Chiefs beat Bengals to advance to Tremendous Bowl LVII

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 on Sunday evening within the AFC championship to advance to Tremendous Bowl LVII.

The Bengals had an opportunity to win late, however important and questionable penalties not solely saved Kansas Metropolis drives alive but additionally price the Bengals. With 41 seconds remaining, Cincinnati punted deep into Chiefs’ territory, just for rookie large receiver Skyy Moore to return it 29 yards to arrange Kansas Metropolis quarterback Patrick Mahomes in glorious subject place with one timeout remaining.

After a first-down run went for six yards to arrange Kansas Metropolis on the Bengals’ 47-yard line, the Chiefs known as their ultimate timeout with 21 seconds remaining. Mahomes’ go to Moore was incomplete popping out of the timeout, and the Chiefs had been dealing with a Third-and-4.

With nobody open, Mahomes scrambled to the sideline, getting the primary down with beneath 10 seconds remaining. Nonetheless, with Mahomes clearly out of bounds, Bengals defensive finish Joseph Ossai shoves Mahomes, and the officers instantly throw the flag.

As a substitute of a 60-yard try with some wind, Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker makes an attempt a 45-yarder, which he crushes, sending Kansas Metropolis to its third Tremendous Bowl look in 4 years.

It was a gutsy efficiency from Mahomes enjoying on an injured ankle. He accomplished 29 of 43 passes for 326 yards, with two touchdowns. In the meantime, Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow accomplished 26 of 41 makes an attempt for 270 yards, with one landing and two interceptions. Burrow was beneath duress all through the sport attributable to Cincinnati’s offensive line accidents.

Now the Chiefs will face the Philadelphia Eagles in Tremendous Bowl LVII, the place there might be no scarcity of storylines. Brother [Eagles center Jason Kelce] vs. brother [Chiefs TE Travis Kelce], Andy Reid’s staff of 14 years {Eagles] vs. Reid’s staff of the final 10 seasons and counting [Chiefs]. It can even be a gathering between the NFL’s two No. 1 playoff seeds.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire

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