Andy Reid inspired Patrick Mahomes before 13-second drive by telling him to ‘be the grim reaper’

The Chiefs’ 13-second drive against the Bills in Sunday’s divisional playoff game will go down in history.

Patrick Mahomes took Kansas City from his own 25-yard line to Buffalo’s 31 in 10 seconds, and Harrison Butker’s 49-yard field goal sent the game into overtime. The Chiefs then won the toss and scored a touchdown on their opening drive to win 42-36, sending them to next week’s AFC Championship game against the Bengals.

So what inspired Mahomes to have one of the most impactful drives of his career? A few words from Chiefs coach Andy Reid.

After the game, Reid was asked what kind of advice he gave Mahomes before his quarterback took the field to try to tie the game. His answer did not disappoint.

“When it’s dark, be the angel of death,” Reid said.

Well, Mahomes did exactly that. In 13 seconds, Mahomes broke the Bills’ hearts for the second year in a row. Last year, the Chiefs beat the Bills for the AFC Championship.

Bills coach Sean McDermott was asked about Mahomes after the game and how the Chiefs quarterback remains the toughest hurdle for his team to overcome each season.

“That is the reality of the situation,” McDermott said in his post-match press conference. “We have to keep working to beat him. That’s what great players do, make big plays in big moments in big games.”

Mahomes and the Chiefs will play their fourth straight AFC Championship on Sunday when they host Cincinnati.