Stop me if you’ve heard this before, The Kansas City Chiefs and star QB, Patrick Mahomes, are headed to the Super Bowl. The Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 38-24 in the AFC Championship game in Arrowhead Stadium to secure their second straight appearance in the Super Bowl.
All eyes were on Patrick Mahomes this week after he was in the NFL’s concussion protocol after a hit from Browns LB, Mack Wilson. Wilson tweeted his thoughts on Mahomes passing protocol and being able to play in the AFC Championship game.
The Chiefs were the first team in AFC history to host three consecutive Championship games and the crew didn’t disappoint. In true Chiefs postseason fashion, they went down early, this time 9-0. Buffalo connected on a 51 yard FG and an Allen to Knox TD from 3 yards out after a muffed punt by Mecole Hardman. After that, it was all Kansas City.
The Chiefs would go on to score 21 unanswered points with Hardman quickly redeeming himself with a 3 yard TD to bring the Chiefs to within two and then on the next drive had a 50-yard run to set up a TD run by Darrell Willams to give the Chiefs a 14-9 lead. Later on, in the second quarter, Clyde Edwards-Helaire scored from a yard out to give the Chiefs a 21-9 lead and making Bills fans feel the pain the Texans and Titans felt last postseason when facing the Chiefs.
Mahomes, who also came into the game with a turf toe injury, was spectacular per usual. He had Tony Romo gushing in the booth over how he made throws that “no one else can make”. Here is one for example…
Mahomes ended the night with 325 passing yards and 3 TDs. He now has 19 TDs and 2 INTs in his postseason career.
Mahomes and the Chiefs will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady in Super Bowl LV. The Bucs are the first team in NFL history to get to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium. Super LV will be the 5th time Mahomes and Brady will face off with each QB having two wins over the other.
In Tampa Bay, Florida on Feb 7th, the 5th matchup between the two QB’s will be for all the marbles.