The Kansas City Chiefs crushed the Houston Texans to advance to the AFC Championship game to face the Tennessee Titans.
The AFC Championship Game is set, as the Kansas City Chiefs will face the Tennessee Titans with a trip to Super Bowl LIV on the line.
The Texans jumped out to a 24-0 lead over the Chiefs in the second quarter, but it was all downhill from there.
With a 24-7 lead, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien inexplicably attempted a fake punt in Houston territory that failed, opening the flood gates for the Chiefs, who would go on to score 41 unanswered points en route to a 51-31 Divisional Round victory.
Here’s all the info for the upcoming battle between Kansas City and Tennessee.
When: Sunday, January 19th at 2:05 p.m. CST
Where: Arrowhead Stadium
After defeating the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in the Wild Card Round, the Titans went on to knock off the No. 1 seed Baltimore Ravens in the Divisional Round on Saturday night, 28-12.
Despite their success, the Titans will be underdogs in this matchup, as was the case in their previous two road playoff games against the Patriots and Ravens.
The Titans and Chiefs have already met once this season. Tennessee grabbed a 35-32 win over Kansas City in Week 10 after a last-second field goal by the Chiefs was blocked by Titans defensive back Joshua Kalu.
However, the Chiefs have been one of the hottest teams in the NFL since that Week 10 loss. KC reeled off six wins in a row to end the regular season and grab the No. 2 seed in the AFC. The win over Houston on Sunday was the Chiefs’ seventh consecutive victory.
The last time the Chiefs and Titans met in the playoffs was back in the 2017 season when Tennessee completed a thrilling comeback from 21-3 down to win in the Wild Card Round.