Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel provided some insightful analysis that should ease the minds of Kansas City Chiefs fans entering halftime of Super Bowl 55.
This is the rare Johnny Manziel advice we should be taking.
The first half of Super Bowl 55 was one to forget for the Kansas City Chiefs. Even with the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, the Chiefs could only muster three points against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense. It certainly didn’t help that the Kansas City defense committed costly penalties that resulted in the Bucs taking a 21-6 lead at halftime.
Chiefs fans, you might not be feeling too good right about now, but it’s okay. Just read this tweet from the former Cleveland Browns quarterback, who reminds everyone the New England Patriots were down 21-3 to the Atlanta Falcons at halftime for Super Bowl 51. And we all know how that turned out.
Chiefs have also come back from large deficits in important games
Of course, Super Bowl 51 was the infamous game where the Falcons blew a 28-3 lead, allow Brady and the Patriots to fight all the back to win 34-28 in overtime to clinch their fifth Lombardi Trophy.
The Chiefs are no stranger to comebacks in important, pivotal games. Just look at the last postseason.
In the 2019 AFC Divisional Round, the Chiefs found themselves down 24-3 to the Houston Texans. An early playoff exit looked likely until Texans head coach Bill O’Brien made the mind-numbing decision to go for a fake punt in their own territory, and the Chiefs went on to win 51-31. In the AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs faced a 17-7 deficit to the Tennessee Titans and won 35-24. Then, there was Super Bowl 54, the San Francisco 49ers held a 20-10 lead in the third quarter before the Chiefs bounced back to win 31-20.
Things may look bleak now, but you can’t count out a Chiefs comeback for the ages in the second half of Super Bowl 55.