The Kansas City Chiefs advance to Super Bowl with win over the Tennessee Titans. Patrick Mahomes finished with 4 total TDs and almost 300 yards passing. Mahomes also lead the Chiefs in rushing with 53 yards and that included a 27 yard TD run before halftime. The Chiefs has their sites on stopping Derrick Henry, whom ran all over New England and Baltimore. Henry was held to 69 yards on 19 carries. Kansas City’s plan from the beginning was to make Ryan Tannehill beat them. Tannehill finished with 209 yards through the air on 21 of 31 passing. Tannehill tossed a touchdown pass and no interception as he didn’t have a bad game. With Henry controlling the game, the opposing offense could never get into a rhythm.
The game started like the previous two for the Titans. Tennessee opened the game with a 10-0 lead and seemed to be controlling of the game. You can never keep the offense of Kansas City down as they scored to end the first quarter. Halfway through the second quarter the Titans scored again to themselves up 17-7. Kansas City turned things around quickly and scored twice to have a 21-17 lead at halftime. The defense stepped up in the 3rd quarter as neither team put any points on the board. Damien Williams opened the fourth quarter with a 3-yard run to the Chiefs up 28-17. Patrick Mahomes hit Sammy Watkins for a 60 yard TD pass with seven and a half minutes remaining. The Chiefs went up 35-17 and basically clinched the game.
Tennessee came back down the field as Tannehill hit Anthony Firkser with a 22 yard TD pass. Tennessee cut the lead to 35-24 and they unsuccessfully tried an onside kick. Kansas City won the game 35-24. This will be the first time the Chiefs will head back to the Super Bowl in 50 years. Kansas City and Andy Reid will try to leave Miami with their first Super Bowl Championship. With the loss, will Ryan Tannehill return to Tennessee? Will Marcus Mariota be a part of the organization’s future? Will the league’s leading rusher be in Tennessee next season?