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The Rush: Chiefs, Rams win epic thrillers, advance to Championship Weekend

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It was Sunday Funday in the Divisional round of the NFL Playoffs as The Los Angeles Rams held off a patented Tom Brady comeback to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27. In the nightcap, the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs scored 25 points in the final 1:54 of regulation, sending the game into overtime where Patrick Mahomes found Travis Kelce for the game winner and a thrilling 42-36 victory. PLUS: NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton has had his Gonzaga season tickets suspended for refusing to comply with the school’s mask policy. Seriously.

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- 30 yards to win the game. Matt Gay boots it through. looking to the end zone for the win. He caught it, ball game.

- The NFC and AFC Championship matchups are set, and the way we ended up here is fricking insane.

- An instant classic.

- Do you like high blood pressure? Because that's what the Rams and Bucks divisional round playoff game delivered in spades. The Rams jumped out to a 27-3 lead in the third quarter.

- Going for it all. He's got a wide open man. It's Cooper Kupp who gets free, and Kupp rolls all the way to the end zone.

- It was so bad the Rams head Bruce Arians looking like weekend at Bernie's on the sideline. But Brady did what Brady does and started leading the Bucks back.

- Brady looking the other way. Brady going deep down the right sideline. And he makes the catch. He's in for the score.

- And like we've seen too many times before with Brady's teams, the Bucks were able to tie it up with less than a minute left. But perhaps, Brady is finally used up each of his nine lives because Matt Stafford and Cooper Kupp did this moments later.

- Stafford deep downfield. He's got Kupp again.

- Which then set up a game-winning field goal to seal the Ram's 30-27 victory over the Bucks and book a date with the 49ers in the NFC Championship. Not only did the Rams become the first playoff team since 1975 to lose four fumbles and still win, but they may have been Tom Brady's last-ever opponent in the NFL. The GOAT has been undecided on if he's playing next season, but previously, Brady said that he thinks he can play till he's 50.

- I'm 50, 50 years old.

- And Brady's only 44, so my money is on seeing him come back under center next season.

- Well, that's not surprising.

- And if you thought the Bills-Chiefs game was going to be any less stressful, you'd be wrong. Josh Allen and Gabriel Davis gave the Bills the league with under two minutes left.

- Remarkable, touchdown Buffalo. Davis again.

- But then Pat Mahomes and Tyreek Hill answer right back.

- Cuts it up upfield. He might be gone. He is. Kansas City takes the lead with a minute to go.

- And then, that was the end of the game, psych!

- Down the middle to the end zone and there it is.

- Gabriel Davis, that's right, Gabriel Davis is the first player in history with four receiving touchdowns in a playoff game. Now, I wish I could tell you that that was the end of it, but I'd be lying because my home's lead Casey right down the field with just 13 seconds left for this field goal to send the game in overtime.

- It's gone.

- 25 points were scored in the final minute and 54 seconds of regulation, with the other three divisional games coming down to game winning field goals. The Chiefs wanted to avoid that scenario at all costs.

- Looking to the end zone for the win. He caught it. Ball game, Chiefs to the championship game.

- And I ain't gonna lie. I don't got any energy left. I've seen the best football I could possibly see. I'm officially retiring from the game. I mean, I'm retiring from watching the game, all right.

- You and me both.

- In other news, NBA Hall-of-Famer John Stockton has had his Gonzaga basketball season tickets suspended.

- Oh, yeah, how come?

- Because Stockton refused to comply with the school's mask policy.

- Oh, for crying out loud.

- But wait, there's more. Not only the stock did not believe in wearing masks, he was part of an anti-vax film that came out last year.

- Hell, no.

- Stockton has falsely stated that more than 100 athletes have died from COVID vaccines, and perhaps millions of people have been killed by the vaccine.

- You're insane.

- Did Stockton confuse the vaccine for the actual coronavirus.

- I'm confused.

- Either way, no wonder Gonzaga decided to suspend his tickets. It also sounds like both Stockton and Aaron Rodgers will now have some extra time on their hands to conduct further research because I don't where they get the information from, but it must be one-minute Instagram video.

- God help us all.