Chiefs headed to Super Bowl after shutting down Ravens

Published 5:23 pm Sunday, January 28, 2024

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce were at their magnificent best in the first half, and Kansas Citys defense delivered another masterpiece against Lamar Jackson and Baltimore, helping the Chiefs reach the Super Bowl for the fourth time in five years with a 1710 victory in the AFC championship game Sunday.

Kelce caught 11 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown, and now the big question at next months Super Bowl in Las Vegas is whether his girlfriend Taylor Swift will be able to make it there in the middle of her tour. The pop star was on hand again Sunday, and the 34yearold Kelce was at his best.

Kansas City (146) will face either San Francisco or Detroit on Feb. 11, and a win would make the Chiefs the first team to win it all in backtoback seasons since the New England Patriots 19 years ago.

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Swifts presence has turned the Chiefs into even more of a glamour team than they already were, but its been more of a bluecollar performance on the field this season. Aside from Kelce, Mahomes hasnt had the receiving playmakers hes enjoyed in years past.

Instead, the defense has been a big part of why Kansas City won the AFC West and eventually prevailed in two straight road playoff games against Buffalo and Baltimore to win the conference.

The Chiefs led 177 at halftime, and Justin Tuckers 43yard field goal with 2:34 to play was the only scoring of the second half.