Chiefs hold off Browns 22-17, advance to 3rd straight AFC title game at home

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 01:07:00-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The AFC title game is returning to a familiar place in Kansas City. The question all week will be whether Patrick Mahomes will be able to play quarterback for the Chiefs.

The Kansas City Chiefs forced the Cleveland Browns to punt in the waning minutes Sunday with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes out with a concussion.

Then 35-year-old backup Chad Henne showed some moxie with a long third-down scramble and a fourth-down completion to Tyreek Hill with just over a minute left to give the Chiefs a first down and allowing them to run out the clock on a 22-17 victory in the divisional round of the playoffs.

Kansas City will host its third straight AFC title game and can get back to the Super Bowl with a win against the Buffalo Bills next Sunday.

READ: Bills advance to AFC championship with 17-3 win over Ravens

Green Bay will host either Tampa Bay or New Orleans in the NFC title game.