The Chiefs broke the Bills’ heart again; Lions open front against Buccaneers

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🏈 Good morning to everyone, but especially…

Teams advancing to conference championship games

There will come a day when you must doubt patrick mahomes And this Chiefs, I promise. But it is not coming soon.

tyler bass Missed – hide your eyes, Bills fan– wide right There were less than two minutes left, and Mahomes won after his first career road playoff game, a heartbreaking, back-and-forth 27-24 victory for the Chiefs in Buffalo.

  • It was a classic quarterback battle between Mahomes and josh allen At three quarters, Buffalo led 24–20 with only one punt combined and 15 minutes left.
  • Isaiah Pacheco Scoring on the second play of the fourth quarter set up another great finish. And things definitely got weird from there. damar hamlin Filled up on an ill-conceived fake punt, but then mecole hardman wobbled through the end zone To give the ball back immediately.
  • The Bills, mercifully given a new lease of life, went ahead three times in the following campaign Bess missed from 44 yards, Pacheco got the first chance and won the game.

When the Chiefs need his best, he delivers. Kansas City averaged 7.7 yards per play and produced eight plays of 20+ yards – both season highs. travis kels Looking like the Travis Kelce of old, posting his first multi-touchdown game of the season, celebrating with Taylor Swift And Being cheered on by a shirtless Jason Kelce, Mahomes and Travis Kelce now have Connected on 16 playoff touchdown passes, the most by any single duo in NFL history.

This is the Chiefs’ sixth consecutive conference championship appearance. lionsMeanwhile, they are heading towards their First conference championship in more than three decades, Detroit rallied and then beat it buccaneers31-23. Jared Goff threw a perfect touchdown pass to Amon-Ra Saint Brown halfway through the fourth quarter, and derrick barnes picked up Baker Mayfield To catch it.

one day before …

is here Championship Sunday schedule and our early preview,

  • chief of ravens3PM ET on CBS, Paramount+
  • lions on 49ers6:30 pm on Fox

Stories abound again: Lions haven’t won the playoffs road Games since 1957; The Super Bowl did not exist, there were 12 teams in the entire league, and the goalposts were still in front of the end zone.

Since then, Detroit has Lost NFL-record 11 straight road playoff games, This is bad news. Good News? That win actually came against the 49ers! And the good news? These lions are not the lions of the past.

In the AFC, it’s Mahomes vs. Jackson. Two-time MVP against soon-to-be two-time MVP. How can one ask for more than that?

👍 Honorable Mention

🦬 And not such a good morning…

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“Exactly. The two scariest words in Buffalo.”

It doesn’t get any better than that call from Jim Nantz. And it doesn’t get any more painful for the Buffalo faithful, and they know pain better than any other fan base. Yes, Bass missed a 44-yarder that would have tied the game with less than two minutes left, But who is really to blame?,

Buffalo ended up hosting Mahomes with the worst offense of his career. Buffalo had not lost for nearly two months. The thunderous surge went Buffalo’s way. Bass had never missed a field goal when trailing by three or less in the fourth quarter or overtime. Everything was fine there. Until it wasn’t.

It’s another long offseason for the Bills, and no, it’s not going to be easy for them.

👎 Not so honorable mention

🏀 College basketball recap: Tara VanDerveer passes to Mike Krzyzewski, Caitlin Clark hits Court Stormer

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There’s a new name topping the all-time college basketball winners leaderboard: tara vanderveer earned it 1,203rd career win on Sunday with No. 8 Stanfordwon by 65-56 Oregon State, with cameron brink (leg out, Kiki Iriafen Scored career-high 36 points. vanderveer Talked to Isabel Gonzalez about her journey to the top of the mountain,

That Sunday was an eventful one: No. 18 Ohio State Surged from a 12-point deficit to the top in the fourth quarter number 2 iowa, 100-92Led with 33 points and 12 rebounds coty mcmahon In front of an event-record 18,660 fans. However, one of those 18,660 caused a scary scene. As fans stormed the court, the Hawkeyes superstar Caitlin Clark accidentally hit me in the eye And Fell on the court with obvious pain, Fortunately, Clarke (who scored 45 points) told reporters he was OK, but called the incident “disappointing.”

He’s right, just like Matt Norlander was right a few weeks ago Told coaches to stay away from the court, I am in favor of creating ruckus in the court. But if players can’t stay safe on the court Of all places, what are we doing?!

The Ohio State women weren’t the only ones to cause an upset. On the men’s side…

  • West Virginia Beat No. 3 Kansas, 91-85,
  • the pit speechless number 7 duke, 80-76The Panthers’ first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1979.
  • texas took down number 9 boiler, 75-73But Tyrese HunterBuzzer-beater.
  • number 10 memphis Lost its second consecutive game by losing to tulane81-79.

we have grade And winners and losers from the weekend, and No. 8 Kentucky There is a big winner after the center Zvonimir Ivicic Cleared by the NCAA and scored 13 points in his debutwin 105-96 Georgia, matt says Ivicic makes an already very good team much better.

  • Norlander: “The landscape for the next 10-12 weeks in this game looks different after what happened Saturday in Lexington. The Wildcats were national title contenders without Big Z. Now they’ve got this cheat code off the bench? It feels like the country ’s deepest team. … No one knows how good/consistent Ivicic will be, but even his 7-2 frame shooting, swatting, threat of getting stuck up and down the floor – that’s what Kentucky’s profile is. stretches out.

🏈 Ohio State snags two standout transfers from Alabama

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alabamafrom the loss of nick saban‘S retirement Other programs have benefits. And nobody’s getting more than that Ohio State,

The Buckeyes added star safety Friday caleb downs After a great start with the Crimson Tide, he earned Second Team AP All-America And 247Sports True Freshman All-America Respect. Two days later, five-star 2024 quarterback julian sign transferred to ohio state Also, just one month after joining the Crimson Tide as an early-enrolled freshman.

Downs is a stud. He was one of two freshmen with at least 100 tackles and multiple interceptions last season, and also had a punt return touchdown. Now he joins a defense loaded with returning talent, including defensive end Jetty Tuimolou And jack sawyercornerback denzel burke and defensive tackle tylic williams,

Meanwhile, Sy joins a quarterback room that has several new additions. starter kyle mccord Transfer To Syracusebut the buckeyes couple Will Howard From kansas statefour star recruitment air noland (No. 57 overall in the 2024 class) And now Sai, arguably the cherry on top. A five-star (No. 21 overall) recruit from California, Sain joined the Crimson Tide last month for practices and workouts ahead of the Rose Bowl.

Downs isn’t the only freshman leaving Tuscaloosa: Offensive lineman cadin proctor transferred to iowa,

📺 What we’re watching on Monday

Spurs at 76ersNBA TV at 7 p.m.
Wake Forest at No. 4 North Carolina (M)7pm on ESPN
No. 5 UCLA at No. 20 Utah (W)7pm on ESPN2
No. 7 Kansas State at No. 12 Baylor (W)8:30 pm on FS1
No. 3 Cincinnati at Kansas (M)9pm on ESPN
Hawks at Kings10pm on NBA TV

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