The KC Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl for the second straight year! They defeated the Bills in the AFC Championship Game by a score of 38 to 24.
There hasn’t been a back-to-back Super Bowl champion since the Patriots did it in 2003 and 2004, and the Kansas City Chiefs are looking to be the first time to do it since that 04 Patriots team. They’ve checked off all the boxes so far, losing just two games in the regular season (really just one) and marching through the playoffs.
All that stands between the Chiefs and their ultimate goal if running it back is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Normally, this would just be another rare AFC vs NFC matchup, but this matchup will come against a familiar foe in Tom Brady, who signed with the Buccaneers this offseason and led them to the Super Bowl in his first year there.
The Chiefs and Bucs played in Week 12 with KC winning it 27-24. That was the game where Tyreek Hill exploded in the first quarter for over 200 yards and backflipped into the end zone for his second touchdown.
But first, more on the win over Buffalo.
The KC Chiefs played well against a high-powered Bills team that looked like this season was going their way.
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This matchup was an exciting one, but despite trailing 9-0 in the first quarter, the Chiefs didn’t let that faze them. They scored 21 unanswered points and were up 38-15 in the fourth quarter. Were it not for some garbage time yardage by the Bills’ offense and a poor onside kick effort from the Chiefs’ special teams, this game would have been an absolute blowout.
While winning and advancing to their second straight Super Bowl is awesome, seeing Eric Fisher and L’Jarius Sneed go down with injuries wasn’t great to witness. Jim Nantz and Tony Romo noted that Fisher might have an Achilles injury and if that’s the case, he won’t be playing in the Super Bowl, which is a shame.
For now, however, let’s celebrate the fact that the Kansas City Chiefs are headed back to the Super Bowl. They’ll be playing in Tampa Bay, so it could pretty much be a home game for the Buccaneers, but Super Bowls are more corporate, and with the COVID-19 protocols, who knows how the fan situation will work this year.
This is an exciting time for Chiefs fans, who went 50 years without a single Super Bowl appearance and now have two in two years.
Run. It. Back.