Patrick Mahomes downplays sideline exchange with Eric Bieniemy

By , Audacy Sports

There's no there there, according to Patrick Mahomes.

After the Kansas City Chiefs were upset 20-17 by the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Mahomes was asked about what appeared to be a sideline disagreement with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy centered around whether the team should have pushed for more points before halftime.

"I pretty much just said, "Let me have a chance at it,'" Mahomes told the media after the game, per Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest. "Then he was just like, 'Let’s get back in our locker room and we’ll get something going for the next half.' I don’t know if that’s an altercation but that was the end of the conversation."

On 2nd-and-20 from their own 36 yard line, the Chiefs elected to hand the ball off to Jerick McKinnon with 20 seconds left in the second quarter, essentially waving the white flag on the first half. In the heat of the moment, that decision seemed to frustrate the former NFL MVP:

The Chiefs went into halftime tied at 14, and would only score three points in the second half, eventually being upset 20-17 by the previously winless Colts.

Even still, Andy Reid and his offensive coordinator appeared to be in agreement about how to approach the closing seconds of the first half.

"If you heard the words, that wasn’t – I don’t know how it looked to you guys but that wasn’t a confrontation at all," Reid said. "That’s not what it was."

"I thought it was just best not to do it," Reid would go on to say. "He’s a competitive kid and he wants to take advantage of every opportunity. I thought it was best just to let that ride there."

Even if Tom Brady and the offense haven't gotten going yet, Mahomes won't have an easy task trying to bounce back in Week 4, as the Chiefs face a stout Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense on Sunday Night Football.

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