Chiefs defeat Browns to advance to third straight AFC Championship game

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Kansas City Chiefs have advanced to their third straight AFC Conference Championship game. The defending Super Bowl Champions defeated the Cleveland Browns to advance to the Championship game.

The Chiefs won 22-17 over the Browns in the AFC Divisional Round at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II attempting a pass against the Cleveland Browns
Patrick Mahomes II attempting a pass against the Cleveland Browns (Photo by Kansas City Chiefs/Instagram)

Andy Reid is the first coach to take two separate teams to three straight Championship games in both leagues. He guided the Philadelphia Eagles to three straight Conference Championship games, as well, from 2002 through 2004.

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Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II went 21 of 30 for 255 yards. He also had one touchdown pass.

Mahomes II departed the game with a possible concussion. However, the video suggested that it did not appear to be a hit to the head.

Darrel Williams had 13 carries for 78 yards. Tyreek Hill had eight receptions for 110 yards.

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Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield went 23 of 37 for 204 yards. He had one touchdown pass and one interception.

Nick Chubb had 13 carries for 69 yards. Rashard Higgins had five receptions for 88 yards.

Mahomes II scored a rushing touchdown. Travis Kelce also caught a touchdown reception.

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Following Mahomes II’s touchdown, Harrison Butker’s extra point failed. He also made three field goals.

Kareem Hunt scored a touchdown for the Browns. Jarvis Landry also caught a touchdown reception.

Hunt became the first Browns player to score three rushing touchdowns in a postseason run by the team since Otto Graham in 1954.

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Cody Parkey also made a field goal.

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