The KC Chiefs defeated the Texans on Sunday and now will host the AFC Championship game for the second consecutive season. Who were the winners and losers in their 51-31 victory over Houston?
I won’t lie to you, Chiefs Kingdom… When it was 24-0 early on in the second quarter, I wasn’t feel too great about the Kansas City Chiefs‘ chances of advancing to the AFC title game. Once they crawled back and made it 24-14, I started to feel better. Then, before I knew it, it was 28-24 headed into the half and was all Chiefs from then on.
At the end of the game, the Chiefs scored 51 points while allowing 31 points (24 of those were within the first what, 18 minutes of the game?) and tallying 434 total yards of offense. They wouldn’t let the Texans bury them early on when it seemed hopeless and they never relinquished the lead once they had it. Past Chiefs teams might not have done what this team did on Sunday.
So, without further ado, let’s get to our first “winners and losers” of 2020!
WINNER: TRAVIS KELCE
Despite a lingering injury throughout the week, Travis Kelce came to play on Sunday. He finished the afternoon with ten receptions for 134 yards and three (count ’em – THREE) touchdowns and even though he had some critical drops, he more than made up for them down the stretch.
Something I really loved about Kelce in this game was even when the Chiefs were down by a considerable amount in the first half, whenever he got a key first down, he’d still roar and try to fire up the crowd. That was cool to see because it’d have been easy for him to be frustrated by that point.
It was great to see Kelce out there doing his thing and hopefully he’s healthy enough to make just as big of an impact next week against the Titans because KC will need him.