The winner advances Super Bowl LVII in Arizona (Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports App), where they will face Philadelphia EaglesIt took down San Francisco 49ers, 31-7in the previous NFC title game on FOX.
Here are the highlights!
Clark grabs Burrow
Frank Clark Ending the Bengals’ opening drive, he overthrew Burrow for a 10-yard loss on third down, forcing Cincinnati to punt.
I don’t know how much impact it has Travis Kelce He would have entered Sunday’s game after injuring his back during Friday’s practice. That didn’t seem to bother him on Kansas City’s opening drive, however, as he struggled with a grab for 16 yards on the Chiefs’ third play.
Catharious Tony came This close For a touchdown catch on the Chiefs’ opening drive. However, Grab was unable to defend as he hit the ground, resulting in an incomplete pass.
Kansas City challenged the play, but the call was upheld on the field. The Chiefs were able to score three points on the drive, as Harrison Budger The next play connected on a 43-yard field goal.
The Bengals’ offensive line struggled early. After allowing a third-down sack on the first drive, the unit gave up sacks on back-to-back plays on the second drive.
Willie K Second down came on second down to make it third and 18. Later, the Chiefs star put on a defensive performance Chris Jones He brought in the sack on the next play — his first sack of the postseason.
The Chiefs were moving the ball down the field again on their second drive of the game. As they entered Bengal’s territory, Kelce made another first-down catch. But immediately after the catch, Kelce tossed the ball to the left Jerick McKinnon. The toss was not clean, but McKinnon fell on it to ensure Kansas City retained possession.
Isiah Pacheco He got into the end zone a few plays later, but the touchdown was wiped off the board due to a holding penalty. So after leading 6-0 early in the second quarter, the Chiefs again settled for three.
A party of four!
George Carloftis It helped them get their fourth sack on the Bengals’ first three drives.
Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst came close to coming up with a touchdown grab on third down. Burrow’s pass to him in the end zone went through his hands and fell incomplete, giving Cincy a three and making it a 6-3 game.
Directed by MVS
Marquez Valdez-Scandling He tracked Mahomes’ pass as he was running the other way from the ball and hauled in the 29th catch, leading the Chiefs deep into Bengals territory.
The Chiefs wanted to go for it on fourth and short and the result paid off. After Mahomes bought time by scrambling around, he found Kelce 1-on-1 in the end zone for the game’s first touchdown, making it 13-3 late in the first half.
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