KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes picked aside the Colts in his postseason debut, the Chiefs protection answered their refrain of critics with a stout efficiency, and Kansas Metropolis rolled to a 31-13 victory over Indianapolis within the divisional spherical Saturday to finish 25 years of playoff frustration.
Mahomes threw for 278 yards whereas working for a landing, and Damien Williams ran for 129 yards and one other rating, because the Chiefs beat Indianapolis for the primary time in 5 playoff conferences to earn their first AFC title recreation look since January 1994.
BOX SCORE: CHIEFS 31, COLTS 13
The AFC West champions will play the winner of Sunday’s recreation between the division-rival Los Angeles Chargers and the New England Patriots subsequent weekend for a spot within the Tremendous Bowl in Atlanta.
Andrew Luck was held to 203 yards passing for the Colts, whereas Marlon Mack was a non-factor on the bottom. He had 46 yards dashing earlier than leaving late within the fourth quarter with a hip harm.
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