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    Philadelphia Eagles
    1/29/23

    Statistics after 2 games

    COMP

    AVG

    TD

    INT

    PASSING

    ATT.

    COM

    PCT

    YARDS

    GAIN

    TD

    PCT

    INT

    PCT

    LONG

    RATE

    Hurts

    49

    31

    63.3

    275

    5.61

    2

    4.1

    0

    0.0

    40

    91.8

    TEAM

    49

    31

    63.3

    269

    5.61

    2

    4.1

    0

    0.0

    40

    91.8

    OPPONENTS

    45

    26

    57.8

    192

    5.16

    0

    0.0

    1

    2.2

    22

    62.5

    RUSHING

    ATT.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Gainwell

    26

    160

    6.2

    35t

    1

    Sanders

    28

    132

    4.7

    18

    2

    Hurts

    20

    73

    3.7

    14

    2

    B.Scott

    12

    53

    4.4

    10t

    2

    Minshew

    2

    -2

    -1.0

    -1

    0

    TEAM

    88

    416

    4.7

    35t

    7

    OPPONENTS

    44

    199

    4.5

    39

    2

    RECEIVING

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Goedert

    10

    81

    8.1

    23

    1

    Smith

    8

    97

    12.1

    40

    1

    Brown

    7

    50

    7.1

    12

    0

    Gainwell

    3

    35

    11.7

    17

    0

    Pascal

    1

    4

    4.0

    4

    0

    Sanders

    1

    3

    3.0

    3

    0

    Stoll

    1

    5

    5.0

    5

    0

    TEAM

    31

    275

    8.9

    40

    2

    OPPONENTS

    26

    232

    8.9

    22

    0

    INTERCEPTIONS

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Bradberry

    1

    8

    8.0

    8

    0

    TEAM

    1

    8

    8.0

    8

    0

    OPPONENTS

    0

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    SACKS

    NO.

    Reddick

    3.5

    Sweat

    1.5

    Cox

    1.0

    Graham

    1.0

    Hargrave

    1.0

    TEAM

    8.0

    OPPONENTS

    2.0

    GROSS

    NET

    IN

    PUNTING

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    AVG

    20

    LONG

    BLK

    Kern

    7

    309

    44.1

    39.3

    3

    53

    0

    TEAM

    7

    309

    44.1

    39.3

    3

    53

    0

    OPPONENTS

    9

    384

    42.7

    42.7

    4

    48

    0

    PUNT RETURNS

    NO.

    FC

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Covey

    0

    0

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    TEAM

    0

    0

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    OPPONENTS

    3

    0

    14

    4.7

    9

    0

    KICKOFF RETURNS

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    B.Scott

    1

    29

    29.0

    29

    0

    TEAM

    1

    29

    29.0

    29

    0

    OPPONENTS

    8

    237

    29.6

    42

    0

    OFF.

    DEF.

    FUMBLES/RECOVERIES

    FUM

    REC.

    REC.

    Blankenship

    0

    0

    1

    Hurts

    1

    1

    0

    Joseph

    0

    0

    1

    Reddick

    0

    0

    1

    TEAM

    1

    1

    3

    OPPONENTS

    4

    1

    0

    SCORE BY QUARTERS

    1

    2

    3

    4

    OT

    TOT

    TEAM

    21

    28

    7

    13

    0

    69

    OPPONENTS

    0

    7

    7

    0

    0

    14

    TOUCHDOWNS

    LONG

    SCORING

    TOT

    RUS

    REC

    RET

    XP

    XPA

    FG

    FGA

    FG

    SAF

    TOT

    Elliott

    0

    0

    0

    0

    9

    9

    2

    2

    31

    0

    15

    Hurts

    2

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    12

    Sanders

    2

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    12

    B.Scott

    2

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    12

    Gainwell

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    6

    Goedert

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    6

    Smith

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    6

    TEAM

    9

    7

    2

    0

    9

    9

    2

    2

    31

    0

    60

    OPPONENTS

    2

    2

    0

    0

    2

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    12

    FIELD GOALS

    1-19

    20-29

    30-39

    40-49

    50+

    Elliott

    0/

    0

    0/

    0

    2/

    2

    0/

    0

    0/

    0

    TEAM

    0/

    0

    0/

    0

    2/

    2

    0/

    0

    0/

    0

    OPPONENTS

    0/

    0

    0/

    0

    0/

    0

    0/

    0

    0/

    0

    San Francisco 49ers
    1/29/23

    Statistics after 3 games

    COMP

    AVG

    TD

    INT

    PASSING

    ATT.

    COM

    PCT

    YARDS

    GAIN

    TD

    PCT

    INT

    PCT

    LONG

    RATE

    Purdy

    63

    41

    65.1

    569

    9.03

    3

    4.8

    0

    0.0

    74t

    109.8

    Johnson

    13

    7

    53.8

    74

    5.69

    0

    0.0

    0

    0.0

    22

    70.7

    McCaffrey

    1

    0

    0.0

    0

    0.0

    0

    0.0

    0

    0.0

    0

    39.6

    TEAM

    77

    48

    62.3

    606

    8.35

    3

    3.9

    0

    0.0

    74t

    101.8

    OPPONENTS

    97

    63

    64.9

    555

    5.98

    3

    3.1

    3

    3.1

    50t

    78.5

    RUSHING

    ATT.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    McCaffrey

    40

    238

    6.0

    68

    2

    Mitchell

    23

    53

    2.3

    13

    0

    Samuel

    13

    34

    2.6

    22

    0

    Purdy

    7

    24

    3.4

    13

    1

    Mason

    2

    12

    6.0

    8

    0

    Juszczyk

    1

    8

    8.0

    8

    0

    Kittle

    1

    4

    4.0

    4

    0

    Johnson

    2

    2

    1.0

    2

    0

    TEAM

    89

    375

    4.2

    68

    3

    OPPONENTS

    91

    328

    3.6

    17

    5

    RECEIVING

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Samuel

    13

    211

    16.2

    74t

    1

    McCaffrey

    12

    61

    5.1

    14

    1

    Kittle

    10

    164

    16.4

    31

    0

    Aiyuk

    6

    109

    18.2

    31

    0

    Jennings

    4

    67

    16.8

    33

    0

    Mitchell

    2

    25

    12.5

    18

    1

    Juszczyk

    1

    6

    6.0

    6

    0

    TEAM

    48

    643

    13.4

    74t

    3

    OPPONENTS

    63

    580

    9.2

    50t

    3

    INTERCEPTIONS

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Lenoir

    2

    12

    6.0

    6

    0

    Warner

    1

    16

    16.0

    16

    0

    TEAM

    3

    28

    9.3

    16

    0

    OPPONENTS

    0

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    SACKS

    NO.

    Armstead

    2.0

    Omenihu

    2.0

    Ebukam

    1.0

    TEAM

    5.0

    OPPONENTS

    6.0

    GROSS

    NET

    IN

    PUNTING

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    AVG

    20

    LONG

    BLK

    Wishnowsky

    9

    389

    43.2

    41.0

    6

    57

    0

    TEAM

    9

    389

    43.2

    41.0

    6

    57

    0

    OPPONENTS

    12

    561

    46.8

    40.9

    4

    60

    0

    PUNT RETURNS

    NO.

    FC

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    McCloud

    5

    0

    50

    10.0

    16

    0

    TEAM

    5

    0

    50

    10.0

    16

    0

    OPPONENTS

    1

    0

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    KICKOFF RETURNS

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    McCloud

    2

    95

    47.5

    53

    0

    Samuel

    2

    65

    32.5

    37

    0

    TEAM

    4

    160

    40.0

    53

    0

    OPPONENTS

    12

    313

    26.1

    44

    0

    OFF.

    DEF.

    FUMBLES/RECOVERIES

    FUM

    REC.

    REC.

    Bosa

    0

    0

    1

    Johnson

    1

    0

    0

    McCloud

    1

    0

    0

    Purdy

    1

    0

    0

    Samuel

    1

    0

    0

    TEAM

    4

    0

    1

    OPPONENTS

    1

    0

    4

    SCORE BY QUARTERS

    1

    2

    3

    4

    OT

    TOT

    TEAM

    13

    19

    7

    28

    0

    67

    OPPONENTS

    7

    37

    10

    12

    0

    66

    TOUCHDOWNS

    LONG

    SCORING

    TOT

    RUS

    REC

    RET

    XP

    XPA

    FG

    FGA

    FG

    SAF

    TOT

    Gould

    0

    0

    0

    0

    5

    5

    8

    8

    50

    0

    29

    McCaffrey

    3

    2

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    18

    Purdy

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    8

    Mitchell

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    6

    Samuel

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    6

    Kittle

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    2

    TEAM

    6

    3

    3

    0

    5

    5

    8

    8

    50

    0

    60

    OPPONENTS

    8

    5

    3

    0

    6

    7

    4

    4

    56

    0

    60

    FIELD GOALS

    1-19

    20-29

    30-39

    40-49

    50+

    Gould

    0/

    0

    2/

    2

    3/

    3

    2/

    2

    1/

    1

    TEAM

    0/

    0

    2/

    2

    3/

    3

    2/

    2

    1/

    1

    OPPONENTS

    0/

    0

    1/

    1

    1/

    1

    1/

    1

    1/

    1

    Chiefs lose CB Sneed, WRs Toney, Hardman in AFC title game
    1/29/23

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs lost cornerback L'Jarius Sneed to the concussion protocol and versatile linebacker Willie Gay Jr. to a shoulder injury, depriving their defense of two key playmakers in their AFC title game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night.

    The Chiefs also lost wide receivers Kadarius Toney to a twisted ankle and Mecole Hardman while getting tackled early in the second half. Fellow while Bengals counterpart Tyler Boyd went down early in the second half with a quadriceps injury.

    Sneed was hurt while trying to tackle Samaje Perine low on the fourth play of the game. His helmet and shoulder appeared to hit Perine's knee as he stopped him for a 6-yard gain, and Sneed lay motionless for a moment. He finally rolled over onto his back and was checked out by trainers before walking off the field on his own.

    The Chiefs announced in the second quarter that Sneed was ruled out for the rest of the game.

    Sneed typically defends the opposing slot receiver, and that means Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo planned to have him cover dangerous Bengals pass catcher Ja'Marr Chase much of the night. His injury also meant the Chiefs would be relying on three rookie cornerbacks — Trent McDuffie, Jaylen Watson and Josh Williams.

    Sneed picked off three passes, forced three fumbles and also had 3 1/2 sacks this season.

    ___

    AP NFL: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

    Kansas City 23, Cincinnati 20
    1/29/23

    Cincinnati

    0

    6

    7

    7

    20

    Kansas City

    3

    10

    7

    3

    23

    First Quarter

    KC_FG Butker 43, 8:50.

    Second Quarter

    KC_FG Butker 24, 14:58.

    Cin_FG McPherson 30, 8:36.

    KC_Kelce 14 pass from Mahomes (Butker kick), 3:50.

    Cin_FG McPherson 23, :00.

    Third Quarter

    Cin_Higgins 27 pass from Burrow (McPherson kick), 9:54.

    KC_Valdes-Scantling 19 pass from Mahomes (Butker kick), 4:15.

    Fourth Quarter

    Cin_S.Perine 2 run (McPherson kick), 13:30.

    KC_FG Butker 45, :03.

    A_73,426.

    ___

    Cin

    KC

    First downs

    18

    23

    Total Net Yards

    309

    357

    Rushes-yards

    17-71

    20-42

    Passing

    238

    315

    Punt Returns

    1-5

    3-41

    Kickoff Returns

    3-56

    3-63

    Interceptions Ret.

    0-0

    2-6

    Comp-Att-Int

    26-41-2

    29-43-0

    Sacked-Yards Lost

    5-32

    3-11

    Punts

    4-49.0

    4-37.75

    Fumbles-Lost

    0-0

    2-1

    Penalties-Yards

    9-71

    4-55

    Time of Possession

    27:09

    32:51

    ___

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING_Cincinnati, Burrow 4-30, Perine 5-22, Mixon 8-19. Kansas City, Pacheco 10-26, Mahomes 3-8, Hardman 2-7, McKinnon 4-1, R.Jones 1-0.

    PASSING_Cincinnati, Burrow 26-41-2-270. Kansas City, Mahomes 29-43-0-326.

    RECEIVING_Cincinnati, Higgins 6-83, Chase 6-75, Hurst 4-37, Mixon 3-15, Perine 3-4, Boyd 2-40, Wilcox 1-10, Irwin 1-6. Kansas City, Kelce 7-78, Valdes-Scantling 6-116, Pacheco 5-59, Moore 3-13, McKinnon 2-17, Hardman 2-10, Kemp 1-13, Toney 1-9, Smith-Schuster 1-7, Gray 1-4.

    MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

    American Football Conference Champions
    By The Associated Press | 
    1/29/23

    2022_Kansas City 23, Cincinnati 20

    2021_Cincinnati 27, Kansas City 24, OT

    2020_Kansas City 38, Buffalo 24

    2019_Kansas City 35, Tennessee 24

    2018_New England 37, Kansas City 31, OT

    2017_New England 24, Jacksonville 20

    2016_New England 36, Pittsburgh 17

    2015_Denver 20, New England 18

    2014_New England 45, Indianapolis 7

    2013_Denver 26, New England 16

    2012_Baltimore 28, New England 13

    2011_New England 23, Baltimore 20

    2010_Pittsburgh 24, N.Y. Jets 19

    2009_Indianapolis 30, New York 17

    2008_Pittsburgh 23, Baltimore 14

    2007_New England 21, San Diego 12

    2006_Indianapolis 38, New England 34

    2005_Pittsburgh 34, Denver 17

    2004_New England 41, Pittsburgh 27

    2003_New England 24, Indianapolis 14

    2002_Oakland 41, Tennessee 24

    2001_New England 24, Pittsburgh 17

    2000_Baltimore 16, Oakland 3

    1999_Tennessee 33, Jacksonville 14

    1998_Denver 23, New York 10

    1997_Denver 24, Pittsburgh 21

    1996_New England 20, Jacksonville 6

    1995_Pittsburgh 20, Indianapolis 16

    1994_San Diego 17, Pittsburgh 13

    1993_Buffalo 30, Kansas City 13

    1992_Buffalo 29, Miami 10

    1991_Buffalo 10, Denver 7

    1990_Buffalo 51, L.A. Raiders 3

    1989_Denver 37, Cleveland 21

    1988_Cincinnati 21, Buffalo 10

    1987_Denver 38, Cleveland 33

    1986_Denver 23, Cleveland 20, OT

    1985_New England 31, Miami 14

    1984_Miami 45, Pittsburgh 28

    1983_L.A. Raiders 30, Seattle 14

    1982_Miami 14, New York 0

    1981_Cincinnati 27, San Diego 7

    1980_Oakland 34, San Diego 27

    1979_Pittsburgh 27, Houston 13

    1978_Pittsburgh 34, Houston 5

    1977_Denver 20, Oakland 17

    1976_Oakland 24, Pittsburgh 7

    1975_Pittsburgh 16, Oakland 10

    1974_Pittsburgh 24, Oakland 13

    1973_Miami 27, Oakland 10

    1972_Miami 21, Pittsburgh 17

    1971_Miami 21, Baltimore 0

    1970_Baltimore 27, Oakland 17

    1969_Kansas City 17, Oakland 7

    1968_New York 27, Oakland 23

    1967_Oakland 40, Houston 7

    1966_Kansas City 31, Buffalo 7

    1965_Buffalo 23, San Diego 0

    1964_Buffalo 20, San Diego 7

    1963_San Diego 51, Boston 10

    1962_Dallas 20, Houston 17, OT

    1961_Houston 10, San Diego 3

    1960_Houston 24, L.A. Chargers 16

    ___

    NOTE: List includes AFL Championship Games from 1960 to 1969.

    Chiefs top Bengals 23-20 to win AFC title, will face Eagles in Super Bowl
    1/29/23

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs top Bengals 23-20 to win AFC title, will face Eagles in Super Bowl.

    Kansas City 23, Cincinnati 20
    1/29/23

    Cincinnati

    0

    6

    7

    7

    20

    Kansas City

    3

    10

    7

    3

    23

    First Quarter

    KC_FG Butker 43, 8:50. Drive: 7 plays, 39 yards, 3:21. Key Plays: Mahomes 16 pass to Pacheco; Mahomes 16 pass to Kelce. Kansas City 3, Cincinnati 0.

    Second Quarter

    KC_FG Butker 24, 14:58. Drive: 12 plays, 60 yards, 6:18. Key Plays: Mahomes 18 pass to Pacheco; Hardman 2 run on 3rd-and-1; Mahomes 12 pass to Kelce; Mahomes 13 pass to McKinnon; Mahomes 13 pass to Kelce on 3rd-and-19. Kansas City 6, Cincinnati 0.

    Cin_FG McPherson 30, 8:36. Drive: 14 plays, 63 yards, 6:22. Key Plays: S.Perine 5 run on 3rd-and-1; Burrow 10 pass to Wilcox; Burrow 16 pass to Boyd on 3rd-and-14; Burrow 24 pass to Boyd. Kansas City 6, Cincinnati 3.

    KC_Kelce 14 pass from Mahomes (Butker kick), 3:50. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:43. Key Plays: Mahomes 11 pass to Valdes-Scantling; Mahomes 29 pass to Valdes-Scantling. Kansas City 13, Cincinnati 3.

    Cin_FG McPherson 23, :00. Drive: 12 plays, 90 yards, 2:03. Key Plays: Thornhill 0 interception return to Cincinnati 28; Burrow 17 pass to Chase; Mixon 3 run on 3rd-and-1; Burrow 11 pass to Higgins; Burrow 21 pass to Higgins. Kansas City 13, Cincinnati 6.

    Third Quarter

    Cin_Higgins 27 pass from Burrow (McPherson kick), 9:54. Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards, 3:35. Key Play: Burrow 11 run on 3rd-and-6. Cincinnati 13, Kansas City 13.

    KC_Valdes-Scantling 19 pass from Mahomes (Butker kick), 4:15. Drive: 12 plays, 77 yards, 5:39. Key Plays: Moore kick return to Kansas City 23; Mahomes 11 pass to Hardman on 3rd-and-4; Mahomes 25 pass to Valdes-Scantling; Mahomes 7 pass to Valdes-Scantling on 3rd-and-7. Kansas City 20, Cincinnati 13.

    Fourth Quarter

    Cin_S.Perine 2 run (McPherson kick), 13:30. Drive: 6 plays, 45 yards, 2:25. Key Play: Burrow 35 pass to Chase on 4th-and-6. Cincinnati 20, Kansas City 20.

    KC_FG Butker 45, :03. Drive: 4 plays, 26 yards, 00:27. Key Play: Mahomes 5 run on 3rd-and-4. Kansas City 23, Cincinnati 20.

    A_73,426.

    ___

    Cin

    KC

    FIRST DOWNS

    18

    23

    Rushing

    6

    3

    Passing

    11

    17

    Penalty

    1

    3

    THIRD DOWN EFF

    6-14

    7-14

    FOURTH DOWN EFF

    1-1

    1-1

    TOTAL NET YARDS

    309

    357

    Total Plays

    63

    66

    Avg Gain

    4.9

    5.4

    NET YARDS RUSHING

    71

    42

    Rushes

    17

    20

    Avg per rush

    4.176

    2.1

    NET YARDS PASSING

    238

    315

    Sacked-Yds lost

    5-32

    3-11

    Gross-Yds passing

    270

    326

    Completed-Att.

    26-41

    29-43

    Had Intercepted

    2

    0

    Yards-Pass Play

    5.174

    6.848

    KICKOFFS-EndZone-TB

    4-3-1

    6-3-3

    PUNTS-Avg.

    4-49.0

    4-37.75

    Punts blocked

    0

    0

    FGs-PATs blocked

    0-0

    0-0

    TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE

    61

    110

    Punt Returns

    1-5

    3-41

    Kickoff Returns

    3-56

    3-63

    Interceptions

    0-0

    2-6

    PENALTIES-Yds

    9-71

    4-55

    FUMBLES-Lost

    0-0

    2-1

    TIME OF POSSESSION

    27:09

    32:51

    ___

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING_Cincinnati, Burrow 4-30, Perine 5-22, Mixon 8-19. Kansas City, Pacheco 10-26, Mahomes 3-8, Hardman 2-7, McKinnon 4-1, R.Jones 1-0.

    PASSING_Cincinnati, Burrow 26-41-2-270. Kansas City, Mahomes 29-43-0-326.

    RECEIVING_Cincinnati, Higgins 6-83, Chase 6-75, Hurst 4-37, Mixon 3-15, Perine 3-4, Boyd 2-40, Wilcox 1-10, Irwin 1-6. Kansas City, Kelce 7-78, Valdes-Scantling 6-116, Pacheco 5-59, Moore 3-13, McKinnon 2-17, Hardman 2-10, Kemp 1-13, Toney 1-9, Smith-Schuster 1-7, Gray 1-4.

    PUNT RETURNS_Cincinnati, Taylor 1-5. Kansas City, Moore 2-29, Toney 1-12.

    KICKOFF RETURNS_Cincinnati, T.Williams 2-46, Irwin 1-8. Kansas City, Pacheco 2-45, Moore 1-18.

    TACKLES-ASSISTS-SACKS_Cincinnati, Bell 5-2-0, Apple 5-1-0, L.Wilson 5-1-0, Hilton 4-1-0, Bates 3-3-0, Ossai 3-2-0, Pratt 2-5-0, C.Sample 2-0-1, Reader 1-3-0, Taylor-Britt 1-2-0, Tupou 1-2-0, Hubbard 1-1-1, Hendrickson 1-1-0, Higgins 1-0-0, Hurst 1-0-0, Carter 0-3-0, B.Hill 0-1-0. Kansas City, Reid 7-0-0, McDuffie 6-0-0, Cook 4-0-0, Ja.Watson 4-0-0, Danna 3-2-0, C.Jones 3-1-2, J.Williams 3-1-0, Saunders 3-0-0, Clark 2-1-1.5, Thornhill 2-1-0, Bolton 1-3-0, Karlaftis 1-0-1, Sneed 1-0-0, Gay 0-1-.5, Harris 0-1-0, Nnadi 0-1-0.

    INTERCEPTIONS_Cincinnati, None. Kansas City, Ja.Watson 1-10, J.Williams 1-(minus 4).

    MISSED FIELD GOALS_None.

    ___

    OFFICIALS_Referee Ron Torbert, Ump Ramon George, HL Kent Payne, LJ Jeff Seeman, FJ Tom Hill, SJ Boris Cheek, BJ Todd Prukop, Replay Roddy Ames.

    Chiefs top Bengals 23-20 on last-second kick for AFC title
    By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer | 
    1/29/23

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was forced to rely on his badly sprained right ankle rather than his strong right arm when the Kansas City Chiefs were desperately driving with a chance to win the AFC championship.

    The All-Pro quarterback, missing three wide receivers to injuries and battered himself, took off on a third-down play near midfield in another gut-check game with the Cincinnati Bengals. Mahomes strained to reach the mark he needed and was headed out of bounds when he felt the hands of Joseph Ossai send him sprawling into the bench.

    The mad dash, coupled with the 15-yard penalty for a late hit, was all Kansas City needed.

    Harrison Butker strode confidently onto the field, sent a 45-yard kick through cold, gusting wind over the crossbar with 3 seconds to go, and put the Chiefs back in the Super Bowl for the third time in four years with a 23-20 victory.

    “I don’t think we have any cigars,” Mahomes said with a smile, "but we’ll be ready to go in the Super Bowl.”

    It was vindication for the AFC West champions, who had lost three straight to their newfound nemeses, including a three-point overtime loss to Cincinnati in last year's conference title game. All of those defeats were by three points.

    Now, the Chiefs are headed back to the big game.

    Awaiting them is coach Andy Reid's old team, the Eagles, in the first matchup of Black quarterbacks in the Super Bowl with Mahomes and Philadelphia's Jalen Hurts. It will also feature a brother-against-brother showdown between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia center Jason Kelce.

    “I’ve watched them all year," Mahomes said. “It’s going to be a great challenge for us. But I’m going to celebrate this first.”

    Mahomes, who hurt his ankle against Jacksonville in the divisional round, threw for 326 yards and two touchdowns, even though he was missing three of his wide receivers to injuries by the end. Marquez Valdes-Scantling led with 116 yards and a touchdown, while Travis Kelce — bad back and all — had seven catches for 78 yards and a score.

    “It’s a tough bunch. My heart goes out to them, man, they’re tough guys,” Reid said. “They worked so hard this week. Pat and Kelce were both banged up a little bit. They pushed through and great things happened."

    The Chiefs also managed to shut the mouths of the Bengals, some of whom had taken to calling their home “Burrowhead” for Joe Burrow, who had never lost to Kansas City. Even Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval started in on the trash talk.

    “I’ve got some wise words for that Cincinnati mayor,” Kelce said. "Know your role and shut your mouth, you jabroni!”

    Burrow, who was sacked five times and wobbly by the end, finished with 270 yards passing to go with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Bengals. Tee Higgins had six catches for 83 yards and the score.

    “We’re not going to make it about one play. There was plenty of plays we left on the field today that could have put us in a better position,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said. “The character of this football team, that’s never going to change. We’ve got the right people in the locker room, the right men leading this team and this organization.

    “I know that this is a team that our city and our fan base can be proud of,” Taylor added. "They represent themselves the right way, and we’re going to fight, scratch and claw to be back in this position next year.”

    The Chiefs were able to do early what the Buffalo Bills could not in last week’s divisional round: They ran roughshod over an ailing Bengals offensive line missing two starters to injury with another bothered by a sore knee.

    Burrow was sacked three times in the first quarter alone and the Bengals offense did not gain a single yard.

    Mahomes looked just fine on his sore ankle in leading Kansas City to a field goal on its opening possession. When the Chiefs got the ball back, Mahomes did it again, but only after Kadarius Toney failed to pull in a nifty throw for a would-be touchdown — the incompletion was upheld upon review.

    Cincinnati finally got moving in the second quarter, but it also had to settle for Evan McPherson’s chip-shot field goal.

    So much for two of the league’s highest-scoring offenses.

    The Chiefs finally reached the end zone late in the second quarter when Mahomes hit Kelce, loosely covered by Jessie Bates III, with a fourth-down throw for the touchdown. The Bengals drove 90 yards in the closing minutes, but only added a field goal to get within 13-6 at the break.

    Turns out their offense was just hitting its stride. And another classic was brewing.

    After the Chiefs went three-and-out to start the second half, Burrow led the Bengals downfield, bolting through a yawning hole in the defense for a third-down conversion before hitting Higgins from 27 yards out to knot the game 13-all.

    Mahomes, suddenly down three wide receivers to injuries and beginning to limp, gamely pressed on. He answered Burrow with a touchdown drive of his own, capped by a third-down throw to Valdes-Scantling to regain the lead.

    The Chiefs had a chance to gain some breathing room later in the third quarter, but Mahomes somehow lost control of the ball before throwing a pass and the Bengals pounced on the fumble. Six players later — including an audacious fourth-down throw from Burrow to Ja’Marr Chase — Samaje Perine ran into the end zone to tie it at 20.

    Burrow gave the Chiefs a chance when his deep throw to Higgins on third down was batted into the air and picked by rookie cornerback Josh Williams. Mahomes managed to move the Chiefs past midfield, but two runs went nowhere and his third-down throw to Jerick McKinnon was well short, forcing them to punt in Bengals territory.

    Kansas City's defense held, though, got a crucial sack from Chris Jones to force a punt with 39 seconds left, and shaky return man Skyy Moore broke free for 29 yards on the return. That gave Mahomes and the offense one more try.

    “It was a tough road to get here. To win 10 in a row, it was a pretty incredible feat,” Taylor said. "We came up short. We wanted to play longer than that, but really proud of these guys.”

    INJURIES

    Bengals: WR Tyler Boyd left with a quadriceps injury early in the second half.

    Chiefs: Lost CB L’Jarius Sneed (concussion), LB Willie Gay Jr. (shoulder) and WRs Toney (ankle), Mecole Hardman (pelvis) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee).

    UP NEXT

    The Chiefs are headed to their third Super Bowl in four seasons. They ended a 50-year championship drought when they rallied to beat the San Francisco 49ers in 2020, then lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the following year.

    ___

    AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/hub/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

    Kansas City Chiefs
    1/29/23

    Statistics after 2 games

    COMP

    AVG

    TD

    INT

    PASSING

    ATT.

    COM

    PCT

    YARDS

    GAIN

    TD

    PCT

    INT

    PCT

    LONG

    RATE

    Mahomes

    73

    51

    69.9

    521

    7.14

    4

    5.5

    0

    0.0

    29

    108.3

    Henne

    7

    5

    71.4

    23

    3.29

    1

    14.3

    0

    0.0

    8

    114.9

    TEAM

    80

    56

    70.0

    533

    6.8

    5

    6.3

    0

    0.0

    29

    109.6

    OPPONENTS

    80

    50

    62.5

    443

    6.09

    2

    2.5

    3

    3.8

    37

    72.2

    RUSHING

    ATT.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Pacheco

    22

    121

    5.5

    39

    0

    McKinnon

    15

    26

    1.7

    7

    0

    Mahomes

    6

    16

    2.7

    5

    0

    Toney

    1

    14

    14.0

    14

    0

    Hardman

    2

    7

    3.5

    5

    0

    Moore

    1

    3

    3.0

    3

    0

    Gray

    1

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    R.Jones

    1

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    Henne

    1

    -1

    -1.0

    -1

    0

    TEAM

    50

    186

    3.7

    39

    0

    OPPONENTS

    36

    215

    6.0

    23

    2

    RECEIVING

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Kelce

    21

    176

    8.4

    16

    3

    Valdes-Scantling

    7

    122

    17.4

    29

    2

    Pacheco

    6

    65

    10.8

    18

    0

    Toney

    6

    45

    7.5

    9

    0

    Moore

    4

    13

    3.3

    8

    0

    Smith-Schuster

    3

    36

    12.0

    16

    0

    Gray

    2

    31

    15.5

    27

    0

    Hardman

    2

    10

    5.0

    11

    0

    McKinnon

    2

    17

    8.5

    13

    0

    Bell

    1

    4

    4.0

    4

    0

    Kemp

    1

    13

    13.0

    13

    0

    Ju.Watson

    1

    12

    12.0

    12

    0

    TEAM

    56

    544

    9.7

    29

    5

    OPPONENTS

    50

    487

    9.7

    37

    2

    INTERCEPTIONS

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Ja.Watson

    2

    11

    5.5

    10

    0

    J.Williams

    1

    -4

    -4.0

    -4

    0

    TEAM

    3

    7

    2.3

    10

    0

    OPPONENTS

    0

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    SACKS

    NO.

    Clark

    2.5

    C.Jones

    2.0

    Karlaftis

    1.0

    Nnadi

    1.0

    Gay

    0.5

    TEAM

    7.0

    OPPONENTS

    3.0

    GROSS

    NET

    IN

    PUNTING

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    AVG

    20

    LONG

    BLK

    Townsend

    8

    354

    44.3

    40.8

    5

    60

    0

    TEAM

    8

    354

    44.2

    40.8

    5

    60

    0

    OPPONENTS

    8

    387

    48.4

    37.2

    2

    58

    0

    PUNT RETURNS

    NO.

    FC

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Moore

    2

    0

    29

    14.5

    29

    0

    Toney

    4

    0

    35

    8.8

    12

    0

    TEAM

    6

    0

    64

    10.7

    29

    0

    OPPONENTS

    4

    0

    28

    7.0

    9

    0

    KICKOFF RETURNS

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Pacheco

    2

    45

    22.5

    23

    0

    Moore

    1

    18

    18.0

    18

    0

    TEAM

    3

    63

    21.0

    23

    0

    OPPONENTS

    6

    187

    31.2

    63

    0

    OFF.

    DEF.

    FUMBLES/RECOVERIES

    FUM

    REC.

    REC.

    Bolton

    0

    0

    1

    Kelce

    1

    0

    0

    Mahomes

    1

    0

    0

    McKinnon

    0

    1

    0

    TEAM

    2

    1

    1

    OPPONENTS

    1

    0

    1

    SCORE BY QUARTERS

    1

    2

    3

    4

    OT

    TOT

    TEAM

    10

    20

    10

    10

    0

    50

    OPPONENTS

    7

    9

    7

    17

    0

    40

    TOUCHDOWNS

    LONG

    SCORING

    TOT

    RUS

    REC

    RET

    XP

    XPA

    FG

    FGA

    FG

    SAF

    TOT

    Butker

    0

    0

    0

    0

    5

    5

    5

    5

    50

    0

    20

    Kelce

    3

    0

    3

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    18

    Valdes-Scantling

    2

    0

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    12

    TEAM

    5

    0

    5

    0

    5

    5

    5

    5

    50

    0

    45

    OPPONENTS

    4

    2

    2

    0

    4

    4

    4

    4

    48

    0

    36

    FIELD GOALS

    1-19

    20-29

    30-39

    40-49

    50+

    Butker

    0/

    0

    1/

    1

    0/

    0

    2/

    2

    2/

    2

    TEAM

    0/

    0

    1/

    1

    0/

    0

    2/

    2

    2/

    2

    OPPONENTS

    0/

    0

    1/

    1

    1/

    1

    2/

    2

    0/

    0

    Cincinnati Bengals
    1/29/23

    Statistics after 3 games

    COMP

    AVG

    TD

    INT

    PASSING

    ATT.

    COM

    PCT

    YARDS

    GAIN

    TD

    PCT

    INT

    PCT

    LONG

    RATE

    Burrow

    109

    72

    66.1

    721

    6.62

    4

    3.7

    2

    1.8

    35

    89.3

    TEAM

    109

    72

    66.1

    661

    6.62

    4

    3.7

    2

    1.8

    35

    89.3

    OPPONENTS

    114

    71

    62.3

    785

    7.16

    4

    3.5

    2

    1.8

    41t

    88.2

    RUSHING

    ATT.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Mixon

    39

    163

    4.2

    16

    1

    Burrow

    15

    70

    4.7

    21

    1

    Perine

    14

    58

    4.1

    11

    1

    Chase

    1

    3

    3.0

    3

    0

    TEAM

    69

    294

    4.3

    21

    3

    OPPONENTS

    74

    261

    3.5

    35

    1

    RECEIVING

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Chase

    20

    220

    11.0

    35

    2

    Higgins

    13

    148

    11.4

    27t

    1

    Hurst

    13

    141

    10.8

    23

    1

    Mixon

    8

    50

    6.3

    13

    0

    Perine

    8

    35

    4.4

    11

    0

    Boyd

    6

    89

    14.8

    24

    0

    Irwin

    2

    19

    9.5

    13

    0

    Wilcox

    2

    19

    9.5

    10

    0

    TEAM

    72

    721

    10.0

    35

    4

    OPPONENTS

    71

    816

    11.5

    41t

    4

    INTERCEPTIONS

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Davis-Gaither

    1

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    Taylor-Britt

    1

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    TEAM

    2

    0

    0.0

    0

    0

    OPPONENTS

    2

    6

    3.0

    10

    0

    SACKS

    NO.

    Bell

    1.0

    B.Hill

    1.0

    Hilton

    1.0

    Hubbard

    1.0

    Sample

    1.0

    TEAM

    6.0

    OPPONENTS

    10.0

    GROSS

    NET

    IN

    PUNTING

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    AVG

    20

    LONG

    BLK

    Chrisman

    9

    420

    46.7

    36.4

    3

    54

    0

    TEAM

    9

    420

    46.7

    36.4

    3

    54

    0

    OPPONENTS

    11

    472

    42.9

    39.4

    6

    53

    0

    PUNT RETURNS

    NO.

    FC

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    Taylor

    5

    0

    39

    7.8

    14

    0

    TEAM

    5

    0

    39

    7.8

    14

    0

    OPPONENTS

    5

    0

    67

    13.4

    29

    0

    KICKOFF RETURNS

    NO.

    YARDS

    AVG

    LONG

    TD

    T.Williams

    4

    93

    23.3

    29

    0

    Taylor

    1

    18

    18.0

    16

    0

    Irwin

    1

    8

    8.0

    8

    0

    TEAM

    6

    119

    19.8

    29

    0

    OPPONENTS

    10

    218

    21.8

    29

    0

    OFF.

    DEF.

    FUMBLES/RECOVERIES

    FUM

    REC.

    REC.

    Hubbard

    0

    0

    2

    Hurst

    1

    0

    0

    Taylor

    1

    0

    0

    TEAM

    2

    0

    2

    OPPONENTS

    4

    2

    1

    SCORE BY QUARTERS

    1

    2

    3

    4

    OT

    TOT

    TEAM

    17

    15

    22

    17

    0

    71

    OPPONENTS

    3

    27

    17

    3

    0

    50

    TOUCHDOWNS

    LONG

    SCORING

    TOT

    RUS

    REC

    RET

    XP

    XPA

    FG

    FGA

    FG

    SAF

    TOT

    McPherson

    0

    0

    0

    0

    6

    7

    5

    5

    39

    0

    21

    Chase

    2

    0

    2

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    12

    Burrow

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    8

    Higgins

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    8

    Hubbard

    1

    0

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    6

    Hurst

    1

    0

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    6

    Mixon

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    6

    Perine

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    0

    6

    TEAM

    8

    3

    4

    1

    6

    7

    5

    5

    39

    0

    63

    OPPONENTS

    5

    1

    4

    0

    5

    5

    5

    5

    45

    0

    45

    FIELD GOALS

    1-19

    20-29

    30-39

    40-49

    50+

    McPherson

    0/

    0

    3/

    3

    2/

    2

    0/

    0

    0/

    0

    TEAM

    0/

    0

    3/

    3

    2/

    2

    0/

    0

    0/

    0

    OPPONENTS

    0/

    0

    3/

    3

    0/

    0

    2/

    2

    0/

    0

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