Chiefs clinch playoff berth behind miraculous Mahomes

11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Sunday, December 09 2018 Dec 9, 2018 Sunday, December 09, 2018 9:06:08 PM CST December 09, 2018 in Sports
By: Mark Powers KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Kansas City clinched a trip to the playoffs for the fifth time in the past six seasons.

Kansas City - Patrick Mahomes did other-worldly things and the Kansas City Chiefs won on Sunday. That seems to have been the one sentence summary of almost every Chiefs game this season, and Sunday’s battle with the Baltimore Ravens was no different. Mahomes completed two improbable fourth down passes on the eventual game tying drive as his 377 passing yards and two touchdown tosses led the Chiefs to a 27-24 overtime victory.

Mahomes’ 48 yard completion to Tyreek Hill on fourth down with the game on the line was one of the most astounding plays of Mahomes’ short but already decorated career. With just under 1:30 remaining in the fourth quarter, the gunslinger sprinted to his right, while being chased by two defenders, and gunned the ball across his body to Hill who caught the pass in stride. The conversion, on fourth and nine, set up Damien Williams’ game tying touchdown four plays later that sent the game into overtime.

Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce once again paced the receivers. Hill finished with 139 yards on eight catches, while the tight end Kelce added a touchdown to 7 receptions for 77 yards. Running back Spencer Ware was phenomenal in his new spot as the starter. He carried the ball 15 times for 75 yards while also adding 54 yards receiving. His rushing was vital to maintain a resemblance of balance in the offense while Mahomes passed the ball around the field to the tune of 53 pass attempts.

The Chiefs defense was vital in the victory. While it did allow 24 points, they managed to hold explosive quarterback Lamar Jackson under 200 yards passing and forced a turnover. The biggest moment for the defense, however, was stopping the Ravens (7-6) in overtime after the Chiefs (11-2) had taken the lead on a Harrison Butker field goal, securing the win.

With the win, the Chiefs officially clinched a playoff berth. Losses by the Patriots and other AFC foes also put Kansas City in position to clinch home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a win on Thursday night against San Diego and some help elsewhere around the league. The Chiefs beat the Chargers in a week one matchup in San Diego. The Chargers will be looking to return the favor Thursday when they head to Arrowhead.

 

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