After a 50-year drought, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs will return to the Tremendous Bowl after taking down the Tennessee Titans on Sunday within the AFC championship sport, 35-24.
For the second week in a row, the Chiefs overcame an early double-digit deficit after the underdog Titans received out to an early begin within the first quarter. Operating again Derrick Henry rushed for a landing after the group transformed a gutsy fourth-and-two play earlier within the drive.
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However quarterback Patrick Mahomes placed on a Tremendous Bowl-worthy efficiency in entrance of a house crowd at Arrowhead Stadium, with two passing touchdowns and a 27-yard dashing landing, the longest such of his profession, within the first half. By halftime, the Chiefs had been main 21-17.
And so they didn’t look again after that.
Mahomes and the offense tacked on one other two touchdowns within the fourth quarter after a scoreless third, solidifying their place in Tremendous Bowl LIV and avoiding a second 12 months in a row of heartbreak within the AFC title sport.
However the sport was a actuality examine for the sixth-seed Titans, a group that had electrical momentum after an sudden playoff run during which it knocked out two heavy favorites, the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens.
The Chiefs will play both the San Francisco 49ers or the Inexperienced Bay Packers within the Tremendous Bowl on Feb. 2, in Miami. The second-seed Packers will play the first-seed 49ers within the Bay Space for the NFC championship title on Sunday night.
The Chiefs have solely appeared in a single Tremendous Bowl, in January 1970, when the American Soccer League and the Nationwide Soccer League had been nonetheless within the midst of merging their operations. The AFL Chiefs received that matchup towards the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, 23-7.
Since then, Kansas Metropolis has made a number of playoff appearances, typically tapering off within the wild card and divisional rounds. Final 12 months, the Chiefs misplaced to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots within the AFC title sport, and the Patriots went on to win the Tremendous Bowl.