The reigning champs are headed back to the Super Bowl. The Kansas City Chiefs knocked off the Buffalo Bills 38-24 in the AFC Championship game on Sunday to reach the final stage. There was skepticism about whether Kansas City could keep up with the Chiefs after Patrick Mahomes suffered a concussion in the Divisional Round. Still, the Chiefs’ offense was firing on all cylinders with its franchise player under center. The Chiefs will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55.
Mahomes threw for 325 yards and three scores and made full use of both his best weapons. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill both eclipsed the century mark in receiving yards. Kelce set a playoff franchise record with 13 receptions for 118 yards and two scores. Hill didn’t score but caught nine passes and set a franchise record for receiving yards in a playoff game with 172. Mecole Hardman chipped in with a 50-yard rush and receiving touchdown on one of his two receptions. Both Darrell Williams and Clyde Edwards-Helaire found the end zone on the ground. Buffalo, on the other hand, struggled to find its rhythm on offense.
Josh Allen was bottled up for most of the game but managed to our it on in the second half by tallying 287 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, and a pick. Cole Beasley led the receiving corps with 88 yards while Stefon Diggs took a back seat and couldn't get open to make the big plays his team needed. Buffalo’s lack of a running game and inability to slow down Kansas City led to its downfall.