The Kansas City Chiefs narrowly edged out a victory over the Bengals in the AFC Championship game while the Philadelphia Eagles routed the San Francisco 49ers in an ugly NFC Championship game. Eagles fans went wild after the win and Philly got support from an unexpected place. Plus, Super Bowl LVII will feature a showdown between two Black starting QBs for the first time and a matchup of brothers Travis and Jason Kelce.
- Woo! Burrowhead my ass! Woo! It's my hometown!
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MINTY BETS: Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce walked into the Chiefs' AFC title game against the Bengals with an ankle sprain and a back injury, respectively. But that didn't seem to matter much. This game had some of everything, like Mahomes and Kelce connecting on a touchdown on fourth and 1 and Joe Burrow linking up with Ja'Marr Chase on fourth and 6 in the fourth quarter.
But this came down to the final minute. With the game tied and just a few seconds left on the clock, Bengals defensive end Joseph Ossai was called for unnecessary roughness on Patrick Mahomes, putting Kansas City in field goal position. And with precision, Harrison Butker drilled the 45-yarder for the win, and the Chiefs are going to their third Super Bowl in four years.
The Super Bowl is going to be interesting for a few reasons. For example, brothers Travis and Jason Kelce will be playing against each other, and this will be the first time ever that two Black quarterbacks are facing each other in the big game. Because the Philadelphia Eagles will rep the NFC in the Super Bowl, and the way they got there was crazy.
- How bad was it?
MINTY BETS: An incomplete that was ruled a catch and led to a touchdown, a punt that maybe hit the Sky Cam cables, Brock Purdy got his elbow busted, San Francisco's fourth-string quarterback Josh Johnson smacked his head on the turf, 11 49er penalties, and multiple fights, including this WWE moment that resulted in two ejections.
- Are you done yet?
MINTY BETS: I guess so. With the 31-to-7 route of the 49ers, the NFC's number one seed Eagles are going back to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 2017 season.
- We back, baby!
MINTY BETS: Of course, Eagles fans crowded the streets and acted a fool. And in a move that nobody understands, the Empire State Building in New York City celebrated the Eagles win by changing its lights to green and white, much to the chagrin of the New York Giants. But I'll leave you today with the always chill Jalen Hurts. In a mood after punching a ticket to his first Super Bowl. Serenity now!