The KC Chiefs are heading back to the Super Bowl, and here are four reasons why.
This past Sunday evening, the Kansas City Chiefs squared off against the second-best team in the AFC, the 13-3 Buffalo Bills, for the conference title. The Chiefs smacked the Bills in the mouth, winning 38-24 in a game that wasn’t as close as that 14-point victory indicates.
With the win, the Chiefs are heading back to the Super Bowl for the second straight year. Before last season, the Chiefs had only been to two Super Bowls. In the past two seasons, the Chiefs have doubled that number.
How’d the Chiefs do it? How’d this team get past the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills to reach Super Bowl LV against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
Here are four reasons the Kansas City Chiefs are heading to their second consecutive Super Bowl.
Reason 1: Protecting the Quarterback
Okay, maybe that sounds a little funny considering Patrick Mahomes got banged up against the Browns in the Divisional Round. He battled a toe injury, which is ongoing, and then he left the game and didn’t return after entering the concussion protocol.
Fortunately, he cleared the league’s protocol and played against the Bills. Against Buffalo, while he may not have been as agile as normal, he stilled moved comfortably in and out of the pocket, even with a very makeshift offensive line in front of him. The Bills finished the game with just a single sack and three quarterback hits.
Is it any wonder Mahomes carved up their zone defense for 325 yards on 29 completions including three touchdown passes? The line and scheme gave him all the time he needed.