Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Chiefs defence stifles Ravens 17-10

It’s not the old Chiefs way, but the new Chiefs have an elite defence and it showed up big in the AFC Championship game as they throttled Lamar Jackson and the Ravens, holding them to a solitary TD in a 17-10 win.

Patrick Mahomes threw for 241 yards and a score, and Isiah Pacheco added 68 yards and a score on the ground as the Chiefs put up 17 points in the first half. Lamar Jackson, MVP elect, wasn’t able to pull out his usual magic with 272 passing and a bad interception in the end zone.

“The Chiefs are still the Chiefs,” Travis Kelce said.

Chiefs are off to the Super Bowl again

Kansas City had spells during the season where they looked human and everyone doubted them. Well almost everyone. “I’ve never doubted, no,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. “That’s not how we roll.”

But make no mistake this game was a testament to just how good the Chiefs defence is. “Spags, it seems like when the games get bigger, when the challenges get higher, he performs even better,” Mahomes said of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.

Kansas City will take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.

Kansas City ChiefsBaltimore Ravens
1st Downs2216
Passing 1st downs1211
Rushing 1st downs55
1st downs from penalties50
3rd down efficiency8-183-11
4th down efficiency1-22-2
Total Plays7357
Total Yards319336
Total Drives1111
Yards per Play4.45.9
Passing230255
Comp-Att30-3920-37
Yards per pass5.66.2
Interceptions thrown01
Sacks-Yards Lost2-114-17
Rushing8981
Rushing Attempts3216
Yards per rush2.85.1
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-30-1
Penalties3-308-95
Turnovers03
Fumbles lost02
Interceptions thrown01
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession37:3022:30

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