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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes finds Mecole Hardman for bounce-back TD in AFC title game vs Bills

Patrick Mahomes, Mecole Hardman, Chiefs, Bills

Mecole Hardman hauled in Patrick Mahomes’ floater for a touchdown to rally the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills

Mahomes completed a 6-yard touchdown pass to Hardman after the Buffalo Bills hopped out to a quick lead on the Chiefs. 

Kansas City had a nightmare start to the game, falling behind nine points early. The Bills scored on the opening possession of the game against the Chiefs, with rookie Tyler Bass drilling as a 51-yard field goal, the longest kick at Arrowhead Stadium in playoff history. 

It looked like the Bills were going to add onto to their lead but a monstrous sack of Josh Allen pushed the Bills back deep into their own territory. They failed to convert third and long and were forced to punt.

And if you have any familiarity with the Kansas City Chiefs, you know they are the comeback kids. In their championship run, the Chiefs managed to get down double digits in each game of the postseason.

It clearly didn’t matter, as the Chiefs walked out of the postseason holding the Vince Lombardi Trophy. 

While history isn’t favoring the Bills, there is plenty of football to be played. Josh Allen and crew will have to find a way to limit Mahomes’ mobility in the pocket and disrupt his vision, which is a lethal weapon for the Chiefs’ offense.

The winner of this Chiefs-Bills game will face Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa, Florida. The Bucs just knocked off the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers in a roller coaster ride that featured a combined four interceptions. This year Super Bowl will be the first in NFL history that features the hosting team playing the game in its own stadium. Other teams have hosted the game in their own metropolitan area, but not their actual home ballpark.