All you need to know whether Patrick Mahomes is fully healthy for the AFC Championship Game tonight.
The Kansas City Chiefs are set to face the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Game for the second straight season. The Bengals come into this game after defeating the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round while the Chiefs outlasted the Jacksonville Jaguars in their divisional round fixture.
This will be a clash of the first and third seeds of the AFC as Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow aim to write another glorious chapter in what might become one of the greatest rivalries in the NFL for years to come.
A lot is at stake for both franchises in this game as the Chiefs are being underestimated by many whereas the Bengals have done too much talking prior to the game, and if they fail to show up, they will be criticized heavily.
Update on the health of Patrick Mahomes:
Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, has made a great recovery from the ankle injury he suffered during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars and will be ready to go for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This is a significant game for his legacy, and it is reasonable to anticipate that he will play at a high level against an outstanding defensive unit.
|Travis Kelce||TE||Fri, Jan 27||Back||Full Practice on Friday. Questionable for AFC Championship vs Cincinnati|
|Justin Watson||WR||Fri, Jan 27||Illness||Did Not Practice on Friday. Questionable for AFC Championship vs Cincinnati|
|Mecole Hardman||WR||Mon, Jan 23||Pelvis||Limited Practice on Friday. Questionable for AFC Championship vs Cincinnati|
|Clyde Edwards-Helaire||RB||Fri, Jan 20||Ankle||IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 21|
|Jody Fortson||TE||Fri, Jan 20||Elbow||IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 21|
|Justyn Ross||WR||Fri, Oct 21||Foot||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Tershawn Wharton||DE||Sat, Oct 15||Knee – ACL||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Jonah Williams||OT||Fri, Jan 27||Kneecap||Out for AFC Championship at Kansas City|
|Alex Cappa||OG||Fri, Jan 27||Ankle||Out for AFC Championship at Kansas City|
|Clark Harris||LS||Sat, Jan 21||Biceps||IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 21|
|Tycen Anderson||SAF||Sat, Jan 21||Hamstring||IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 21|
|Drew Sample||TE||Sat, Jan 21||Knee – MCL||IR. Injured Reserve. Expected Return – Week 21|
|La’el Collins||OT||Fri, Dec 30||Knee – ACL + MCL||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Brandon Wilson||DB||Mon, Dec 5||Knee||Physically Unable to Perform|
|Chidobe Awuzie||CB||Sat, Nov 5||Knee – ACL||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Ben Brown||C||Wed, Sep 28||Biceps||IR. Injured Reserve|
|Elijah Holyfield||RB||Tue, Aug 9||Knee||IR. Injured Reserve|
Player to watch out for in Kansas City Chiefs vs Cincinnati Bengals:
- Mecole Hardman – Chiefs
Due to an injury, Mecole Hardman has not participated in a game since Week 9, although it is anticipated that he will do so on Sunday. This will be a significant game for him because he will have the chance to exact revenge on the Bengals for the loss they inflicted on him the previous year and also have some fun with Eli Apple later on. Hardman may find himself in a position to have a productive day as the Bengals are expected to target Travis Kelce.
The Kansas City Chiefs are highly motivated for this fixture against the Cincinnati Bengals as they have lost three games in a row against them. Last season, the Bengals knocked the Chiefs out of the playoffs in the Championship Game, and as a result, we can expect the men in Red to be at their best.
Injuries to key players on the Bengals squad have also tilted the advantage in the favor of the home team, and we can expect a big game from the Chiefs’ defense as well against Joe Burrow and co.
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