Chiefs Defeat Browns Despite QB Patrick Mahomes Leaving Game with Concussion

Patrick Mahomes. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9254788g)

The Kansas City Chiefs were able to stave off the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, securing a place in the AFC title game with a 22-17 victory.

The first half went as expected, with the Chiefs offense, led by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes, easily moving the ball down the field and scoring at will.

However, Mahomes was knocked out of the game in the third quarter with a concussion, which gave the Browns a glimpse of hope.

After scoring a touchdown to edge closer to the Chiefs, the Browns offense, led by quarterback Baker Mayfield, was not able to get anything going on what would be their last possession of the game.

After throwing an interception on the prior drive, Chiefs backup quarterback Chad Henne was able to orchestrate a first down that allowed the Chiefs to run out the clock in the fourth quarter and secure the win.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid made a gutsy call on 4th and inches, putting the game in Henne’s hands and allowing him to roll out and find speedy wide receiver Tyreek Hill for the game-sealing first down.

All eyes are now on Mahomes to see whether he will be able to clear the concussion protocol in time to start in the AFC title game next weekend against the Buffalo Bills.