The Kansas City Chiefs have punched their ticket to the AFC Championship Game for the fifth straight season, as Andy Reid’s squad defeated Doug Pederson and the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-20. Patrick Mahomes suffered an ankle injury toward the end of the first quarter after taking a low hit. He missed one drive, but shook off the pain and returned in the second half to lead Kansas City to victory.
The Chiefs jumped out to a 17-10 halftime lead thanks to two touchdowns from star tight end Travis Kelce. His 10 catches in the first half tied the record for most receptions in a first half of a playoff game since 1991. The best tight end in the NFL finished with 14 catches for 98 yards and two scores.