Why AFC Championship win over Bengals was a 'perfect day'


All things considered, it felt like the Chiefs' win over the Bengals in last Sunday's AFC Championship game meant a little more than usual. Whether it was the Bengals players talking trash, the Mayor of Cincinnati talking trash, or the fact that Patrick Mahomes was basically playing on one ankle, the fact that the Chiefs were able to gut out a win that not only gave them some revenge from last year's Championship loss, but also sent them to the Super Bowl, had some saying it was one of the best wins of the Mahomes/Reid era. So what was the definitive takeaway from Sunday's thriller? While speaking to 610's The Drive on Wednesday, Chiefs Insider Pete Sweeney gave his take.

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"I think that this was different, in that all day, you knew that it was going to be this heavyweight style fight that could go either way," he said. "Even if the most diehard, bias Chiefs fan was being honest themselves, they said, we could lose today. It was one of those hard-fought fights that, you play it 10 times, maybe it goes one way 5 times, maybe the other 5 times. The Chiefs were able to gut it out against whose really become their most recent, greatest, AFC rival. A very rewarding day. It was dramatic. Because the Bengals were chirping a lot, it made it all the more sweeter ... it was a perfect day, and again, just a day that could have gone either way. And it went the Chiefs way."

You can listen to Sweeney's entire interview in the embedded player below:

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