Chiefs Advance to AFC Championship

The Kansas City Chiefs were heavy favorites heading into to the AFC Divisional Round against the Indianapolis Colts at home. The cold weather would play a factor in the game. Kansas City dominated Indianapolis 31-13.

Damien Williams scored on a 10-yard touchdown run and Tyreek Hill scored on a 36-yard touchdown in the first-quarter for the Chiefs. That was Hill’s only carry in the game. He also caught eight receptions for 72 yards receiving. Travis Kelce was Kansas City’s leading receiver with seven receptions for 108 yards receiving.

Williams was the leading rusher for the Chiefs with 129 yards rushing on 25 carries and a score. He also caught five passes for 25 yards receiving.

With the Colts trailing 17-0 in the second-quarter, Najee Goode blocked a punt and Zach Pascal recovered the ball in the end zone for an Indianapolis touchdown.

On the Kansas City Chiefs next drive, Patrick Mahomes scored on a 4-yard touchdown run. He finished with eight rushing yards on three carries and a score. Mahomes also completed 27-of-41 passes for 278 yards.

With Indianapolis trailing 24-7 in the fourth-quarter, Andrew Luck threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton (missed extra point). Hilton caught four passes for 60 yards receiving and a touchdown. Luck completed 19-of-36 passes for 203 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 17 yards on two carries.

Marlon Mack was Indianapolis’s leading rusher with 46 yards rushing on nine carries.

The Indianapolis Colts failed to recover an onside kick. After the Kansas City Chiefs were forced to punt on their next drive, Indianapolis ran into the punter and it resulted in a Chiefs first down because it was a fourth-and-3.

It led to a Darrel Williams 6-yard rushing touchdown with 2:32 remaining in regulation. He rushed for nine yards on three carries and a score.

The (6) Indianapolis Colts (11-7) season concludes. The (1) Kansas City Cheifs (13-4) will either host the (5) Los Angeles Chargers (13-4) or the (2) New England Patriots (11-5) in the AFC Championship Game next Sunday at 6:40 p.m. at home. This is the first time in Chiefs history they will host the AFC Championship Game.

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