The unnecessary roughness penalty on Cincinnati Bengals defender Joseph Ossai for pushing Patrick Mahomes after the quarterback was out of bounds was correct, but Dean Blandino explains why the Kansas City Chiefs got the benefit of the doubt on a couple of other fourth-quarter calls during the AFC Championship.
AFC Championship Game
Bengals’ Defense Played Well, But One Error Cost Them
Samari Rolle says the Cincinnati Bengals defense did enough to win the game, but sometimes games can come down to “tiny margins.”
Pressure From Chiefs’ Jones Helped Stifle Bengals Passing Game
Samari Rolle says Chris Jones’ effectiveness rushing Joe Burrow allowed the Chiefs to only have to rush four, keeping more guys in coverage to stop the passing game. The Chiefs defense stepped up huge in the AFC Championship.
Mahomes Showed He Was Tough, ‘Resourceful’ against Bengals
Rich Gannon analyzes Patrick Mahomes’ performance against the Bengals.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling Was Most Valuable Chief vs. Bengals
Greg Jennings was impressed with several Kansas City offensive weapons but thought Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s performance was the biggest of the night for the victors.
‘Unflappable’ Burrow Will Have Bengals in Chase Again
Former league MVP Rich Gannon thinks Joe Burrow is unflappable and expects the Bengals to be right back competing for a championship in 2023.