Kansas City Chiefs Wiretap

Patrick Mahomes Leads Chiefs To AFC Title, Advance To Super Bowl

Jan 29, 2023 10:25 PM

Almost a year to the day after the Cincinnati Bengals sent the Kansas City Chiefs home in overtime of last season's AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs got their revenge. Playing through a high ankle sprain, quarterback Patrick Mahomes snapped Joe Burrow and the Bengals' streak of three straight wins over Kansas City.

Harrison Butker sent the Chiefs to the Super Bowl with a 45-yard field goal to win 23-20. It is the Chiefs' third Super Bowl berth in four seasons. They'll face Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles.


Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Patrick Mahomes To Start For AFC Championship Game

Jan 27, 2023 3:30 PM

Patrick Mahomes will start the AFC Championship Game for the Kansas City Chiefs despite his high ankle sprain, Andy Reid confirmed on Friday.

Mahomes suffered the injury in the first half of last week's game.

Mahomes practice all three days this week.

Reid said the Chiefs' game plan is expansive enough that they can call plays to avoid any limitations Mahomes may have.

"He's moving around [well],'' Reid said. "He can go out and play.''

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Injury

Patrick Mahomes Says He's 'Ready To Go' For AFC Title Game

Jan 26, 2023 8:27 AM

Patrick Mahomes is leaving no doubt that he'll play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

"AFC championship week," Mahomes said. "Ready to go."

Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain in the first quarter of the Kansas City Chiefs' 27-20 playoff victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday. He returned to the game in the second half.

Mahomes was listed as a full participant at Wednesday's practice. Mahomes said the ankle has progressed since the game against the Jaguars.

"It's doing good," he said. "I've done a few days of treatment, a few days of rehab. Excited to get on the practice field and kind of test it out and see where I'm at. But it's feeling good so far.

"I felt better than I thought I was going to be after the game. Moving on it during the game definitely hurt. But after the game, I was able to rest it and kind of ice it up and do different stuff like that. I felt in a little bit better position, and obviously the next morning felt a little bit better, and then I've continued to get better throughout the week, so we'll see how I feel today at practice."

Associated Press

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Injury, Misc Rumor

Cautious Chiefs Preparing As Though Patrick Mahomes Will Play

Jan 24, 2023 8:40 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing as though Patrick Mahomes will play against the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game.

Andy Reid said the Chiefs aren't certain whether they will be able to go with Mahomes or have to use veteran Chad Henne at quarterback on Sunday.

"He's worked hard in the treatment and is doing OK," Reid said of Mahomes, who suffered a high ankle sprain in Saturday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"He mentioned it to you that he's going to play. That's his mindset, and then we'll just take it day by day and see how he does."

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Injury, Misc Rumor

Patrick Mahomes Has High Ankle Sprain

Jan 22, 2023 4:14 PM

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain during Saturday's divisional-round victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The nature of the injury to Mahomes' right ankle was confirmed Sunday by an MRI, which showed no other damage, a source told Schefter.

Mahomes said Saturday night that he plans to play in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game.


Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills, Injury

Five AFC Teams Will Play Home Games Overseas In 2023

Jan 19, 2023 8:41 AM

The Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans will each play international games during the NFL's 2023 regular season.

The Chiefs and Patriots will play in Germany, while the Bills, Titans and Jaguars will play in London.

The Bills and Titans are the designated home teams for two games at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, while the Jaguars will host a game at Wembley Stadium as part of their multiyear commitment to playing in the United Kingdom.

There will be no international game in Mexico in 2023 due to renovations taking place in Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

Associated Press

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor

NFL Divisional Round Lines, Spreads, Probabilities

Jan 18, 2023 1:29 PM

The last eight remaining teams of the 2022 NFL season will square off this weekend in the Divisional Round. The pair of Saturday games feature point spreads of over one touchdown, while the two Sunday games are expected to be closer. 

Saturday, 4:30 PM ET
Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs(-9.5, 52)

Saturday, 8:15 PM ET
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles(-7.5, 47)

Sunday, 3:00 PM ET
Cincinnati Bengals at Buffalo Bills (-3.5, 50)

Sunday, 6:30 PM ET
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers(-4.5, 45.5)

According to FiveThirtyEight, the Chiefs and Eagles have the best odds of reaching the Super Bowl at 45 percent and 44 percent respectively. Those two teams have an implied probability above 75 percent of reaching the Conference Championship.

The Bills and 49ers finished the season ranked first and second in Total DVOA, followed by the Eagles, Chiefs and Bengals to round out the top-5. The 49ers finished first in Weighted DVOA.



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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Gambling

Bills-Chiefs AFC Championship Would Be Played In Atlanta

Jan 12, 2023 2:31 PM

If the Kansas City Chiefs play the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game, it will be played in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The fact that a potential Bills-Chiefs matchup would be played at a neutral site was already known, but the league had yet to disclose where that location would be. 

All other potential AFC Championship Game matchups would take place at the home stadium of the higher seed.

The Chiefs have hosted 

"Nothing was going to be fair for anybody, I don't think. It's a situation that we never have encountered before," Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomessaid Monday regarding a site for the potential matchup. "But at the end of the day, I was so happy that Damar was doing better, and that's the most important stuff.

"And so him doing better and him being in a better spot, we were ready to do whatever scenario was going to happen. So if that was neutral site, if that was going there [to Buffalo], whatever it was, we were just ready to go out there and play. But we have to win that first game first, so let's worry about whoever we play in that first round, or that first round for us."

Alaina Getzenberg/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs

NFL Announces AFC Championship Could Be Played At Neutral Site

Jan 5, 2023 9:46 PM

The NFL announced that they will not resume play of Monday's Week 17 game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.

The NFL decided that playing the Buffalo-Cincinnati game to its conclusion would have no effect on which teams qualify for the playoffs and it would also require postponing the start of the playoffs by one week.

The AFC Championship Game will be played at a neutral site if the participating teams played an unequal number of games and both could have been the number one seed and hosted the game had all AFC clubs played a full 17-game regular season. Those circumstances involve Buffalo or Cincinnati qualifying for the game as a road team and are listed below:

Scenario 1
Buffalo and Kansas City both win or both tie – a Buffalo vs Kansas City championship game would be at a neutral site.

Scenario 2
Buffalo and Kansas City both lose and Baltimore wins or ties – a Buffalo vs Kansas City championship game would be at a neutral site.

Scenario 3
Buffalo and Kansas City both lose and Cincinnati wins – a Buffalo or Cincinnati vs Kansas City championship game would be at a neutral site.

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs

Jaguars-Titans, Chiefs-Raiders Moved To Saturday

Jan 2, 2023 10:46 AM

The NFL has moved Week 18 games between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars as well as the Kansas City Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders to Saturday.

The 8:15 PM EST game between the Titans and Jaguars will decide the AFC South.

The Chiefs and Raiders will start at 4:30 PM EST and could help Kansas City secure the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Chiefs have hosted the AFC Championship Game in each of the past four years. 

Charean Williams/ProFootballTalk

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans

Seahawks Will Have Kenneth Walker Against Chiefs

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Travis Kelce Reaches 10,000 Yards Faster Than Any Other TE

Jesse Newel/Kansas City Star

Tyler Boyd: Burrow-Mahomes Is The New Manning-Brady


DT Brandon Williams To Sign With Chiefs

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Chiefs Sign Melvin Gordon To Practice Squad


Travis Kelce Sets TE Record With 33rd 100-Yard Game

Grant Gordon/NFL

Odell Beckham Hopes To Sign By End Of Month


NFL Flexes Chiefs-Chargers To SNF In Week 11


Former Chiefs Assistant Britt Reid Gets Three-Year Prison Sentence


Chiefs Acquire Kadarius Toney From Giants

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Chiefs DE Frank Clark Suspended For Two Games

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Christian McCaffery Expected To Make 49ers Debut Sunday


Travis Kelce On Restructuring Deal: Something's In The Air

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Chiefs Create Cap Space By Restructuring Travis Kelce's Contract

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Davante Adams Pushes Person Postgame, Apologizes

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Patrick Mahomes Becomes Fastest To Reach 20,000 Passing Yards

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

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