Chiefs fall to Bengals in AFC Championship

Bengals Chiefs Football
Bengals Chiefs Football
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GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
Posted at 6:45 AM, Jan 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-30 18:39:28-05

5:20 | Despite winning the coin toss, a costly interception ensured the Bengals' victory.

With the game-winning field goal, Cincinnati advances to the Super Bowl.

5:05 p.m. | Harrison Butker bailed out the Chiefs for another chance at a win in overtime.

He nailed a 44-yard field goal to tie the game with only seconds left.

The Chiefs then won the toss, so they will have first possession going into overtime play.

4:47 p.m. | The Bengals have taken the lead against the Chiefs in the fourth quarter following a successful field goal attempt.

The score is now 21-24.

The quarter has had its ups and downs for Kansas City, with an interception from L'Jarius Sneed and a missed sack from Chris Jones.

4:15 p.m. | The Bengals gain another touchdown following a costly interception thrown by Patrick Mahomes, bringing the score to a tie of 21-21.

The consolation play for Chiefs fans came when Mahomes made his own tackle to hold the Bengals.

4:10 p.m. | The Chiefs are off to a slow start in the third quarter.

Neither team has yet to get in the end zone. The Bengals managed to snag a field goal and KC is so far scoreless.

3:28 p.m. | That's half.

The Bengals managed to hold the Chiefs' last drive of the half, keeping the score at 21-10.

Though Kansas City still holds the lead, fans have come to expect more last-minute success following the unforgettable 13 seconds against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday.

3:11 p.m. | The Chiefs secured a decent lead on the Bengals with about five minutes left in the second quarter.

The score sits at 21-10 with the first touchdown from Tyreek Hill, the second from Travis Kelce and the third from Mecole Hardman.

Patrick Mahomes and Kelce have connected several times throughout the game, pushing Kelce to a major career milestone.

In holding the Bengals to 10 points while sustaining three successful drives, the Chiefs are off to a good start.

2:05 p.m. | Follow along for Chiefs vs Bengals AFC Championship coverage from GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

1:30 p.m. | With roughly 30 minutes to game time, Chiefs fans have gathered around the Kansas City area to watch the championship game.

KSHB 41 News reporter Dan Cohen showed the sea of red at the Power & Light District in Kansas City, Missouri.

11:52 a.m. | The Kansas City Chiefs announce that safety Tyrann Mathieu has cleared his injury designation and will play in the AFC Championships against the Cincinnati Bengals.

8:47 a.m. | According to KSHB 41 News reporter Charlie Keegan, the gates to the Arrowhead Stadium parking lot have opened an hour early, around 8:30 a.m.

Arrowhead parking lot opens early

8:33 a.m. | KSHB 41 traffic anchor Daisha Jones has spotted a line of cars waiting for the Arrowhead parking lot to open.

Will Arrowhead set a new record for loudest stadium in the world?

GEHA Field at Arrowhead previously set the record in 2014 when the Chiefs faced off against the New England Patriots.

7:46 a.m. | KSHB 41 News is proud to be your 'Home of the Chiefs,' and we've been tracking how fans have expressed their Chiefs pride, from poetry to songwriting.

But Chiefs Kingdom isn't just limited to the Kansas City area — Chiefs fans are repping the team from every corner of the world.

Julie and Paul Spaeth will be rooting for a Chiefs win from Antartica.


KSHB 41 has been charting just how far Chiefs Kingdom reaches on our digital map.

To add your location to the map, email us at, and be sure to include an image showing your Chiefs pride as well as your location.

7:19 a.m. | According to KSHB 41 Meterologist Jeff Penner, the conditions in Kansas City will be calm for the game.

Conditions will be mostly sunny, with temperatures near 37 degrees around 11 a.m. Temperatures will rise to 45 degrees for kickoff, before dipping back down to 36 degrees at the end of the game.

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7:06 a.m. | While Chiefs fans are celebrating near GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in anticipation for this afternoon's game, Bengals fans have joined in as well.

KSHB 41 News reporter Charlie Keegan spoke with one Bengals fan who has arrived in Chiefs Kingdom from Wichita for the matchup.

Bengals fan gets taste of Chiefs Kingdom

6:45 a.m. | The Kansas City Chiefs will face the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship Sunday at 2:05 p.m. at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

Chiefs fans have gathered near Arrowhead Stadium for tailgates and to count down to kickoff. The parking lot will open at 9:30 a.m.

The grills at Arrowhead may not be the only things lighting up today. If the Chiefs pull out a victory against the Bengals and head to Los Angeles, then fans can look up to see the skies lit by a Chiefs pride drone show.

In the event of a victory, the light show will take place over Union Station at around 6:30 p.m. and once again at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu may also be ready to shine in Sunday's game.

Multiple reports state that Mathieu will be taking the field against the Bengals, after entering concussion protocols and leaving last Sunday's game against the Bills after the opening drive.