“The legendary Patrick Mahomes leads the Chiefs to victory at frigid Arrowhead.”

Patrick Mahomes is known for his big plays and magician-like throws from a variety of arm angles. That panache even earned the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback the nickname of “Showtime.”

But with the NFL’s No.2-ranked defense on his side and knowing the conditions — the fourth-coldest game in NFL history — Mahomes played it conservatively against the injury-plagued Miami Dolphins on Saturday night.And that was the smart approach.

“You have to. I learned that this year,” Mahomes said. “When it’s not there, you’ve got to be able to throw it underneath and punt the ball and flip the field and not be frustrated with it.”

His 23-of-41, 262-yard day in the 26-7 victory represents the third-lowest yardage total of any of his 15 career playoff starts in which he finished the game.Contrast his mantra of throwing the ball away to live and see another down to Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who threw an interception in the first quarter to give the Chiefs the ball in Miami territory and led to a Chiefs’ field goal.