There's a lot of reasons to go around, but here are the five biggest points of frustration for the Chiefs from a heartbreaking AFC Championship Game. But I think the great thing is we trust in what we believe.
While there is still disappointment surrounding the Kansas City Chiefs following their AFC Championship loss to the New England Patriots, the future is bright, especially after an MVP-type season from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Cowboys defensive backs coach Kris Richard, a former Seahawks defensive coordinator who was recently interviewed for head coaching jobs, also could be considered.
Josh Gordon had an emotional reaction to the Patriots beating the Chiefs on Sunday night.
On Tuesday, the team announced defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has been fired.
Mahomes led the Chiefs to a touchdown in the third quarter and three more in the fourth, including a drive that Damien Williams capped with a short plunge for a 28-24 lead with 1:29 left in the game.
Mahomes and the Chiefs came out swinging in the second half, going on a quick drive down the field to put up a touchdown and slow down the momentum of the Patriots. Kansas City's defensive line had enough talent with edge-rusher Justin Houston and Dee Ford, and interior eliminator Chris Jones, to lead the National Football League in regular-season sacks with 52. Both games were decided in overtime.
The Patriots then won the coin toss to start overtime.
"I don't think we've ever needed the Patriots at home in a playoff game", Jeff Stoneback, a sportsbook director at the Mirage, said.
Back came the Patriots, who in their eighth consecutive conference championship game showed no sign of nerves. The call negated an interception by Charvarius Ward that could have iced the game and sent Kansas City to Super Bowl LIII.
Brady had three straight completions to move New England to the 41-yard line and followed this with a 23-yard pass to Troy Brown.