KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This time, Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs took care of business.
A year after falling short with an overtime home loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game, the Chiefs treated the Arrowhead Stadium faithful to a 35-24 victory Sunday over the Tennessee Titans. In so doing, Kansas City punched its ticket to the Super Bowl for the first time in the last 50 years.
The stretch is the longest between two Super Bowl appearances for a single team in NFL history.
The Chiefs did need to climb out of an early hole to secure the victory. For the second time in as many weeks, they spotted their opponent a double-digit first-half lead before coming to life. Tennessee’s