The Chiefs returned to the Super Bowl by defeating the Bengals 23–20 in the AFC Championship game. while the Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game.
Patrick Mahomes finally got the best of Joe Burrow.
He needs a little push.
Harrison Butker made a 45-yard field goal with 3 seconds left. after Cincinnati’s Joseph Osai had flagged Mahomes for a 15-yard penalty. And the Chiefs beat the Bengals 23-20 in the AFC Championship Game. Super Bowl.
Kansas City will face the Philadelphia Eagles. In the Super Bowl on February 12 in Glendale, Arizona. The Eagles opened as 1 1/2-point favorites, according to Fanduel Sportsbook.
There’s no shortage of stories: Kansas City coach Andy Reid goes up against his old team. the one he led to Super Bowl 39 — in a game that marks the first matchup. Of a black starting quarterback in a Super Bowl with Mahomes. and Philadelphia’s Jalen Hurts. .
On top of that, there’s a brother-versus-brother showdown. Between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and Philadelphia center Jason Kelce.
“Officially a Chiefs fan this season!! Jason Kelce tweeted shortly after the Chiefs’ win.
The Chiefs have been making regular postseason runs since. Mahomes arrived in town as the franchise quarterback.
It was their fifth consecutive trip to the AFC title game. And their third Super Bowl appearance in that span. They beat the 49ers for the NFL title in the 2019 season, but lost to the Bucs the following season.
The Eagles beat the Niners 31-7 in Sunday’s NFC title game. They have looked dominant in the playoffs thus far. Defeating the New York Giants 38-7 in the divisional round.
Philadelphia returned to the Super Bowl five years later defeating. The New England Patriots 41–33 on February 4, 2018.
Now a mostly new generation of Eagles — led by coach Nick Siriani and Hurts. Will come to Arizona to try to win another title. The Chiefs-Bengals game looked like Osai’s ill-advised play going into overtime as Mahomes. Who was playing on a badly sprained ankle — ran for a first down in the final seconds. As Osai desperately tried to track him down.
Mahomes was out of bounds when Osai hit him, sending both players tumbling to the turf. The ensuing 15-yard penalty was enough to push Butker into field-goal range. And the kick split the uppers.
After the game, a distraught Osai sat on the bench with his head on his head.
The Bengals and Chiefs were playing for the fourth time in less than 400 days. And Cincinnati had won the previous three meetings – all by three points. It was also decided by a field goal, and all Burrow could do was watch.
The Bengals lost to the Rams in last year’s Super Bowl and missed another chance to return to the title game.