Kansas City Chiefs Overcome 24-0 Deficit to Advance in NFL Playoffs

Source: CBS Sports

Source: CBS Sports

Jason Alwang

On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs overcame a 24-0 deficit to defeat the Houston Texans in the AFC divisional game. The Chiefs will play against the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship game next week, who upset the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday. 

The game was in Kansas City and the fans were quiet by the Texans offensive first quarter when they were up 21-0 after the first. Early on in the second quarter, the Texans got a field goal which made it 24-0. After that, the momentum shifted to the Chiefs, who scored 4 touchdowns in about 7 and a half minutes to take a 28 to 24 lead at the half. 

Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes completed 23 of his 35 passes with 5 passing touchdowns and 321 passing yards. Mahomes also rushed for 53 yards on 7 carries. These absurd stats made him the arguable MVP of the game.

Mahomes wasn’t the only one who had a great game. Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce had 10 receptions for 134 yards, as well as 3 of the 5 touchdown catches. Kelce was arguably the best receiver for both sides of the field. 

On the other team, meanwhile, Texans WR Deandre Hopkins also had a pretty good game. Hopkins had 9 receptions for 118 yards. Hopkins is normally the receiver who Quarterback Deshaun Watson looks for. Watson had good stats as well throwing 31/52 for 388 yards and 2 passing touchdowns.

Patrick Mahomes spoke in his post-game interview with CBS reporter Tracy Wolfson saying, “Everyone was already counting us out. Let’s keep fighting and go one play at a time.”  Mahomes was talking towards the people through social media that have said the Chiefs can’t get it done and that was his response.

The Chiefs will play host to the Tennessee Titans this Sunday at 3:05 EST time in the AFC Championship game.