Chiefs down Bengals to return to Super Bowl

Travis Kelce after Chiefs; win: "'Burrowhead', my ass"

Kansas City, Mo. (610 Sports Radio/WGR 550) - After just missing out on a trip to the Super Bowl last season against the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game, the Kansas City Chiefs exacted revenge on Sunday evening at Arrowhead Stadium with a 23-20 win over Cincinnati on home turf.

After a strong defensive stop late in the fourth quarter, highlighted by a Chris Jones third down sack, the Chiefs were able to get the ball one more time with just 30 seconds remaining in the game and the score tied at 20-20.

Thanks to a clutch third down scamper for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, followed by an extra 15 yards added on to the end of the play for a late hit out-of-bounds, it was Harrison Butker who called game with three seconds to go in the game, as he kicked a 45-yard field goal right through the uprights to send the Chiefs to Glendale, Arizona for a matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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If there was one thing more talked about than Mahomes' ankle injury in the week-long lead up to Sunday's AFC Championship Game, it may have been the Bengals' new name for Arrowhead Stadium.

All week, Bengals players were quick to point out that Burrow was 3-0 against the Chiefs, and some went as far as calling Arrowhead Stadium, "Burrowhead".

It, of course, did not sit very well with anyone in the Chiefs' locker room, and after the win on Sunday, tight end Travis Kelce made that abundantly clear.

That wasn't the only line Kelce had ready, either. He was quick to address the Mayor of Cincinnati, who engaged in some trash talk of his own earlier this week:

While Cincinnati won't be headed to their second-straight Super Bowl appearance, the night wasn't a total waste: They did learn a valuable lesson about trash talking the Chiefs.

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