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Upon Further Review: 10 Quick Facts Following Sunday's AFC Championship Game Victory

Here are some interesting facts and notes about the game

The Kansas City Chiefs celebrated one of the greatest moments in franchise history on Sunday afternoon as they raised the Lamar Hunt Trophy for the very first time and booked their trip to Super Bowl LIV.

Here are 10 quick facts about Sunday's victory over Tennessee.

1. The Chiefs are headed to the Super Bowl for the first time in a while

Kansas City last appeared in the Super Bowl following the 1969 season, where the Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings for their lone world championship. Fifty years later, Kansas City is back on the greatest stage in all of sports.

It will mark the Chiefs' third Super Bowl appearance overall in franchise history.

2. Patrick Mahomes was brilliant once again

A week after leading the Chiefs' relentless comeback over Houston, Mahomes was back at it on Sunday with another stellar performance. The reigning league MVP threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns – posting a 120.4 passer rating on the day – while also chipping in 53 yards and another score on the ground, becoming the first player in franchise history to tally multiple passing touchdowns and a rushing score in a single postseason game.

Mahomes' 142 passing attempts without an interception are the most to begin a postseason career since that data has been tracked since 1991, but while Mahomes is known for his arm, he's been dangerous on the ground this postseason, too.

The bulk of Sunday's rushing total came on an incredible, 27-yard touchdown run that put the Chiefs out in front. The play was remarkable in real-time, but the advanced metrics make it even more impressive.

Furthermore, the postseason stage clearly hasn't been too big for the 24-year-old Mahomes.

And in just four career postseason contests, Mahomes has already joined some elite company.

3. Tyreek Hill hauled in a pair of touchdowns

Hill's first score was essentially a jet sweep around the edge, but because Mahomes tossed the ball forward, it goes in the stat sheet as a receiving touchdown. Regardless, Hill's ridiculous speed was on full display as he tallied the Chiefs' first points of the afternoon.

Mahomes then found Hill again in the end zone a drive later, slinging a 20-yard pass into Hill's outstretched arms. It marked the second-straight week a member of the Chiefs recorded multiple receiving touchdowns in the first half.

4. Damien Williams was back in the end zone

Williams is a postseason touchdown machine, plain and simple. He was back in the end zone on Sunday with a 3-yard score early in the fourth quarter to extend the Chiefs' lead while joining some impressive company in the process.

Williams finished the game with 89 yards of total offense.

5. Sammy Watkins had himself a day

Watkins caught seven passes for 114 yards – both team-highs – with his biggest grab covering 60 yards all the way into the end zone. It marked Watkins' second score of at least 60+ yards this season.

The veteran wide receiver is the second member of the Chiefs to top 100 yards receiving this postseason, joining Travis Kelce.

6. The pass-rush brought the pressure all day long

Despite a slow start, Kansas City managed to match Tennessee's trademark physicality up front with an impressive pass-rush. Defensive ends Tanoh Kpassagnon (2.0) and Frank Clark (1.0) each recorded sacks on the afternoon while defensive tackle Chris Jones, who was playing in his first game this postseason, tallied a team-high five pressures.

7. Kansas City prevented the Titans from establishing their running game

Titans' tailback Derrick Henry has been one of the top stories of the postseason, with 180+ rushing yards in each of Tennessee's first two playoff contests. In fact, the Titans had amassed at least 140+ yards rushing in nine-straight games heading into Sunday's matchup – the longest such streak since 1985 – until that came to an end against Kansas City.

The Chiefs held Tennessee to 85 total rushing yards while holding Henry to just 69 yards on the ground, which marked his lowest total since Week 9.

8. The Chiefs have been all about the comebacks

After fighting back from a 24-point deficit last week, the Chiefs climbed out of an early 10-0 hole to - once again - take the lead prior to halftime. In fact, after Tennessee went up by a score of 17-7, the Chiefs scored 28 unanswered points.

It was Kansas City's ninth comeback victory overall this season.

9. Kansas City has piled up the points this postseason

The Chiefs tallied 35 points on Sunday a week after dropping 51 points in Houston, establishing Kansas City as just the third team to score 35+ points in multiple games during the same postseason since 2003.

10. Dustin Colquitt now stands alone in the franchise record books

Colquitt played in his 11th career postseason game on Sunday, marking the most by any one player in franchise history. Colquitt has been a member of the red and gold since 2005, and now for the very first time, he'll continue that streak in the Super Bowl.

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