Patrick Mahomes overcame an ankle injury to help the Chiefs beat the Jaguars for the AFC Championship Game for the fifth straight season; The divisional round continues Sunday with the Cincinnati Bengals @ Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys @ San Francisco 49ers on Sky Sports NFL.
Patrick Mahomes returned from an ankle injury and Travis Kelsey caught two touchdown passes as the Kansas City Chiefs scored a 27–20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars to advance to the AFC Championship Game for the fifth straight season.
Kelse’s 14 receptions (for 98 yards) tied for the third most in NFL postseason history, and Márquez Valdez-Scantling also added a touchdown catch for Kansas City.
Nick Bolton (fumble) and Jaylen Watson (interception) made key takeaways in the fourth quarter to help the Jaguars beat them.
The top-seeded Chiefs will face either the second-seeded Buffalo Bills or the third-seeded Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC title game, with their bout scheduled for Sunday, their first meeting since Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest. Week 17 Contest.
Trevor Lawrence had 24 of 39 passes for 217 yards, a touchdown to Christian Kirk and one interception from the fourth-place Jaguars, while Travis Etienne also rushed to score.
Jacksonville was 10 behind until the start of the last quarter, but passed 75 yards on seven plays and moved 20-17 on Etienne’s four-yard run with 11:49 left.
Mahomes responded with a 75-yard touchdown of his own, on the 10th play of which he threw a six-yard scoring pass to Valdez-Scantling, turning the lead back to 10 with 7:08 left.
Lawrence led the Jaguars in another run, but Jamal Agnew fumbled the ball at the Kansas City four-yard line and Bolton recovered with 5:29 left. .
During Jacksonville’s next drive, Lawrence was intercepted by Watson with 3:48 left before Riley Patterson later hit a 48-yard field goal with 25 seconds left, only to see his follow-up side kick cleared by Kansas City’s Kadarius Toney 25 seconds left.