Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Faces Fan Uproar After Contentious Holding Call Involving Jets’ Sauce Gardner

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the New York Jets in the Sunday clash 23-20. It was a spectacle to behold as Taylor Swift joined the event at MetLife Stadium with a squad of A-list Hollywood celebrities, including friends Blake Lively and Sophie Turner, who were joined by Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds. The pop star’s presence to support Travis Kelce is not the only thing fans are talking about after the game.

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It was not a walk in the park for the Chiefs, as the game’s fate was decided in the last few minutes when Patrick Mahomes called for the holding involving Sauce Gardner. At first, the game did not look like a close encounter. Mahomes gave the Chiefs a perfect start by securing a touchdown and overcoming two interceptions in the first quarter. So, what’s the fuss about?

Gardner calls out Mahomes and the decision


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Controversial decisions in the world of football are not a new thing. But things get serious if it involves giving penalties in the deciding hour of the game. According to Gardner, this happened in Sunday’s game as well. He called out Mahomes on his take on the ‘neck holding.

After Sunday’s game, Taylor Swift is not the only thing the NFL community is talking about. The fans spent their whole Monday discussing whether that penalty should have been given. A football fan page on Twitter (now X) has shared a Mahomes interview clip after the game and his take on the penalty. He said, “grabbing the neck at 15 yards” in no uncertain terms.

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This doesn’t sit well with the fans, who are saying that the referee made the move only because the Kansas City Chiefs were playing. Without this debacle, the Jets may have gone on to win the game. Gardner also shared his views on Mahomes’s remarks: “It was 5 or 7 yards, not 15, and he did not grab the neck, but it was shoulder pad, which he did in his defense.


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How the Chiefs and Jets are holding up

These controversies are a part of the play. As the game is done and dusted, the only thing remaining is speculation. The Jets don’t have time to delve into this now, and Gardner should know better. His side faces the huge task of overcoming three losses and a one-win deficit. This is an uphill task for the Jets. They will face the Denver Broncos next Sunday, who have just regained their form after defeating the Bears.

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As far as the Chiefs are concerned, they seem to be cruising toward another playoff berth, riding on three back-to-back wins and receiving the only minor setback at the start of the season against the Lions. Other than Mahomes and Travis, Pacheco also is finding his groove. They will be facing the Vikings next Sunday. Who do you think will win the game? Let us know in the comments.

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