Kansas City Chiefs Advance to Super Bowl for First Time in 50 Years
The Kansas City Chiefs were down 24-0 at home last week against the Houston Texans. The Chiefs rallied to win the game by a score of 51-31. Kansas City was trailing 10-0 early in the game once again in the AFC Championship Game against the Tennessee Titans. One of the key plays in the game was the Chiefs were trailing 17-14 late in the first half, and Patrick Mahomes scored on a 27-yard touchdown run with less than 23 seconds remaining to give them a 21-17 halftime lead.
There was no scoring in the third quarter and then Kansas City pulled away in the fourth-quarter by winning this game by a score of 35-24.
Damien Williams scored on a 3-yard touchdown run to start the fourth quarter for the Kansas City Chiefs. Williams finished the game with 45 yards rushing on 17 carries and a score. He also caught five passes for 44 yards receiving.
With less than 7:44 remaining in regulation, Patrick Mahomes threw a 60-yard dagger touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins to seal the deal. Tremaine Brock Sr. was called for a defensive holding on the play and it didn’t matter.
Mahomes completed 23-of-35 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 53 yards on eight carries and a score.
Watkins caught seven passes for 114 yards receiving and a touchdown. He was the leading receiver on the day for Kansas City.
With less than 4:24 remaining in regulation, Ryan Tannehill threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Firkser. Tannehill completed 21-of-31 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 11 yards on three carries.
Firkser’s touchdown reception was his only reception in the game for Tennessee. Corey Davis was the leading receiver for the Titans in this game with five receptions for 65 yards receiving.
With 3:59 remaining in regulation, officials called Brock Sr. for pass interference on a third-and-10 play from their own 19-yard line.
Frank Clark sacked Ryan Tannehill on a fourth-down play with less than a minute remaining to officially seal the game for the Kansas City Chiefs.
With Tennessee leading 3-0 in the first-quarter, Derrick Henry scored on a 4-yard touchdown run. Henry was held to under 100 yards rushing in this game. He rushed for 69 yards on 19 carries and a score. Derrick Henry also caught two passes for -8 yards receiving. This was the first time since Week 15 that Henry did not run for 100 yards and they lost that game.
Tyreek Hill caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Patrick Mahomes later in the first quarter for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hill caught five passes for 67 yards receiving and two touchdowns. He also rushed for seven yards on one carry.
With the Tennessee Titans leading 10-7 in the second quarter, Ryan Tannehill threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Kelley.
That was his only touchdown reception in the game and he plays on the offensive line.
Hill also caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Mahomes in the second-quarter for Kansas City.
Tennessee (11-8) had a great run to the AFC Championship Game. They defeated the New England Patriots (11-6) in the Wild Card Round by a score of 20-13, they defeated the Baltimore Ravens (14-3) in the Divisional Round, and then lose in disappointment on Sunday afternoon.
The Titans will have a lot of questions moving forward. Will they re-sign Ryan Tannehill or Marcus Mariota? He rushed for five yards in the game.
Jonnu Smith caught three passes for 38 yards receiving.
A.J. Brown caught three passes for 51 yards receiving for the Tennessee Titans.
Demarcus Robinson caught two passes for 31 yards receiving for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Travis Kelce caught three passes for 30 yards receiving.
The Kansas City Chiefs (14-4) will face the San Francisco 49ers (14-3) in Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, February 2. They will be playing the game in Miami Gardens, Florida. This is the first time in 50 years that Kansas City is heading to the Super Bowl and that was the last time they won it all.
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