Kansas City residents are always weary when media starts touting the term "momentum" but today's win was impressive despite hero QB Mahomes being pretty well contained.
Real talk: Today's football glory on behalf of a grateful nation really belongs to the Miami Dolphins.
Here's our TKC's favorite stories on the topic . . .
Kansas City Clinches!!! (Ew)
With the Kansas City Chiefs trailing the Los Angeles Chargers 14-10 at the beginning of the third quarter, wide receiver Mecole Hardman caught a ball four yards deep in the end zone, ran it out and returned it 104 yards for the touchdown.
4:14 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andy Reid has an 18-3 career record coming off a bye. The Kansas City Chiefs will have the benefit of an extra week of rest and preparation before their first playoff game.
Still Playing Hurt
On the same day they clinched the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye, the Kansas City Chiefs may have lost one of their top defensive players for the postseason. Rookie safety Juan Thornhill, who has been a major cog for an improving Kansas City defense in his first season, is feared to have suffered a "significant" knee injury.
Hottest KC Ticket
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Chiefs fans looking to cheer on their team from Arrowhead Stadium still are able to purchase tickets to the AFC Divisional playoff game. Postseason tickets went on sale at the beginning of December and are available through the , the Chiefs mobile app and at Arrowhead.
Mayor Q Care Package
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City is thanking Miami in more than one way after their win against the New England Patriots Sunday to give the Kansas City Chiefs a first-round bye in the playoffs. Mayor Quinton Lucas tweeted that "per a recommendation, yes, we will be sending KC barbecue to Miami Mayor Francis Suarez."
The Kansas City Chiefs finished the 2019 regular season with a home win against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, finishing the year with a 12-4 record. Thanks to a meltdown from the New England Patriots, Andy Reid's men are the No. 2 seed in the playoffs and have earned a first-round bye.
Against The Odds
The odds were stacked against the Kansas City Chiefs heading into Sunday afternoon. Fortunately, the planets aligned just right so that, despite those odds, the Chiefs still ended the day with an all-important first-round bye in the NFL playoffs as the surprise No. 2 seed in the AFC.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes Contained But Happy
Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs need to send a gift basket to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Miami Dolphins. While the Chiefs cruised to victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, it's hard not to think they weren't scoreboard watching. The New England Patriots, as the major favorite, hosted the Miami Dolphins in Week 17.
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