Back in 1996, in the run-up to his first fight with Evander Holyfield, a reporter asked Mike Tyson whether he was concerned with Holyfield’s game plan to win.
“Everybody has a plan,” Tyson said, “until they get punched in the mouth.”
The Baltimore Ravens certainly had a plan ahead of Monday’s highly anticipated matchup against reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City. Probably a lot of them.
Then, Patrick Mahomes punched them in the mouth … or dropped a 49-yard, off-his-back-foot dime for a touchdown.
Lamar Jackson was named MVP last season. Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers are getting the early buzz this season. They are all great players, but whatever.