KANSAS CITY (Mo. — The Kansas City The Chiefs hold the N.F.L.’s best record. The Chiefs have the best record in N.F.L. over five seasons. winning 64 games.
Despite all their wins, however, the Cincinnati Bengals proved to be a formidable team. Kansas City’s kryptonite. The Bengals had beaten the Chiefs three times in a row, including in last year’s A.F.C. Championship game.
On Sunday, the teams met in a rematch, which would decide who will face the Philadelphia Eagles at the Super Bowl in Glendale on February 12. The Chiefs were on the brink of being upset once again by the Bengals, as they did the last three times.
But Kansas City The fourth quarter was over when Patrick Mahomes, quarterback, took control. He was hobbled by his right ankle and rushed 5 yards to gain a first down at Cincinnati’s 42-yard line. However, he was forced to stop when he reached out of bounds. Harrison Butker was penalized 15 yards for his kick. His 45 yard game-winning field goal, which barely missed the cross bar, gave the Chiefs an impressive 23-20 win.
“At some point in games, you have to put it all on the line,” Mahomes spoke out about his scramble.
Kansas City The Super Bowl will be the fourth time that the Super Bowl has been hosted. This game will be the fourteenth in Super Bowl history and feature both the top seeds of each conference. Kansas City Andy Reid is facing his old team, The Eagles. Kansas City Travis Kelce, a tight end, will face his elder brother Jason at the Philadelphia center.
Mahomes, who was still recovering from the high ankle injury he suffered against Jacksonville last week in the divisional round of the playoffs, and Travis Kelce were both suffering back spasms made the Chiefs a slight favorite heading into this game. Mahomes didn’t scramble for many yards, but he was able to run out of the pocket to buy time to find receivers.
“I didn’t have that burst I usually have,” Mahomes said. “But I was able to do enough to get out of bounds.”
Though he wasn’t comfortable planting his right foot at times, Mahomes finished the game 29 for 43 passing for 326 yards and two touchdowns.
He led Kansas City On three scoring drives during the first half. Kelce scored a touchdown on fourth-and-1 from 14 yards. Kansas City’s defense sacked Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow four times in the first half after notching none when the teams met in December.
“It was pure grit for him and Kelce,” Reid spoke of Mahomes’ tight ending.
But the Bengals didn’t panic. In their three previous games, they had lost by seven points and 14 points respectively. Kansas CityThey won by three points each time. The Bengals were unable to gain any yards of offense during the first quarter. They came back in the second quarter and scored two field goals. This left them just 13-6 behind at halftime.
Burrow, who in his third season has emerged as one of the league’s top passers, went 26 for 41 for 270 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. His rushing total was also record-breaking at 30 yards.
On the Bengals’ first drive of the second half, Burrow picked up where he left off, leading the Bengals on a 62-yard drive that ended with receiver Tee Higgins leaping over a defender to grab a 27-yard pass near the pylon in the end zone to tie the score at 13.
Like in last year’s A.F.C. In the title match, rivals engaged in a lot of fighting and it seemed that they were headed for overtime.
Mahomes led the charge after he was limping and ran to his left from previous possessions. Kansas City On an 11-play drive. The drive ended when Mahomes was under immense pressure and threw a 19 yard pass to Marquez Valdescantling, who was at the goal line.
They tried to make a cushion against the Bengals the next time they drove. Mahomes lost control of a pass attempt from the shotgun and was flagged a mishandling. Sam Hubbard, Cincinnati’s defensive end, recovered the ball at the Cincinnati. Kansas City 45-yard line.
This was the Bengals’ chance to capitalize. On a fourth-and-6, Burrow threw a 35-yard pass to receiver Ja’Marr Chase in double coverage. A mere two plays later, Samaje Perine ran back and crossed the goal line at 20 to tie the game.
The Bengals’ defense appeared to shut down Mahomes twice on the ensuing drive, but one play was called back because the referee stopped the clock before the snap. In the second play of the replay, the Bengals were penalized for holding defensively. Kansas City An automatic first down
It Kansas City drive fizzled. Burrow didn’t do enough on the following drive. Burrow threw Tee Higgins to receiver in double coverage. Safety Bryan Cook intercepted the pass and he was then tipped.
With just under seven minutes remaining, Kansas City After Mahomes made contact with Isiah Pacheco running back, the Bengals appeared to be poised for the lead. He broke from a tackle as he ran 16 yards along the sideline. Again, however, the Bengals prevented the drive from moving forward. Reid chose to punt which forced the Bengals into their end and force them to take their final drive.
With With two minutes left, the Bengals decided to win another game. Kansas City. However, penalties were not enough to stop their drive. Kansas CityAfter a punt return of 29 yards, he took control with two timeouts and 30 seconds.
This was enough time for Mahomes to and the Chiefs to revise the script against Bengals to earn another Super Bowl trip.
“I’m riding a wave right now,” Reid expressed gratitude for the chance to meet his team.