Mahomes then headed to the after-parties before being spotted at Disneyland with his family, many have wondered how much sleep the star quarterback managed to get.

Incredibly, he explained that he hasn’t gone to bed since playing the game, instead taking a quick nap in the car between Disneyland and Kimmel’s ABC show.

The 27-year-old struggled through the pain after aggravating an ankle injury in the second quarter. Harrison Butker scored the decisive field goal just eight seconds before the end. Instead of flying back with his teammates, Mahomes went to Disneyland with his family

Much of the discussion ahead of Sunday’s season finale revolved around Mahomes’ health, as he sustained an ankle injury in the Chiefs’ previous game.

He landed a big goal in the first half and limped off the field, but managed to bounce back stronger in the second half to close a 10-point deficit and further cement himself among the game’s greatest players.

“The ankle put a hiccup in the game plan, but we were able to come through and become Super Bowl champions,” he explained, before adding, “I’m ready to play a game today if we have to.” It feels good.’

“It was a bad moment because we also lost the momentum of the game,” he said. “The pain shot through my whole leg and I knew it was going to hurt to the end.

“Luckily we had that long half and I was able to get some help.

“Oh, I wanted to come back. You work all year to play this game. I knew it was going to hurt, but it was just a little like “think right”. ‘