The Chiefs were a play away from punching their ticket to Super Bowl LIII in the AFC Championship game against the Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, but one of their veteran players committed a terrible mental mistake that completely screwed their chances and swung the momentum of the game.
Kansas City had New England on the ropes, leading 28-24, faced with a third-and-10 scenario, and under a minute remaining in the contest. A Tom Brady pass was tipped and intercepted — and it looked as if the Chiefs were going to emerge victorious.
Hold on a second, though. Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford was lined up in the neutral zone (barely), so he was penalized for being offside — nullifying the interception.
Rob Gronkowski caught a pass at the Chiefs’ five-yard line on the play that followed, and then Rex Burkhead punched it in for the go-ahead touchdown. The Patriots would go on to win in overtime, and they’re currently listed as 1.5-point favorites against the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. You can get some betting action down on the game at a number of sportsbooks, but first, you’ll want to visit Bet-New-Jersey.com for wagering advice. It would be interesting to know what the spread would’ve been had the Chiefs won.
Ford’s terrible gaffe will forever haunt Chiefs fans, as it was the first AFC title game Kansas City had ever hosted. And they should have won.