Bengals vs. Chiefs live updates: K.C. leading in AFC title game
It’s rematch time in Kansas City, as Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in the AFC Championship Game for the second straight season.
The winner will advance to Super Bowl LVII in Arizona (Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports App), where they’ll face the Philadelphia Eagles, which took down the San Francisco 49ers, 31-7, in the NFC title game earlier on FOX.
Here are the highlights!
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs
Clark catches Burrow
Frank Clark put an end to the Bengals’ opening drive when he dropped Burrow for a 10-yard loss on third down, forcing Cincinnati to punt.
It was unknown how much of an impact Travis Kelce would have entering Sunday’s game, as he suffered a back injury during Friday’s practice. It didn’t appear to bother him on Kansas City’s opening drive, however, as he made a grab and fought for 16 yards on the Chiefs’ third play of the game.
Kadarius Toney came this close to making a touchdown catch on the Chiefs’ opening drive. However, he wasn’t able to secure the grab as he hit the ground, making it an incomplete pass.
Kansas City challenged the play, but the call on the field was upheld. The Chiefs were able to get three points on the drive though, as Harrison Butker connected on a 43-yard field goal on the next play.
The Bengals’ offensive line faced trouble early. After allowing a third-down sack on the first drive, the unit gave up sacks on back-to-back plays on the second drive.
Willie Gay came up with the second on second down to make it third-and-18. Then, Chiefs star defensive tackle Chris Jones came up with the sack on the next play — his first sack in the postseason.
The Chiefs were moving the ball down the field again on their second drive of the game. As they made their way into Bengals territory, Kelce made another first-down grab. But right after making the catch, Kelce tossed the ball to his left to Jerick McKinnon. The toss wasn’t clean, but the McKinnon fell on it to make sure that Kansas City retained possession.
Isiah Pacheco made his way into the end zone a few plays later, but the touchdown was wiped off the board due to a holding penalty. So the Chiefs settled for three again, giving them a 6-0 lead at the beginning of the second quarter.
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