Mahomes lifts Chiefs to Super Bowl appearance


January 20, 2020 - 10:08 AM

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes hoists the Lamar Hunt AFC Championship trophy over his head after the Chiefs defeated the Tennessee Titans 35-24 on Sunday. CHRIS OCHSNER/KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ? With his best imitation of a tightrope walker, Patrick Mahomes high-wired the Kansas City Chiefs into their first Super Bowl since 1970.

Oh sure, Mahomes did his usual superb job passing, but it was his 27-yard tap dance down the left sideline late in the first half that gave the Chiefs their first lead. From there, they outran the run-oriented Tennessee Titans and star back Derrick Henry for a 35-24 victory Sunday in the AFC championship.

At last, for the third time overall, the Chiefs (14-4) are Super Bowl bound.

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