The game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles was full of surprises, but none as shocking as when star quarterback Patrick Mahomes passed the ball to a wide-open Marquez Valdes-Scantling with a potential game-winning opportunity. The ball hit off Valdes-Scantling’s chest and landed on the floor, leaving players and fans alike in disbelief. Despite this, the Chiefs ultimately lost to the Eagles 21-17.
The commentators attributed the loss to a series of mistakes made by the Chiefs players. Notably, MVS did not catch a single ball despite being targeted three times, which caught the attention of football fans around the world. This is the fifth time since 2018 that MVS has dropped a pass on a throw of more than thirty yards.
People flocked to social media to discuss the missed opportunity and its impact on the team. Suggestions for a rough patch ahead were thrown around, as well as disparaging comments about MVS’s expectations. However, some people also defended MVS and his performance, arguing that he had been playing well up until that moment and should not be judged solely based on one mistake.