It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their second Super Bowl appearance. Now, the defending champs are headed there for the second straight year. Showing no lingering effects from his concussion, Patrick Mahomes sliced up Buffalo's secondary with ruthless efficiency Sunday night, helping the Chiefs roll to a 38-24 victory over Josh Allen and the Bills in the AFC championship game, the AP reports. The reigning Super Bowl MVP finished with 325 yards passing and three touchdowns, most of it to favorite targets Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, who complemented their star quarterback with a record-setting night of their own. The Chiefs will face a familiar foe—Tom Brady—and the NFC champ Buccaneers in two weeks in Tampa, Fla.
The showdown will take place at Raymond James Stadium, where Brady's Bucs will be the first team in the 55-year history of the Super Bowl to play on home turf, reports the AP. "Whoever would've thought a home Super Bowl for us? But we did it," said Brady, 43, who led the wild-card Buccaneers to a 31-26 win over Green Bay on Sunday to make it three straight road playoff wins on the way back home for the Super Bowl. This will be the first Super Bowl not played in front of a capacity crowd since the first one—Kansas City vs. Green Bay at the LA Coliseum—in 1967. The crowd for America's No. 1 sports spectacle will be limited to 22,000 in the 75,000-seat stadium, with vaccinated health-care workers getting 7,500 of those precious tickets.
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