Patrick Mahomes now knows who the Chiefs will face in the AFC Championship Game and the QB had the perfect tweet to welcome the matchup with the Bengals.
After beating the Jaguars on Saturday, the Chiefs had to wait to find out who they would battle in the AFC Championship Game.
On Sunday, the Bengals beat the Bills, 27-10, to end the idea of a neutral-site AFC Championship Game and set up a rematch of last year’s conference title tilt.
Now, Patrick Mahomes and his team have to wait to get their chance at revenge on Joe Burrow and the Bengals.
Patrick Mahomes can’t wait for AFC Championship Game matchup with the Bengals
After the final whistle in Buffalo, Mahomes sent out a tweet to express his feelings on the upcoming game. It was an emoji of a clock. And it’s ticking.
Last year it was the Chiefs who had to go through the Bills to make it to the conference championship game. They won an all-time thriller in overtime but couldn’t keep the magic going when they ran into the Bengals in the AFC title game.
That 27-24 loss in overtime will weigh heavy in the minds of Mahomes and Kansas City. They blew a 21-3 first-half lead, scoring just three points in the second half to allow Cincinnati to take their place in the Super Bowl.
The Bengals won the only meeting between the two teams during the 2022 regular season as well. Frustratingly, the Chiefs fell 27-24 while allowing Cincinnati to score 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter.
Some demons will have to be exorcised because of the nature of those losses. But there’s no better motivation than that.
If the Bills had beaten the Bengals, the AFC Championship Game would have been played at a neutral field. Cincinnati’s win means the Chiefs will host at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.