In KC, Chiefs hung on to beat Cleveland 22-17. Mahomes scored the first TD of the game via a short TD run. The extra point was no good. Browns countered with a 46 Parkey FG
KC scored their 2nd TD when Mahomes connected with his favorite target, TE Travis Kelce who had 105 reception this season.
Just before the half Mayfield to Higgins for a near TD, but the WR reached out to get the ball into the end zone and fumbled. It was ruled a touchback. KC capitalized on the turnover by kicking a 50 yard FG just before halftime. Many thought it should of been a penalty on KC for spearing.
Browns scored on their 1st drive in the 3rd quarter when Mayfield threw a 4 yard TD pass to Jarvis Landry making it a 19-10 game. Browns held KC to a 33 yard FG making it a 22-10 game. Then Mahomes suffered a concussion in the 3rd quarter after going 21/30 for 265. He missed the final 22 minutes of the game.
Ex Chief Kareem Hunt scored on a 3 yard TD run. The extra point was good making it 22-17. With 8:10 to play, 13 year vet and backup QB Chad Henne threw a deep pass intended for D.Robinson which was intercepted by Joseph in the end zone.
Henne secured the win when on 3rd & 14 ,from the KC 35, scrambled 13 yards. He then completed a 5 yard pass to Hill on 4th & 1 and that sealed the win as the Chiefs ran out the clock to advance to AFC Championship game for a third consecutive year.
The game's turning point was the Higgins fumble into the end zone from the 1 yard line. If you're a KC fan, many would say; if Mahomes wouldn't of gotten hurt, the final score would more likely been 36-17 or something close to that.
Questions Browns fans will ask; why didn't they run the ball more often? Chubb had just 13 carries for 69 yards and Hunt 6 for 32 yards. Mayfield thru the ball 37 times. completing 23 passes for 204 yards with a TD and 1 INT.
In summary, Browns beat the spread as they were a 9.5 underdog, but lost a game they could of won. Mahomes might possibly play vs. Buffalo. That is if; his concussion is mild enough and he's medically cleared to play.
Henne played good enough to help get the win going 6 for 8 for 66 yards with 1 INT. His 13 yard scramble to set-up a 4th & 1 late in the game was huge. It also helped that Henne started the final game of the regular season because he was far from rusty.
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