Patrick Mahomes wants Chiefs to be NFL first team at 20-0
After guiding the Chiefs to their second Super Bowl appearance in his time as a Kansas City quarterback, Patrick Mahomes now has his sights set on something more ambitious.
Mahomes told Bleacher Report With the addition of the 17th game of the NFL regular season, he wants his Chiefs to be the first team to achieve a perfect 20-0, closing the regular season with their second Super Bowl ring.
The most wins in a full year – from the regular season to the playoffs – is 18 for the New England Patriots in 2007, when they went undefeated during the regular season before falling to the Giants at the Super Bowl.
“The only record I plan to break, which would be new this year, would be 20-0,” Mahomes said, according to Bleacher Report. “It’s not really a record to break, I guess you would say – 19-0 is the record right now – so being able to go 20-0 and be the first to do it would be great.”
It’s hard to run the table on a full NFL slate. Since 1932, only four teams have gone undefeated during the regular season, and only the 1972 Miami Dolphins walked away with a Super Bowl title. The 1934 Bears (13-0) and 1942 Bears (11-0) both lost in the NFL Championship and the 2007 Patriots (18-1) lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl after nearly winning the 19 games they played. .
If chances were taken for the teams to lead an unbeaten season, there is a good chance the Chiefs would be at or near the top of the list of teams most likely to do so. Kansas City had the best NFL record a season ago at 14-2 and reached the Super Bowl, falling to Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
But the Chiefs return much of the power of the stars that brought them to Tampa Bay, including Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill. However, they will face a significant challenge, as their the calendar has many tough teams – especially at the start of the season – that should pose a challenge on the way to perfection.