Bengals trail Chiefs after 3 quarters, will need comeback; 4th quarter underway

The second half is underway between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game tonight at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Chiefs led, 20-13, after three quarters.

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Kansas City got a pair of Harrison Butker’s field goals from 43 and 24 yards to give them a 6-0 lead.

Evan McPherson’s 30-yard field goal put Cincinnati on the board to cut the deficit to 6-3.

Patrick Mahomes threw a 14-yard touchdown catch to former UC Bearcat Travis Kelce on fourth and one to increase the Chiefs advantage to 13-3 with 3:53 left in the first half.

The Bengals got a 23-yard field goal by McPherson right before halftime. Kansas City led, 13-6.

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The Chiefs went three and out to start the second half. Cincinnati drove 62-yards on eight plays that was capped by a 27-yard touchdown pass from Joe Burrow to Tee Higgins to tie the game at 13-13.

But Kansas City answered as Mahomes threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Valdes-Scantling to reclaim the lead, 20-13, after three.

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The winner of tonight’s AFC Championship game will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona on February 12 at State Farm Stadium.