Hosting their fourth consecutive AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs will make NFL history on Sunday, as no team has been at home for more than three consecutive title games.
And in the Chiefs’ game against the Bengals, history could be remade by three players and their coach.
Here’s a more detailed look, with information provided by the NFL.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes can make NFL history on Sunday with a 300-yard passing game. He passed for 404 yards against the Bills in the AFC Divisional Round and 378 against the Steelers in the Wild Card Round.
Another 300-yard passing effort would make him the first player to record at least 300 passing yards in three games in a single postseason, the NFL said.
If Mahomes throws three touchdown passes, he’ll be the fourth quarterback with three or more assists in a single postseason. The others: Aaron Rodgers (2010), Joe Flacco (2012) and Tom Brady (2014). The NFL declared all three to be Super Bowl MVPs that same season.
If the Chiefs win Sunday and make it to Super Bowl LVI, Mahomes can join a small roster of NFL quarterbacks to start in at least three Super Bowls. Mahomes would be the 13th to do so and just the sixth before turning 30.
If the Chiefs advance, Mahomes would be 26 years and 149 days old on Super Bowl LVI day, and the youngest quarterback in league history to start three Super Bowls, the NFL said.
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has at least 95 receiving yards in five straight playoff games, already the longest streak in league history, the NFL said.
During his career, Kelce has 96 catches, 1,196 receiving yards and 11 playoff touchdowns. If he has four receptions against the Bengals, Kelce will be the third player in league history to record 100 career playoff receptions.
The others: Jerry Rice (151 receptions) and Julian Edelman (118).
Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill caught 11 passes for 150 yards against the Bills. It was his second playoff game with at least 150 receiving yards. The other came last year: a 172-yard effort against Buffalo in the AFC Championship game.
If he has 150 or more receiving yards on Sunday, the NFL said he would be only the second player in franchise history with three playoff games with at least 150 receiving yards. The other: Larry Fitzgerald.
With a Chiefs win on Sunday, coach Andy Reid would earn his 20th career playoff victory, tying Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry for second most in NFL history. Only New England’s Bill Belichick has more with 31.
This story was originally published January 29, 2022 11:54 a.m.