By Araceli Villanueva // @Aracelv1
Whether you were freezing in the stands at Arrowhead Stadium or sitting at home, fans across the country were watching arguably the best game of the season.
Everyone was anxiously waiting to see if the Kansas City Chiefs could stamp their ticket to Super Bowl LIII.
Unfortunately, fans saw their dreams of a trip to Atlanta this year dashed during the last few seconds of a nerve-racking, heartbreaking 37-31 overtime loss to the New England Patriots.
Although the results were not in the Chiefs favor – I am proud of this team. Not only for leading the game into overtime in the first-ever AFC Championship at home, but continuing to show the same determination they expressed all season that led them to finish first in the AFC West.
Having a record of 12-4, and bringing the playoffs back to KC was also a huge accomplishment. And with the recent release of defensive coordinator Bob Sutton and new hire, Steve Spagnuolo – I’ll remain optimistic about the defense.
If Spags gets the job as DC for the @Chiefs they are better on D day 1 when he walks in the building. One of my favorite coaches. Players will love playing for him and he will love them back. Very relatable to the entire roster. #ChiefsKingdom
— Lawrence Tynes (@lt4kicks) January 24, 2019
The last time the Chiefs hoisted the Vince Lombardi trophy was in 1970 and making another appearance in the biggest game of the year would have been historic. This city deserves it. But as the script says – Brady and Co. return to the Super Bowl to face the Los Angeles Rams while we wait another year.
Thank you, Patrick Mahomes for bringing the magic back to Arrowhead. We can’t wait to watch you work your magic next season!
Until then, thank you, Chiefs for giving us a thrilling season.
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