The Kansas City Chiefs completed one of the largest comebacks in NFL playoffs history to defeat the Houston Texans 51-31 and advance to the AFC Championship next Sunday.
Kansas City was down 24-0 early in the second quarter before scoring 41 consecutive points, including 24 points in the final 10 minutes before the half. The comeback was the fourth-largest in playoffs history and became the first time to ever win a playoff game by 20 or more after trailing by 20 or more. The Chiefs also broke the record for most consecutive touchdown drives in NFL playoff history with seven straight. Patrick Mahomes finished the day with 321 yards on 23-35 passing and five touchdowns. Four of those touchdowns came in the second quarter, and three of those touchdowns were thrown to tight end Travis Kelce.
For the second straight season, Kansas City will play in the AFC Championship game. This season, their adversary will be the sixth-seeded Tennessee Titans, who defeated New England in the Wild Card round and then first-seed Baltimore in the divisional round. The Titans and Chiefs will kick off next Sunday at 2:05 p.m, with the game being broadcast on the Might 690, KGGF.