Bengals vs. Chiefs: Round 1
It was almost exactly a year ago that the two teams met in the AFC Championship. Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdowns in the first half to give the Chiefs a 21-3 lead in the second quarterBurrow led the Bengals into the end zone before the halftime break, and Sincey’s defense dominated the rest of the game, holding Mahomes and KC to just three late points.
A field goal trailed the Bengals by eight points, and Burrow found Jamal Chase on a short TD completion to end the third quarter. A successful 2-point conversion catch by Trent Taylor set the game up for a heart-pounding final quarter.
Evan McPherson’s 52-yard field goal put the Bengals on top for the first time, but with less than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, the Chiefs drove inside the 5-yard line, forcing the Bengals defense to grab the final hold. had. settle for a field goal to send the game into overtime.
Mahomes threw an interception to start the OT session, while Burrow led the Bengals down the field, Evan McPherson’s field goal won the game that put Cincinnati in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1988.