Patriots Defeat Chiefs, Advance To Fifth Straight AFC Title GameTom Brady hit Rob Gronkowski with two touchdown passes and reached over the goal line for another score Saturday to lead the New England Patriots into the AFC championship game with a 27-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs' Goal-Line Stand Preserves 10-3 Victory Over ChargersThe Kansas City Chiefs had relied heavily on their stingy, opportunistic defense during a six-game winning streak that vaulted them right back into playoff contention.
Chiefs Outscore Raiders 20-0 In Fourth Quarter For Sixth Straight WinJeremy Maclin had two touchdowns catches after fourth-quarter interceptions and Tyvon Branch returned a third interception from Derek Carr for a game-clinching score against his former team and the Kansas City Chiefs rallied for their sixth straight win, 34-20 over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday
Chiefs Pick Apart Chargers On Tomlinson's Jersey Retirement DayJustin Houston intercepted Philip Rivers' pass and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown and 346-pound defensive tackle Dontari Poe leaped over the pile for a 1-yard touchdown and the Kansas City Chiefs embarrassed the free-falling San Diego Chargers 33-3 Sunday.
Broncos Stun Chiefs On Thursday Night FootballDenver cornerback Bradley Roby returned Jamaal Charles' second fumble 21 yards for a touchdown with 27 seconds remaining, completing a stunning comeback in the Broncos' 31-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.
Team Grades: Kansas City Sacks San Diego's Playoff HopesOn Sunday in Kansas City the Chargers were simply outplayed by a Chiefs team that was also playing for its playoff life. With their 19-7 win and season sweep of the Bolts, Kansas City eliminated the Chargers and claimed second place in the AFC West outright. That is probably little relief, however, as the Chiefs will also be in for a long off-season.
Who Will Join The Pats, Broncos, Colts, Bengals And Steelers?Going into Sunday's second meeting of the season between the long-time AFL rivals (Kansas City won earlier this season 23-20), the stakes could not be any higher.
Opponent Profile: Chargers, Chiefs To Battle For Playoff SpotAfter a wild come-from-behind 38-35 overtime win in San Francisco this past Saturday evening, the Chargers will look to lock up the final AFC playoff spot this Sunday when they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to battle division rival Kansas City.
Team Grades: Chiefs Boot Chargers' Five-Game Win StreakAfter rattling off a five-game winning streak, the San Diego Chargers watched the AFC West rival Kansas City Chiefs come into town and escape with a 23-20 win on a late fourth quarter field goal.
Weddle Continues To Put Charge In DefenseThe Pro Bowl free safety continues to roam the secondary for a team that currently sits atop the AFC West at 5-1, preparing for this Sunday's home encounter with the rival Kansas City Chiefs.
Snake-bit Chiefs Fall Short As Defense Fails Repeatedly In Second-half CollapseThe Kansas City Chiefs lost an eighth-straight postseason game on Saturday, losing 45-44 to the Indianapolis Colts after holding a 28-point lead in the third quarter.
NFL Says Officials Erred On Kansas City's Missed Field GoalThe NFL says referees erred in not penalizing the San Diego Chargers for an illegal formation on a missed 41-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Succop of the Kansas City Chiefs with four seconds left in regulation on Sunday.