The Cincinnati Bengals are one match away from their first championship.
The Bengals closed an 18-point deficit to beat the Kansas City Captain 27-24 in extra time on Sunday in the AFC Championship, matching the biggest comeback in title game history. enemy.
After Patrick Mahomes was tackled in the first extra time, Evan McPherson hit the ball from 31 yards to complete a stunning strike.
The Bengals, one of 12 NFL teams that have never won a championship, advance to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1988. They will play the winner of the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 56 on Sunday. Sunday, February 13.
To that end, the Bengals had to erase a 21-3 deficit.
The Chiefs found the final zone on each of their first three properties, with Mahomes finding Hill cutting across behind the final zone on their first drive for a 10-yard encounter and 7-0 lead. He then connected with Kelce in a five-yard strike early in the second half and added a three-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman in the latter possession to push Kansas City 18 ahead.
The Bengals’ Samaje Perine responded by making a short 41-yard pass from Burrow to the final area, putting Cincinnati in the 21-10 with 1:05 half left.
That was enough time for Mahomes and the chiefs to reach the one-foot road in Cincinnati. After Mahomes and Offense were praised throughout the week for their ability to manage the clock in their win over the Bills in the divisional round, time for the Chiefs was up. With five seconds left, Mahomes delivered a short pass to Hill, who was blocked by Eli Apple just before the line. Mahomes then tried to call a timeout that the Chiefs didn’t have, and Kansas City was unable to attempt a goal before time ran out.
After the Bengals scored one more goal late in the third half, Mahomes was stopped by BJ Hill to give the ball to Cincinnati at Kansas City 30. That set up Burrow’s two-yard touchdown pass to Ja’Marr Chase with 14 seconds remaining. back in the match on Tuesday. Trent Taylor started the two-point conversion later, as the Bengals scored 11 in 2:40 seconds to pull even at 21-21.
In the prescribed Bengals’ go-ahead drive, Burrow exited two sacks close to the run to gain a seven-yard advantage for the first down. Again facing a third fall, Burrow had an 11-yard scramble to win the first fall to extend the helm. Tyler Boyd’s 34-yard finish helped Evan McPherson score a 52-yard goal to give the Bengals a 24-21 lead with 6:07 remaining.
The chiefs marched down the field, setting their first target and goal from the Cincinnati year. Mahomes was then fired in consecutive plays, fumbling with the ball while backing third to push the Captain back to the 26-yard line. Harrison Butker then switched target on the 44-yard field when time ran out to send the game into extra time.
That would be the final score put on the board this season by the captains, who are looking to become the fourth team in NFL history to advance to three consecutive Super Bowls.
After Kansas City received the ball early in extra time, Mahomes attempted a deep pass in third and 10th place to Hill. Safety Jesse Bates cleared the ball from behind Hill, finishing in the hands of Vonn Bell to Cincinnati cushion the ball at 40m for his team.
The Bengals mostly put the ball on the final hit to Joe Mixon, whose 13-yard shot helped establish the winning goal.
Mahomes’ post-season record dropped to 9-3 when he lost to a quarterback other than Tom Brady for the first time in the playoffs.
Burrow completed 23 of 38 passes for 250 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He became the first quarterback to take the No. 1 in the draft to lead his team to the Super Bowl in his first two seasons.
The mixon finished with 88 yards on 21 carry. Tee Higgins received 103 yards on six catches.
The Bengals advance to the Super Bowl for the third time in franchise history (1981, 1988). They once lost to the San Francisco 49ers.
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