Amid refereeing controversy and a bevy of injuries on both sides, the Kansas City Chiefs came away with a 23-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals to move on to the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni likened quarterback Jalen Hurts to Michael Jordan, so let's stick with the basketball analogy in examining how important the signal-caller is to this offense.
Now that the college football season is officially over, it’s time to go over the best players from the year. USC Quarterback Caleb Williams comes in at No. 1, with Michigan's Blake Corum taking the No. 2 spot.
Though hobbled by a high ankle sprain, Patrick Mahomes came through for the Chiefs when they needed him, with perhaps the signature moment of Sunday's AFC Championship Game coming on the QB's final snap.
The AFC Championship was nearly marred by a bizarre decision to wipe out a failed Kansas City third down in the fourth quarter. The drive eventually ended in a punt, not a score, making the moment less controversial. It still was a mess. After the game, referee Ron Torbert explained the decision that gave the […]
The late hit that gave the Chiefs 15 extra yards and a 45-yard game-winning field goal try came at the end of a play that began with something that has happened over and over in 2022. Offensive holding. Not called. Chiefs tackle Orlando Brown clearly held Bengals defensive end Trey Hendrickson. No flag was thrown. […]
Multiple teammates consoled Bengals linebacker Joseph Ossai after he drew a late hit penalty that put the Chiefs in position for a field goal that delivered a Super Bowl berth for Kansas City. One teammate in particular was not pleased. Linebacker Germaine Pratt was yelling on the way to the locker room about the foul. […]
The Cowboys made it official, announcing the departures of offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier. Moore had one year left on his contract, and Nussmeier’s contract was expiring. “After continuing through our end of season review process and having additional discussion, Kellen and the Cowboys reached a mutual decision to part ways,” […]
Sunday night’s game between the Bengals and Chiefs was tied at 20-20 in the final seconds when Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes scrambled for six yards and a first down, but the Chiefs would wind up moving a lot closer to a game-winning field goal. Bengals defensive end Joseph Ossai was penalized for hitting Mahomes out […]
Of the final four NFL teams, any combination would have been a great one in the Super Bowl. This one may be the best. Chiefs coach Andy Reid will be facing the team that fired him a decade ago, after 14 seasons as head coach of the Eagles. He quickly landed in Kansas City, and […]
The Chiefs and Eagles are heading to the Super Bowl and that will make for some tough choices in the Kelce family. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Eagles center Jason Kelce will be on opposite sides in Arizona on February 12 as they both look for the second Super Bowl win of their career. […]
Patrick Mahomes did it again. This time, mainly on one leg. And Mahomes made it known after the game that it wasn’t easy for him to do it. “I want to thank God, man,” Mahomes told Tracy Wolfson of CBS. “He healed my body this week to battle through that. He gave me the strength […]
The Chiefs are heading to the Super Bowl after a 45-yard field goal by Harrison Butker with three seconds left to play at Arrowhead Stadium. Butker’s field goal came after a penalty that will live in infamy in Cincinnati. Bengals defensive end Joseph Ossai was flagged for hitting Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes out of bounds […]
The Chiefs didn’t take kindly to the Bengals calling Arrowhead Stadium “Burrowhead,” and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce made that abundantly clear immediately after the game. As Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was being interviewed on CBS immediately following the Chiefs’ AFC Championship Game victory over the Bengals, Kelce jumped in to tell the world exactly […]
The Chiefs and Bengals are on their way to a classic ending in the AFC Championship Game. Bengals running back Samaje Perine ran for a two-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter and Evan McPhearson’s extra point tied the score 20-20 at Arrowhead Stadium. The touchdown drive came after a fumble by Chiefs quarterback Patrick […]
The Chiefs are running low on healthy wide receivers in the second half of the AFC Championship Game. Kadarius Toney left the game with an ankle injury in the first half and they’ve lost a couple more wideouts in the second half. Mecole Hardman is questionable to return after aggravating the pelvis injury that’s kept […]
The Chiefs gave up a second half lead to the Bengals in the second half of last year’s AFC Championship Game, but they are doing their best to make sure that they don’t suffer the same fate this year. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes stepped up into the pocket and hit wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the […]
In last year’s playoffs, the Bills and Chiefs played one of the greatest games in NFL history, but it was a game that left many fans feeling unfulfilled: It ended with the Chiefs receiving the overtime kickoff and scoring the game-winning touchdown on the opening possession. Bills quarterback Josh Allen, who had played a brilliant […]
49ers quarterback Brock Purdy injured his elbow in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game loss to the Eagles and head coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game that the team needs an MRI to determine the severity of the injury. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team believes that Purdy, who returned to the game but […]
The Bengals and Chiefs are all tied up in the third quarter. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow hit wide receiver Tee Higgins for a 27-yard strike on a third down for Cincinnati’s first touchdown of the evening. Evan McPhearson’s extra point tied the game 13-13 with just under 10 minutes left to play in the third […]
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is a finalist for offensive player of the year and MVP this year, but he didn’t have one of his splashiest performances in Sunday’s NFC title game. The Eagles didn’t need Hurts to have that kind of game to take out the 49ers, however. Hurts ran for 39 yards and a […]
Injuries to quarterbacks Brock Purdy and Josh Johnson made Sunday a tough hill to climb for the 49ers, but it would have been a little less daunting had head coach Kyle Shanahan challenged a completion to Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith on the first Eagles drive of the game. It appeared Smith made a leaping […]
The Chiefs went into halftime of last year’s AFC Championship Game with a 21-10 lead that they were unable to hold and their advantage over the Bengals is even smaller this year. Evan McPhearson hit his second field goal of the game to bring the Bengals within 13-6 at halftime and the Bengals will likely […]
It took more than 25 minutes of play for either team to find the end zone in the AFC Championship Game, but the Chiefs finally got a touchdown on the board. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid elected to go for it on a fourth-and-one from the Bengals’ 14-yard line with just under four minutes left […]