The cohesiveness with this Bengals team off the field was a key reason it won 10 games straight and went back trip the AFC championship game for a second consecutive year. There’s a lot of important decisions to be made over the next few months for the Bengals, starting with the negotiations of quarterback Joe Burrow’s next contract.
But that ankle! During and after the game, it was business as usual for Kelce and Mahomes.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will meet, and they won’t be hurting for storylines over the next two weeks. The Chiefs and Eagles were two of the best in this area, with Philadelphia totaling 12.5 yards per completion, second only to the Miami Dolphins this year.
(CNN) — The Kansas City Chiefs are advancing to Super Bowl LVII following a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City got out to a 6-0 lead after two field goals and before halftime, Mahomes found his favorite target — tight end Travis Kelce for a touchdown to take a 13-3 lead.
"Any play that people feel like was left out there, you’re going to take it hard. Frank Clark was the first to bring Burrow down on the game's fifth play, forcing the Bengals to punt.
Jones recorded two sacks and three tackles for loss, and Kansas City’s defensive line especially made Burrow look uncomfortable the first two drives of the game, when the Bengals managed one first down and had minus-10 net yards and three of the five sacks. “I didn’t think we did that overall as good as we wanted to coming in.”
Burrow finished with 270 yards passing and a touchdown, though the two picks were costly. "Any play that people feel like was left out there, you’re going to take it hard.
Burrow (26-of-41 passing, 270 yards, one TD, two INTs, 30 yards rushing) made his share of clutch passes and runs. Patrick Mahomes takes jab at Joe Burrow, Bengals after win
Kansas City fended off a Cincinnati rally to win 23-20 Sunday night at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in the rematch of last season's AFC Championship Game with a 43-yard field goal by place kicker Harrison Butker in the final seconds, punching its ticket to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona. Kansas City All-Pro defensive tackle Chris Jones, who had arguably the best game of his career (two sacks, five quarterback hits, three tackles for loss), sacked Burrow to end the Bengals' potential game-winning drive with 44 seconds left.
The Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl for the third time in four seasons. It didn't appear to bother him on Kansas City's opening drive, however, as he made a grab and fought for 16 yards on the Chiefs' third play of the game.