The retirement of all time great Tom Brady after 22 glorious seasons will certainly mean the spotlight will shine on Patrick Mahomes the second ever more brightly. The Cincinnati Bengals looking for the third appearance at the Super Bowl with Kansas City looking for an immediate return after the loss to Tampa Bay last season. McKinnin was all fire in the first Q, the Receiver ultimately fizzled out in the match overshadowed by Kelce but he got 30 yards from 3 receptions. Not only him ,the whole Chiefs looked on a mission. Tyreek Hill had no room to work with when he scored the first TD of the match, Mahomes found him with a inch perfect pass bang on the corner with close attention from Cornerback and two safeties. The Field goal kicking from the Bengals was excellent probably the reason for the result here. McPherson 4/4 from the boot. Second Q, the fire continued to burn for KC. Mahomes is one of the best in the league at waiting and waiting for the opening and releasing the pass. 7-0 Chiefs 12:14, The magic between him and Kelce not going away anytime soon.
Offensively the Chiefs were superior in the first half but the moment that turned the match around was Cinci scoring the TD with a minute to half time. A 40 yard TD from Perine slicing through the defense, watch the protection on him by fellow wide receiver jersey number 1 Chase on Chiefs number 22 Thornhill. That was really the catalyst for the Bengals to kick on. They shut out the Chiefs in Q3. Eli Apple(number 20) best defender with 6/1 figures for the Bengals. Again they had great timing in getting the TD in this Q. 16 seconds to the end of it 3rd and goal 21-13 KC, Chase strong against the Cornerback to level the scores. The two teams added a field goal to take the game to overtime, the latest one being Harrison Butker’s 44 yard pigskin thump with 4 seconds to go. MAHOMES was 275 yards and 26/39 easily the better of teh two QBs but he was picked right at the start of OT by number 24 Bell. That was a sign of things going downhill for the Chiefs. At 09:26 24-24, the Bengals decided to go for a field goal at 3rd and 11, a sensible move. 31 yards to send Cinci to the Super Bowl. He almost misses the shot but almost doesn’t count in sport. They will face the LA Rams who upset the 49ers in the NFC Championship game.