Match Report

Chiefs choke out Ravens to return to Super Bowl

The tandem of Mahomes and Kelce was once again too much for the Ravens, as the Chiefs take the AFC Championship title for 2024.

Wade McElwain
Wade McElwain

Last Updated: 2024-01-29

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Patrick Mahomes has done it again, returning the Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl for their second straight time, and their fourth over the past 5 years after a 17-10 defeat of the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game.

Despite having a home field advantage, and backed by a ruckus crowd, it was Travis Kelce who silenced the Ravens faithful with an 11 catch performance that Baltimore was unable to respond to.

Travis Kelce had claimed prior to the game that they wanted to ‘come out fast and score’, which they did, with Kelce snagging a ridiculous catch as he fell for the first touchdown of the game. 
With the Chiefs leading 17-7 at halftime, it seemed like they had all the answers the Ravens could throw at them.

Frustration was evident on the face of Lamar Jackson who failed to rally his offence in the face of a pugnacious Chiefs defence. 
The tears that streamed down the faces of Ravens players, the screaming, the slammed helmets all said it all, this was not supposed to happen.

But it did once again, as Patrick Mahomes notches another boogey-man status to AFC QB’s, first silencing Allen, now Jackson again in a must win playoff game.

Kansas City Chiefs will be meeting the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on February 11th in las Vegas.  The last time these two played in the big game we were about to start locking down in a global pandemic.
Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again. 

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Wade McElwain
Wade McElwainSenior Sports Writer

Wade McElwain is our Mr. NFL, a bona fide North American sports nut who knows about NBA, NHL, MLB, PGA plus MMA boxing and more. Originally from Canada, Wade is also an international award-winning stand-up comedian; host of numerous TV game shows; and a TV producer & writer. He also runs NFL in London-the largest NFL fan group in Europe, and has hosted NFL events at Wembley and around the world. Yes, he lives alone and does nothing but watch sports.