- Nixon claimed to know the Chiefs’ late play after Mahomes ‘tapped his knee’
- Nixon caught his second over-the-shoulder interception in the 27-19 upset
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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes denied that Green Bay Packers cornerback Keisean Nixon read his signal during their game on Sunday.
With five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Chiefs receivers Rashee Rice and Skyy Moore tried to confuse the Packers defense with a rub route. However, Nixon’s perfect man-marking led to an over-the-shoulder interception which played heavily into Green Bay’s win.
Post-game, Nixon said that Mahomes tapping his knee, as they studied on tape, was a signal for Kansas City to put two receivers off the ball and allow him to play flawless defense on the play.
‘I’m like, ‘Oh, I’ve seen this before.’ I knew he was going to run it, and he ran it,’ said Nixon.
‘First time I’ve checked that play in my history of playing for the Kansas City Chiefs,’ Mahomes said with a laugh on Wednesday.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes denied that Keisean Nixon read his signal on Sunday
Nixon claimed to know what play the Chiefs were executing after Mahomes ‘tapped his knee’
‘He definitely saw a signal,’ Mahomes added. ‘He did a great job, made a great play, a game-changing play.’
The Packers won the game, 27-19, as the Chiefs struggle to tie two consecutive wins in their last five games. The loss moved Kansas City to an 8-4 record while they remain on top of the AFC West.
Despite denying Nixon’s bold claim, Mahomes admitted that the Packers got a one-up on him in the costly play.
‘They got me on that one, made a big-time play and I’ll learn from it and try to be better the next time.’
The Chiefs have five games left this season and will look to go back to their wining ways against the Buffalo Bills on December 10. Mahomes continued to joke about Nixon’s claim when speaking of his takeaways from Sunday’s upset.
‘Just try to be more subtle I guess,’ Mahomes said. ‘Try to get us to the right spot where we can make a play happen.’