The Chiefs on Sunday will aim to avenge last year’s AFC championship game loss as they host the Titans with another Super Bowl berth on the line.
Kansas City didn’t have an easy path to Sunday’s matchup vs. Tennessee, as Andy Reid’s team was forced to dig out of a 24-0 home deficit last week against the Texans in the divisional round. The Chiefs wound up winning comfortably by a score of 51-31 behind Patrick Mahomes’ stellar afternoon (321 passing yards, five passing touchdowns).
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Tennessee, meanwhile, pulled off a pair of upset victories to advance to its first AFC title game since 2003.
The Titans began the season 2-4, snuck into the playoffs at 9-7 and have since proceeded to defeat Tom Brady’s Patriots 20-13 and Lamar Jackson’s Ravens 28-12 in the wild-card and divisional rounds, respectively, thanks to strong defensive play and heavy production from running back Derrick Henry (377 rushing yards, 5.9 yards per carry, two total touchdowns).
Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Chiefs vs. Titans in the AFC championship game. Follow along below:
Chiefs vs. Titans score
Chiefs vs. Titans live update, highlights from AFC championship
(All times ET)
End of first quarter: Titans 10, Chiefs 7
12:46 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, CHIEFS. Tyreek Hill takes the pop pass from Mahomes into the end zone from 8 yards out to close the gap. Titans 10, Chiefs 7.
12:30 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, TITANS. Derrick Henry takes the direct snap and navigates into the end zone untouched for the score. Titans 10, Chiefs 0.
12:28 p.m.: A short pass moves the sticks on fourth down. Titans keep the drive alive.
12:25 p.m.: The play is ruled incomplete and then Chris Jones is called for an offsides penalty, granting Tennessee a fresh set of downs at the Chiefs 37.
12:21 p.m.: Bashaud Breeland appears to intercept Tannehill’s pass downfield but the play is under review and initially appears to be incomplete.
12:16 p.m.: Kansas City goes three-and-out on its first drive of the day.
12:11 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, TITANS. Tennessee hits its first attempted field goal in over a month as the Titans tally three points on their opening drive. Titans 3, Chiefs 0.
12:07 p.m.: Tannehill hits A.J. Brown who gains 37 yards and is within the Chiefs 30 and in striking distance.
12:05 p.m.: Ryan Tannehill and the Titans will get things started on offense from Arrowhead Stadium.
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