With virtually everyone telling them they couldn’t defeat the mighty Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs did just that. With a suffocating KC defense and Patrick Mahomes leading the way offensively, the boys in red are heading to Super Bowl LVIII.
All week, I heard about the Baltimore Ravens highly talented defense. Everyone gave them the edge over the Kansas City Chiefs. But it was the Chiefs defense that was effective from start to finish. Had it not been for a missed sack, likely, Baltimore wouldn’t have scored in this game.
The Chiefs’ defense forced three turnovers: a strip sack by Charles Omenihu, a fumble recovery in the end zone by Trent McDuffie, and an interception from Deon Bush in the fourth quarter again in the end zone.
Patrick Mahomes listened all week about the Ravens being better than his team. Travis Kelce said this was a game he wanted more than any other in his career. The two ensured the offense scored enough points and made big plays, propelling the team to Super Bowl LVIII.
Mahomes threw for 241 yards and a touchdown. No completion was more significant than the 32-yard bomb on third and two to seal the win. With no timeouts after that dagger, the Chiefs ran out the clock.
He had plenty of help from Travis Kelce, with 11 catches on 11 targets for 116 yards and a touchdown. He broke Jerry Rice’s record for postseason catches at 141 in the game. In two weeks, he’ll build on that lead and take his 146 post-season catches to the field in Super Bowl LVIII.
Next up, the Chiefs will face the winner of the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.
Regardless of how you felt about this football team during the regular season or the daunting task of attempting to win at Buffalo and Baltimore to return to the Super Bowl. It wasn’t easy; it wasn’t pretty, but great players find ways to win games.
The Chiefs are gritty, challenging, and take nothing for granted. They are the example all teams aspire to become. Even in the post-game celebration on the field, they were reserved and already focused on winning back-to-back Super Bowls.
That’s why they are champions, and Mahomes is the GOAT. I know Tom Brady has more rings, but at 28, Mahomes is the best, and he’s nowhere near done in his professional career. He’s attempting to take the next step in his chase for Brady by winning the Super Bowl in consecutive seasons.
There are certainly some areas to clean up heading into the Super Bowl. They might also have to make some roster additions. Charles Omenihu left with a knee injury, Willie Gay was a late scratch, and Joe Thuney didn’t play either.
Though Mike Danna did a solid job for Omenihu, Nick Allegretti struggled in the second half. The good news is that he was their best offensive lineman in the first half.
For tonight, none of that matters for the Chiefs. They’ll have plenty of time to fix and dissect their game plan for Super Bowl LVIII.
In Summary, significant props to my YouTube Producer, Hence Todd, for accurately predicting the Chiefs would go back-to-back Super Bowl wins.
Stay tuned to Chiefs Blitz for all your news heading towards the big game in Las Vegas in two weeks.