Super Bowl 2019: Kansas City Chiefs crush Indianapolis Colts to reach AFC game

From the first drive of the game, the Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes dominated the helpless Indianapolis Colts to cruise into the AFC title game, 31-13.

That's exactly where they deserve to be, after the season they've had, and their dominant display against Andrew Luck and company. 

The Chiefs defence turned up from the outset - on the first play of the match, linebacker Dee Ford broke into the Colts backfield and slammed running back Marlon Mack to the ground for a three-yard loss.

Two plays later, the Colts punted. Kansas City then marched right down the field for a score, through running back Damien Williams.

On the Colts, next drive the Chiefs defence batted away three straight passes from Andrew Luck, then the Chiefs marched down the field for another touchdown, going 70 yards in eight plays.

Three-and-out was the story for the majority of the game for the Colts, as the 31st-ranked run defence turned up looking sharper than ever at Arrowhead Stadium.

Luck salvaged his night with a perfect throw to set up wide receiver TY Hitlon for a touchdown, but Indy never looked threatening.

Jared Goff
Rams quarterback Jared Goff Photo credit: Image: Reuters

In the other divisional game, the Los Angeles Rams ran the Dallas Cowboys into the ground, winning 30-22.

Running backs CJ Anderson (123) and Todd Gurley (115) both rushed for more than 110 yards, scoring the Rams' three touchdowns between them - Anderson two and Gurley one.

The Rams entered the game with the worst rush defence in the league, but what they were able to do was nothing short of miraculous. They held running back Ezekiel Eliiot, who led the league in rushing, to just 47 yards for the game.

The running game fired on all cylinders for the home side and the potent passing game took a back seat. Quarterback Jared Goff sealed the win with an 11-yard run late in the fourth quarter.

If the defence can combine with rushing duo of Anderson and Gurley next week in the NFC championship game, then the Los Angeles Rams could be heading to Superbowl LII in Atlanta.


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