Chiefs look toward AFC title game
By admin - January 19, 2021
The Kansas City Chiefs are ahead to the AFC title game. Here are the highlights:
- Chad Henne had spent nearly a decade with Miami and Jacksonville, where his career could best be described as the essence of mediocrity. He was 18-35 as the starter for two franchises perpetually rebuilding, and upon his release from the Jaguars in 2017, he found himself in a competition with another veteran, Matt Moore, to be Patrick Mahomes’ backup.
- “It was almost a flip of the coin,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said this week.
- Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes completed 11 of his first 12 passes and led the Chiefs to back-to-back touchdowns to start the game. He ran for the first and let Travis Kelce turn a dump-off into a 20-yard catch for the other, making him the first player since the 49ers’ Steve Young in 1995 with three straight playoff games with TDs on the ground and through the air.
- “I talk to Chad basically every morning, I think. We’re usually in there pretty early,” Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu said. “He is a true professional. If you were able to watch this guy every single day, Monday through Saturday, he has the same routine.
- “Any given moment you need to be prepared to play at a high level, and it was good to see him make some plays.”
- “I think my personality,” Henne said. “I’m always a competitor, throughout the years, if it went my way or didn’t go my way. I just felt like I loved the game still. I loved the locker room and coming here just enlightened me. Coach Reid and his staff and the players here brought a lot out of me, and seeing Patrick and his success, he’s helped me out more than I feel like I helped him out. It’s just a pleasure being here. This is why I play.”