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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes challenges Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen to throwing contest over Madden 21 rating – syracuse.com

Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid, Josh Allen, Sean McDermott

The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV with quarterback Patrick Mahomes (far left No. 15), giving coach Andy Reid his first championship. Bills coach Sean McDermott and quarterback Josh Allen (right) will try and work their way to the same game next season.

If Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen challenge each other to throw-offs enough perhaps it will finally happen.

Mahomes threw out the latest challenge on a SportsCenter Madden NFL 21 special after being asked about trailing the Buffalo Bills QB in throw power. The EA Sports game gave Allen a 99 rating while Mahomes was given a 97. Mahomes acknowledged Allen’s strong arm, but once again proposed a throw-off to settle the argument once and for all.

“Dude, obviously Josh has an extremely strong arm, but I’ve yet to see someone have a stronger arm than me,” Mahomes said. “Maybe we can line up… I know we talked about maybe having a throw-off and then we can prove who really has the strongest arm.”

When asked if he would win, Mahomes said he was confident in his ability to throw the ball at least 80-85 yards.

“I have the ultimate belief in myself. I mean he does have a strong arm, but if I put it out there like 80-85 yards… If he beats that he beats it.”

Mahomes and Allen have talked about a potential throwing contest since last season.

Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take asked Allen in February of 2019 who could throw a ball further. The quarterback simply responded, “We can find out.”

Mahomes was quick to respond in 2019. Much like he said on Friday night, Mahomes believes it would take a throw of at least 85 yards to defeat him.

“Josh is a great dude but no one that I’ve known has been able to throw a ball farther than me,” Mahomes said on a potential throw-off in 2019. “I’ve never seen Josh throw in person but maybe next offseason we can set something up (to see who can throw further). Hopefully I can get him to come down to Kansas City, and we can do something for charity. It’s going to take at least 85 yards to win (the throw-off).”

A throw-off in-season is unlikely, but Bills and Chiefs fans will be able to see the two quarterback duel this season when Buffalo hosts Kansas City on Thursday Night Football on October 15.

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Chiefs’ Mahomes and Kelce having a ball at celebrity golf tournament – Arrowhead Pride

Two Kansas City Chiefs players are participating in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament this weekend: quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce. Held in on the shores of Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, the event normally draws tens of thousands of spectators, but is being played without them due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The tournament uses a modified scoring system where points are awarded for different scores on each hole. A par gets one point, a birdie gets three and an eagle gets six, while a bogey is awarded none and a double bogey subtracts two.

After the first round, former Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Kyle Williams leads the tournament with 25 points after shooting a 70 in the first round. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is in second place with 20 points. Mahomes and Kelce are way behind after shooting 88 and 90 respectively, which gave each a score of -3 on the opening day.

But they are clearly having fun!

All that’s missing from that celebration is Mahomes counting the distance of the putt on his fingers.

Travis Kelce, for eagle, followed by a chest bump celebration (without pads) with Mahomes. They’re having fun. The beer probably helps. pic.twitter.com/s7bMjK5NLr

— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) July 10, 2020

After an eagle, why wouldn’t there be a chest bump?

The beer clearly helped on that celebration!

The tournament will continue on Saturday and Sunday. On both days, it will be broadcast on NBC-TV (KSHB/41 in Kansas City) beginning at 2 p.m. Arrowhead Time, with a rebroadcast on The Golf Channel at 9 p.m. It may also be streamed at NBCSports.com.

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