Chiefs Defensive Star Knocked Out of Divisional Round Game vs. Bills

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Getty Images Chiefs S Tyrann Mathieu was named Kansas City's team MVP for the 2019 season.

Early in the Kansas City Chiefs‘ Divisional Round Game against the Buffalo Bills, safety Tyrann Mathieu suffered an injury.

During the game-opening drive for the Bills, Mathieu took a hit to the head from one of his teammates who was attempting to follow up on a tackle made by Mathieu. Mathieu held his head after his teammate made contact with his upper body, and eventually made his way to the medical tent.

Shortly after entering the medical tent, Mathieu exited the tent and was seen making his way towards the locker room.

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The Chiefs then announced that Mathieu was being evaluated for a concussion. Mathieu was officially ruled out of the game early in the second quarter.

Chiefs Beat Bills in Overtime

In what will go down as one of the best playoff games in recent memory, the Chiefs beat the Bills 42-36 in overtime to advance to the AFC Championship Game.

While the teams exchanged blows throughout the game, the barrage of points scored didn’t happen until there were only two minutes left in the game. From that point on until the end of regulation, both Kansas City and Buffalo scored a combined 24 points.

It started when the Bills capped off a 17-play, 75-yard drive with a touchdown and a successful two-point conversion to make the score 29-26 in favor of Buffalo. Kansas City responded with a five-play, 75-yard drive which ended with a Patrick Mahomes pass to Tyreek Hill, who put on the burners and scored a 64-yard touchdown. The point after attempt made it 33-29 Chiefs.

After Buffalo QB Josh Allen threw his fourth touchdown of the day to wide receiver Gabriel Davis with 13 seconds left in the game, the Chiefs took the ball 44 yards in 10 seconds on the following drive to set up a 49-yard field goal for Harrison Butker, which he made to send the game to overtime.

Kansas City won the overtime coin toss and elected to receive the ball. Mahomes and the Chiefs offense then marched 67 yards on seven plays and capped off the drive with a game-winning touchdown from Mahomes to tight end Travis Kelce.

KC Faces CIN in AFC Title Game

With another playoff win in the books, the Chiefs will now face the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Title game. The Bengals won their Divisional Round matchup against the Tennessee Titans 19-16 on Saturday, January 22.

Kansas City faced the Bengals most recently in Week 17 when the Chiefs lost to the Bengals in Cincinnati 34-31. In that game, Cincy QB Joe Burrow threw for 446 yards and four touchdowns. Bengals rookie wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase caught 11 balls for 266 and three touchdowns that day against the Chiefs’ defense as well.

The AFC Championship Game between the Chiefs and Bengals will take place at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, January 30 at 2 p.m. Arrowhead Time.