The Kansas City Chiefs had lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion and were in danger of losing the game. - along with a gutsy call by Andy Reid kept their hopes of a Super Bowl repeat alive, holding off the Cleveland Browns 22-17 on Sunday to advance to their third straight AFC championship game. With their star quarterback reduced to a spectator, the oft-forgotten bunch opposite Mahomes' high-powered offense forced the Browns to punt in the waning minutes.
With one minute and 42 seconds remaining in the first half of the Cleveland Browns' divisional round matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback Baker Mayfield completed a 25-yard pass to wide receiver Rashard Higgins, who appeared poised to score a touchdown. But as Higgins dove toward the pylon, he fumbled the ball into the end zone and out of bounds on a play that was ruled a touchback, giving the ball back to the Chiefs.
There was a startling disparity of standard in the early and late Sunday games when it came to the lowering the helmet foul.