- The Chiefs will face Lamar Jackson and the top-seeded Ravens for the AFC title
- Bills kicker Tyler Bass missed a game-tying field goal late in the fourth quarter
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After edging the Buffalo Bills, 27-24, to advance to the AFC championship game, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes admitted to having a chip on their shoulder coming into Sunday’s.
Following a back and forth game, Mahomes acknowledged the effort from Kansas City’s defense in stopping one of the best offenses in the NFL. He also praised the Bills fans after playing his first playoff game on the road.
‘This is a great environment,’ Mahomes said postgame. ‘We’ve been hearing it all week man, about playing a road game. We were here to prove a point, to show that we can play anywhere.’
‘The defense turned it on in the fourth quarter,’ he added. ‘That’s a great player in Josh Allen [but] the defense said ‘enough is enough.”
The hair-raising affair went down to the wire with the Bills appearing to steal the win late in the fourth. Unfortunately, after Allen and the Bills offense failed to find the end zone, kicker Tyler Bass went wide with a game-tying field goal attempt. Bass’ miss sealed Buffalo’s fate as their season concluded at home.
Patrick Mahomes said the Chiefs wanted to ‘prove a point’ after defeating the Buffalo Bills
The Chiefs defense held Josh Allen to 26 of 39 attempts for 186 yards and two touchdowns
Mahomes led the Chiefs by completing 17 of 23 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He connected with tight end Travis Kelce for both conversions.
Running back Isiah Pacheco also added 97 rushing yards and a touchdown with 15 carries.
While Allen had a hot start with two rushing touchdowns in the first half, the Chiefs defense made it extremely difficult for him to close the game after the break. Allen completed 26 of 39 passes for 186 yards and a touchdown.
With the win, the defending champions punched a ticket to the AFC title game in Baltimore against the top-seeded Ravens. After barely escaping the Bills, Mahomes admitted that the Ravens have ‘no weakness’ and will require their best effort.
‘We know we’re gonna have a heck of a challenge next week,’ Mahomes said of the Ravens. ‘But our guys are gonna get ready to go out there and show what we can do.’
Mahomes completed 17 of 23 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions
The Chiefs will face Lamar Jackson and the top-seeded Baltimore Ravens for the AFC title
‘There’s no weakness there, it’s going to take our best effort. Defense, offense, special teams, they do it all. It’s always a great challenge and that stadium’s going to be rocking, so we’re excited for the challenge.’
The Ravens finished their season on top of the AFC North with a 13-4 record behind MVP candidate Lamar Jackson. The sixth-year quarterback completed 307 of 457 attempts for 3,678 yards and 24 touchdowns this season.
Jackson went 16 for 22, tallying 152 yards and two touchdowns to sink the Houston Texans, 34-10, in the divisional playoffs.
The Chiefs and Ravens will kickoff at 3 P.M. ET on Sunday while the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers will play at 6:30 for the NFC crown.