Ravens to host Chiefs in AFC championship game Sunday at 3 p.m.

The Ravens will host the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game Sunday at 3 p.m. The game will be broadcast on CBS.

It will be the fifth appearance in the conference championship game for the Ravens but their first at home at M&T Bank Stadium. It also marks the first AFC title game in Baltimore since 1971, when the Colts beat the Oakland Raiders. Tickets for Sunday’s game go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Ravens, who finished the regular season 13-4 and are the top seed in the AFC, reached this year’s conference championship by crushing the Houston Texans, 34-10, in the divisional round Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium. Quarterback Lamar Jackson, who is the favorite to win his second NFL Most Valuable Player award, threw for two touchdowns and ran for 100 yards and two more scores as Baltimore scored 24 unanswered points in the second half.

“We’re not in the dance yet, but I’m looking forward to next week,” Jackson said Saturday. “I’m not even thinking about the Super Bowl until we handle business.”

The Chiefs advanced by beating the Bills, 27-24, on Sunday night in Buffalo, as quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdown passes to tight end Travis Kelce and Bills kicker Tyler Bass missed a game-tying 44-yard field goal attempt with 1:47 left. It marks the sixth straight AFC championship game appearance for Kansas City, which won two Super Bowl titles in the previous four seasons.

Baltimore last played Kansas City early in Week 2 of 2021, when Jackson ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and threw for a score to lead the Ravens to a come-from-behind 36-35 victory in Baltimore that was sealed when outside linebacker Odafe Oweh recovered a fumble by Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire late in the fourth quarter. The win was Jackson’s first in four games against Kansas City.

Sunday’s winner will advance to Super Bowl 58 on Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Las Vegas, where they will play the winner of the NFC championship game between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers.

AFC championship game

Chiefs at Ravens

Sunday, 3 p.m.


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