"I'm out here so we can start the comeback in the second half," he told viewers in footage he posted on Twitter that he had left the stadium.
As it turned out, the Chiefs didn't even wait until the second half after falling 24 points early in the second quarter. In an unprecedented barrage led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City scored four touchdowns, leading 28:24 at halftime. The team continued to flow in the second half and withdrew from Houston with a 51:31 win.
Meanwhile, Penn returned to his nearby residence to see the rest of the game. Mahomes was even asked about it after the victory, and his advice Penn said, "Watch the next game at home."
Penn has based his superstition on recent history, according to Yahoo Sports: he was overtime in last year's AFC championship game at the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017, the Tennessee Titans in 2018 and, worst of all, the New England Patriots.
Penn had missed the Chiefs' home game against the Indianapolis Colts the week before this brutal defeat a year ago. The result of this competition? An easy win for Kansas City and the emergence of a personal belief that would reach full karmic potency on Sunday.
When the Texans took a 14-0 lead and made a mistake on the Chief's Tyreek Hill near his team's end zone, Penn told Arrowhead that if Houston had three touchdowns, he would go. Some on Twitter, who already knew about his defeat at the stadium, also encouraged him to leave.
"The people were in my mentions," the 31-year-old told Yahoo Sports. "How," Get yourself out of the stadium! At the moment! "You swear I'm the only curse."
When his video spread on Twitter, some asked if he really left the game or just shot the footage on the way to a stadium pool. "I'm in the crib, dawg!" Penn tweeted to a skeptic who attaches a photo showing himself at home.
There was less doubt whether he had ever played the game since Penn had already tweeted photos that showed him There, In response to offers to cover his ticket costs, he released his account handles for Venmo and Cash App and told Yahoo Sports that other fans covered more than just his costs.
Not surprisingly, Penn is not planning to buy a ticket to the AFC championship game next week in which the Chiefs will host the Tennessee Titans. "I promise," he said told Twitter users who may have been worried about his unlucky presence at Arrowhead with a trip to the Super Bowl.
Mahomes, who had thrown five touchdown passes, four of which set a second-quarter record in the second quarter set by the Washington Redskins Doug Williams in Super Bowl XXII, had another message for Penn after the game.
Mahomes, the victim's passionate fan tweeted with a laughing emoji: "Guess you are doing what was best for the kingdom!"