Time for a rematch in Kansas City, eg Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals take on Patrick Mahomes and the heads at Arrowhead Stadium in the AFC Championship match for the second consecutive season.
The winner will advance to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona (February 12, 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app), where they will face Philadelphia Eagleswhich removed the file San Francisco 49ersAnd 31-7in the NFC title game previously on FOX.
Here are the highlights!
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Clark catches Boro
Frank Clark He put an end to the Bengals’ opening drive when he dropped Burrow for a 10-yard loss on third down, forcing a Cincinnati punt.
It was not known how much the effect was Travis Kelsey He was going into Sunday’s game, as he picked up a back injury during Friday’s practice. However, he did not appear to be bothered on Kansas City’s opening drive, as he caught the ball and fought for 16 yards on the Chiefs’ third play of the game.
Tony Cadarius came That’s close to make a touchdown catch on the Chiefs’ opening drive. However, he was unable to secure a catch as he hit the ground, making it an incomplete pass.
Kansas City challenged the play, but the call was upheld on the field. The Chiefs managed to get three points though, like Harrison Butker He connected on a 43-yard field goal on the next play.
Back to back bags
The Bengals’ offensive line ran into trouble early on. After allowing a third down sack on the first drive, the unit gave up sacks on consecutive runs on the second drive.
Willie Jay He came up with his second on second to make it third and 18. Then, the Chiefs’ star defensive tackle Chris Jones He came up with the sack on the next play – his first postseason sack.
The Chiefs were moving the ball downfield again on their second drive of the game. As they made their way into Bengals territory, Kelce made another first grab. But immediately after catching the ball, Kelsey threw the ball to his left Jerrick McKinnon. The toss was not clean, but McKinnon fell to it to make sure Kansas City retained ownership.
Isiah Pacheco He made his way into the end zone a few plays later, but the touchdown was wiped off the board due to a punt. So the Chiefs settled for three again, giving them a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter.
George Carlaftis He had the pleasure of sacking the Chiefs, helping them to the fourth sack in the Bengals’ first three innings.
Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst was very close to walking out with a touchdown catch on third down. Boro’s pass to him in the end zone went through his hands and fell incomplete, forcing Sensei to go for a three and make it 6-3.
MVS on the go
Marquis Valdez-Scantling He tracked a pass from Mahomes as he ran the other way from the ball and hauled it in 29 yards to catch the Chiefs deep in Bengals territory.
The Chiefs elected to go for it on fourth and short and the decision paid off. After Mahomes bought time with a scramble, he found Kelsey 1-on-1 in the end zone on the first down of the game to make it 13-3 late in the first half.
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