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Hello and welcome to another edition of 'Live Blogging on Shish on Professional Football'. Tonight it is the 2018 AFC Championship Game, as New England Patriots take on Kansas City Chiefs. The Patriots come in as the #2 seed, with a record of 11-5, while the Chiefs come in with a record of 12-4.
As the little infographic above shows, this is a tale of two franchises in this conference championship game. The Patriots will be playing in their 8th straight conference championship game, while the Chiefs will be playing their 1st conference championship game since 1993, when they lost to Bills, 30-13.
Not only is this the Chiefs' 1st conference championship game since 1993, it is their first ever conference championship game at home. In their 1969 Super Bowl Championship Season, they were a wild card and defeated the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, in order to make it to Super Bowl IV. But they are hoping that this year begins a new era, as they everybody involved with the Chiefs, experience the raw talent of quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes has marveled not just the Kansas City Faithful, but the rest of the league. However the New England Patriots, would like to say that they still like their old reliable, Tom Brady.
The Patriots are led by Future, 1st Ballot Hall-of-Famer, Tom Brady at quarterback. Sony Michel is New England's leading rusher. While James White is the team's leading receiver.
As for the team's regular season stats, they average 27.2 PPG, while moving the ball at 393.4 YPG (266.1 through the air and 127.3 on the ground). Defensively, they allow 20.3 PPG, while yielding 359.1 YPG (246.4 through the air and 112.7 on the ground). Their turnover/takeaway ratio is +10.
For the Chiefs, they are led by the aforementioned Patrick Mahomes at quarterback. Damian Williams was last week's leading rusher. And Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill are Kansas City's receiving threats.
As far as their team stats, they average 35.3 PPG, while moving the ball at 425.6 YPG (309.7 YPG through the air and 115.9 on the ground). Defensively they allow 26.3 PPG, while yielding 405.5 YPG (273.4 through the air and 132.1 on the ground). Their turnover/takeaway ratio is +9.
It is 2018 AFC Championship Game, between New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs. The Game's Live Blog, will begin shortly.
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