The KC Chiefs are headed back to the Super Bowl after they knocked off the Bills in the AFC Championship Game. What did we learn in the 38-24 victory?
Well, the only box for the Kansas City Chiefs to check off as far as running it back is to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Feb. 7 in Super Bowl LV. While some fans expected the team to get to this point, the Chiefs’ inability to close out opponents when the game was on the line was concerning, but they nearly blew out the Bills and now basically get to play the Bucs on the road.
Before we really dive into the Super Bowl coverage, let’s look back at the AFC title game and discuss what we learned in the Chiefs’ second straight AFC Championship victory.
What we learned about the KC Chiefs – Wait, Mahomes had an injury?
You wouldn’t know it, but Patrick Mahomes‘ status for this game was in doubt last week. He was cleared to play on Friday, took the field on Sunday, and looked like the same ol’ Mahomes we’ve grown to love since he’s been in Kansas City.
Mahomes had both a toe injury and also suffered a concussion last week, but he played just fine against the Bills. The reigning Super Bowl MVP went 29-of-38 for 325 yards and three touchdowns while only getting sacked once. He looked great.
All of that being said, any time Mahomes took off with the football, I definitely panicked a bit. That feeling probably won’t ever go away, but he left this game without further injuring himself and was a big reason as to why the Chiefs are back-to-back AFC champs.