Chiefs erase playoff demons with authority
Minnesota Twins. About 20 months later Mahomes had a son, Patrick II.’ data-reactid=”17″>Pat Mahomes had just finished his second major-league season, pitching for the Minnesota Twins. About 20 months later Mahomes had a son, Patrick II.
There has been a lot of heartache for Chiefs fans since that playoff win, particularly at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs were dealt six straight home playoff losses, which is an NFL record. From 1994 to Saturday they had one playoff win, period, against an overmatched Houston Texans team in the wild-card round three seasons ago.
None of that will matter with two more wins. The Chiefs, who blew a second-half lead in a home playoff game against the Tennessee Titans last season, kept mauling the Colts in a dominant 31-13 victory, snapping that NFL record streak of consecutive home playoff losses. There would be no crazy, heartbreaking loss on Saturday. The Chiefs won, and for the first time ever, Kansas City will host a conference championship game.
the Colts had 21 yards and no first downs. The only points they had into the fourth quarter came on a blocked punt.’ data-reactid=”28″>It’s rare to see a good offense look as bad as Indianapolis did on Saturday. Through the first 28 minutes against the Chiefs, the Colts had 21 yards and no first downs. The only points they had into the fourth quarter came on a blocked punt.
The Chiefs’ pass rush often bothered Andrew Luck, which was shocking considering how well the Colts protected Luck all season. Kansas City allowed virtually nothing in the run game. And when Luck did have time to throw, his receivers got no separation.
In a way it seemed reminiscent of the 2006 Colts. That year, a bad Indianapolis defense simply flipped a switch and played very well through the playoffs, as that team led by Peyton Manning brought home a Super Bowl. The Chiefs defense hadn’t looked this good all season, and then against a hot offense led by Luck, it suddenly looked great.
Before we talk about the Chiefs pulling a 2006 Colts, they have to win an AFC championship game against the Chargers or Patriots next Sunday. But that game will be at Arrowhead Stadium. And with the way the Chiefs looked on Saturday, they’re going to be tough to beat.
Chiefs fans have waited a long time for this. Rest up your vocal cords Kansas City, you have a big game coming next week.
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