By: Martin Oldhues
Patrick Mahomes’ resume has grown since making his NFL debut in 2017, including two Super Bowl wins. Now, he leads the Chiefs hopes for a third title in six years after Kansas City beat the Baltimore Ravens 17-10.
The quarterback went 30-of-39 for 241 yards, maintaining his composure in a tight game against the Ravens and not allowing a single interception.
“The job is not done. Our job is to prepare to face a good football team.” Mahomes told his teammates
The play of the game came from wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling, sealing the victory, running for 32 yards with less than three minutes left to ensure the game clock expired before Baltimore had one more offensive chance.
Travis Kelce, who broke Jerry Rice’s record of 151 postseason receptions, picked up for 116 yards with a touchdown.
On defence, cornerback L’jaruis Sneed stripped Baltimore wide receiver Zay Flowers of the ball at the goal line early in the fourth. Later on, Deon Bush intercepted a throw to the end-zone by Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson to keep the lead at 10.
After the game, defensive end Charles Omenihu underwent an MRI on his knee. Omenihu, suffered a torn ACL and will miss the Super Bowl.
Chiefs Head coach Andy Reid is now fourth in appearances in the big game. There is speculation he may retire after this one.
A potential dynasty could see the Chiefs reach a near similar mark of the New England Patriots, who won three Super Bowls in five years and won the AFC Championship five times between 2011 and 2018.
Kansas City will face the San Francisco Giants for the Super Bowl on February 11, 2024, in Las Vegas.