Morris on Chiefs loss: ‘We didn’t come here to get patted on the back’

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The Atlanta Falcons came up just short during Sunday’s 17-14 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City. Despite failing to win another close game, this was not at all similar to the Falcons’ several last-second collapses from earlier in the season.

After a tough defensive battle, Atlanta missed a field goal with just a few seconds left in the fourth quarter that would have at least sent the game to overtime. Holding Patrick Mahomes and an elite Chiefs offense to under 20 points is no easy task, though, especially considering how bad the Falcons’ defense was over the first half of the season.

Interim head coach Raheem Morris said he was proud of the team in his postgame press conference, but that he isn’t satisfied with moral victories. “We didn’t come here to get patted on the back by anybody, we came here to win the football game,” said Morris.

“Ultimately, at the end of the day, you want to win that game, and that’s the only goal that you have when you go to play these games,” Morris continued.

Check out his full postgame press conference following Atlanta’s loss to Kansas City in Week 16.

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