The confrontation of New York Jets against Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night was not only a rollercoaster, but also fueled discussions about the call “Curse of Taylor Swift” and its possible influence on the conduct of Patrick Mahomes.
Before the game, media coverage was filled with images of the pop sensation Taylor Swift surrounded by famous friends, including Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Hugh Jackman and Sophie Turner cheering on her rumored boyfriend, the tight end of Chiefs, Travis Kelce.
Has Taylor Swift’s presence put the Chiefs offense under pressure?
To open the first quarter with Chiefs leading 17-0, like that Mahomes and his team was on its way to a dominant victory.
However, the game returned in the second quarter when Mahomes he threw not one, but two interceptions.
Fans took to social media, suggesting that Mahomes there may be problems due to the pressure to perform in front of Taylor Swift.
A fan watching the game at home wrote X after his second interception it appeared that the quarterback was facing “too much pressure to make Travis look good for Taylor.” Another fan echoed the sentiment saying that Mahomes “He can’t stand playing in front of Taylor…”
Some believe that the strategy of Chiefs in the aim of Kelce perhaps too clearly, allowing the Jets defense to stifle his attempts.
One fan said: “Trying to force the ball to Kelce because of expectations won’t work lol…the whole stadium and country knows Kelce is a target, why not the defense?”
The Chiefs won again despite Mahomes’ mediocre night
Despite the problems of Mahomes managed to get the Chiefs to a tight 23-20 victory, maintaining their position on top of AFC West.
The quarterback’s performance statistics were far from the best, with a season-low 60% completion rate, 203 passing yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions, resulting in a passer rating of 63.6.
This disappointing performance raises questions about whether the “Curse of Taylor Swift” have some relation to the actions of Mahomes and the Chiefs during the game.
The next challenge to Chiefs This is an away match against Minnesota Vikings in it US Bank Stadium where fans and analysts alike will be watching closely to see if Mahomes may recover from this extraordinary performance because it was not expected quickly travel to Minneapolis.