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Patrick Mahomes Throws First Interception of Season After Bizarre Referee Decision

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - OCTOBER 13: Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes #15 react to a call during the first half against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Patrick Mahomes had a stellar start to his day, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 17-9 lead over the Houston Texans, and was just about to extend that lead when his pass into the end zone was intercepted by Tashaun Gipson, Sr.

If it seemed like a strange throw for Mahomes' standards and that something fishy had to have happened on the other end, someone on the field thought so too, because a flag was on the field after the play. It seemed as though the pick would be negated, and Mahomes would have a reprieve for his rare poor decision.

However, officials picked the flag up and the play stood, leaving fans at Arrowhead Stadium understandably confused and upset.

Perhaps part of the "confusion" stemmed from the fact that the normally-reliable Patrick Mahomes had thrown an interception in the first place.