Who will the Chiefs play next in the AFC Championship Game? Kansas City’s playoff path defined.

The Kansas City Chiefs struggled a bit, but managed to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20 to qualify for next weekend’s AFC Championship Game.

Kansas City suffered a major blow during the game. Patrick Mahomes had a great start, but suffered a high ankle sprain on a play where Jaguars defensive end Arden fell on his leg, affecting his mobility and bringing him in for tests. Sent to Rome. Although the X-rays came back negative, he was not healthy.

The Chiefs now have eight days for Mahomes to recover for the AFC Championship Game. Although they don’t know their opponents yet, they can be sure that they are going to be a great brawler.

They will find out their opponents after Sunday’s second game of the AFC Divisional Round between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bulls.

Will Mahomes play for the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game?

It’s too early to tell, but he’ll probably play. They came back in the game against Jaguar And, while he was in obvious pain, he finished the game. With a week to rest and recover from his injury, there’s a good chance he’ll be available for the Chiefs.

Now, there’s an interesting twist to next week’s game.

Kansas City has the first seed in the AFC, but is not guaranteed to play in the AFC Championship Game at home. If Cincinnati beats the Buffaloes, the Chiefs will host the game.

but if Buffalo By defeating Cincinnati, the AFC Championship Game would be moved to a neutral site at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, stripping Kansas City of home-field advantage.

This was a change made by the NFL because of what happened in Week 17 when the Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills played Monday Night Football. Bulls safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest, performed CPR on the field and the game was suspended — and later canceled by the league.

Because the game had major playoff seeding implications, the league decided that Chiefs Will get the first seed based on their winning percentage, but won’t get home field if they play the Bulls in the playoffs.

In the NFC, the two divisional games are the New York Giants against the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Dallas Cowboys against the San Francisco 49ers.

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