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Podcast: It's still a Patrick Mahomes World
Through an AFC Championship Game full of odd twists and turns, the best player in the NFL reminded everyone why he's the best.
How’s everyone in Cincinnati holding up this AM?
This loss will sting for months. Perhaps years. For many reasons.
No question, it’s always terrible when officiating affects championship games in any sport. Free downs getting thrown around Oprah-style is a bad look for the NFL. Cincy will be thinking of its own mistakes for a while, too. No mistake hurt more than Joseph Ossai’s fateful push out of bounds. Of course, that’s the play that teed up a 45-yard field goal attempt.
Yet, two star players decided this AFC Championship Game.
Defensive tackle Chris Jones made the play of the game on defense, sacking Joe Burrow on third down to get KC the ball back.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes made the play on offense, gutting out a five-yard run on third and 4.
Here on “Go Long with Dunne and Monos,” we break it all down. Co-host Jim Monos has participated in these conference championship games as a scout before with the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints. While no fan of the product itself — the flags, the stoppages, etc. — he explains how the Chiefs found a way to win, 23-20.
We also touch on that clunker of an NFC Championship Game and the early quarterback flirtations elsewhere in the league.
Will the New York Jets trade for Aaron Rodgers?
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Our plan is post up at Fattey Beer Company in Orchard Park, NY this Friday for another live show. Details soon. And as always, feel free to upgrade a paid subscription any time below to get everything at GoLongTD.com. Expect a column from this Chiefs-Bengals game later today: