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Chiefs QB Mahomes ‘fine now’ after brutal sack vs. the Titans

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes says he is “fine now” after being knocked out of the game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

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Oct 24, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA;  Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) lays on the ground after taking a hit against the Tennessee Titans during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was pulled in the fourth quarter of their 27-3 loss against the Titans after a brutal sack by Denico Autrey that ended with him taking a hit to the head with 8:19 to go. The thigh of Titan Jeffery Simmons accidentally hit the head of the quarterback as he was falling down.

Mahomes was able to clear the concussion protocol of the NFL, but Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he decided not to put the star quarterback back in the game. Chad Henne was called in to take his place.

Mahomes says he is okay

The 26-year-old said he was “fine now” after the game.

“You get hit pretty hard, sometimes you just want to lay there, and plus it was fourth down. I knew the games at the end there, so it was a disappointing day and a disappointing way to end it.”

The former NFL MVP appeared woozy after the fall. His teammates helped him go to the sideline, then was in the blue medical tent for some time.

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One of Mahomes' worst showings

Mahomes finished the game completing 20 of 35 attempts for 206 yards, with an interception and a lost fumble, and was sacked four times for a loss of 31 yards. He also ended with the lowest passer rating of his career at 62.3. It was the first time he had a regular-season game with no touchdown. All in all, one of his poorest performances so far.

If the first-team All-Pro misses action in the future, Henne is expected to start in his place.

The Chiefs now sit at the bottom of the AFC West rankings, tied with the Denver Broncos at 3-4.

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