Chiefs advance to Super Bowl for first time since 1970

The Chiefs beat the Titans in the AFC Championship Sunday.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs are headed to the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years.

The Chiefs beat the Tennesee Titans 35-24 in the AFC Championship game Sunday night, earning their first trip to the NFL title game since 1970.

It will be the first ever appearance in the Super Bowl for Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, while head coach Andy Reid will coach in his second Super Bowl.

Mahomes had a nice game on Sunday, going 23-35 for 294 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was also effective on the ground, rushing for 56 yards and a score.

The Chiefs defense did a solid job against a Titans running game that has been dominant in the postseason. Kansas City held the league’s rushing leader Derrick Henry to just 69 yards on 19 carries.

Kansas City will face either the Packers or 49ers in Super Bowl 54 on February 2nd.