The last NFL Sunday of the regular season saw the Patriots go to the Bills, needing a win to book a playoff spot; The Eagles can claim the NFC No. 1 seed with a home win over the Giants and the Packers host the Lions as part of a ‘wild card’ battle – live on Sky Sports NFL from 6pm
Last updated: 01/08/23 1:53 am
The Kansas City Chiefs claimed the No. 1 seed at the AFC and said goodbye to the first round in the knockout stages with a 31-13 road win over the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday night.
Story of the game
With the NFL’s decision to cancel Monday night’s game between the Buffalo Bills (March 12) and the Cincinnati Bengals (April 11), after the Bills were safe, Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field, the Captains knew that will win Saturday’s contest. will win the top seed in the congress.
But due to the change agreed in the match structure of the tournament on FridayDue to the extraordinary circumstances of last week in the NFL, the Captains are not guaranteed a home advantage for the AFC Championship game if they go that far in the knockout stages.
There was a round of applause for Hamlin ahead of Saturday’s game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs, with players from both sides wearing ‘Love For Damar’ t-shirts, showing their support.
The captain then wasted no time taking the lead in the game, as Patrick Mahomes connected with receiver Justin Watson to make a 67-yard relay in just the second inning from the previous scenario. QB, then hit a short touchdown pass to Jerick McKinnon three games later.
Ronald Jones, Kadarius Toney and Isiah Pacheco each made TD runs for the Captain, while Harrison Butker kicked in for 44 yards, with the visitors 31 ahead of Las Vegas.
Mahomes said after the game: “Goodbye it’s like winning a knockout match. “For now we just have to focus on watching tomorrow and then next week to see who we’re up against and show the best football.”
The Captain’s defense repeatedly harassed Raiders midfielder Jarrett Stidham, especially in the first half, when they sacked him four times – one of which resulted in a mess – and once knocked him out ta.
Stidham, just started his second NFL after the Raiders put Derek Carr on the bench, threw 219 yards and a touchdown. He also dashed for 50 yards.
The Raiders (6-11) took a 14-3 lead early in the second half as they drove 74 yards to the Captain’s two-yard line. However, consecutive fouls on Stidham’s third and fourth goals turned them around.
Kansas City then drove 98 yards in 12 innings, ending the series with Kadarius Toney’s 11 yards score. Stidham fumbled for the Raiders’ next hold and, two innings later, Butker hit the net 44 yards in the final seconds of the first half to give the Captain a 24-3 lead.
Las Vegas opened the third round with 13 innings but had to settle with a 38-yard goal from Daniel Carlson.
Pacheco scored early in the fourth inning for KC, while the Raiders finally found the final zone with nothing more than a point of consolation midway through the fourth as Stidham found Hunter Renfrow for the 11-yard TD. .
- Pass: Patrick Mahomes, 18/26, 202 yards, 1 TD
- Rush: Isiah Pacheco, eight take, 64 yards, 1 touchdown
- Get: Justin Watson, one catch, 67 yardsS
- Travis Kelce, six catches, 38 yards
- Pass: Jarrett Stidham, 22/36, 219 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
- Rush: Josh Jacobs, 17 attempts, 45 yards
- Receiving the ball: Davante Adams, five catches, 73 yards
- Hunter Renfrow, seven catches, 63 yards, 1 touchdown
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The New England Patriots (8-8) need to win to secure an AFC spot when they go to buffalo bill (12-3) on the last NFL Sunday of the 2022 season – live NFL Sports Sky from 6pm.
The match will be the Bills’ first after Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field during their game against the Bengals on Monday night. Hamlin tweeted on Saturday for the first time sincesays he’s “grateful to everyone who reached out and prayed”.
After the action in Buffalo, we headed to Philadelphia for Eagle‘ (13-3) ends the season with New York Giants (9-6-1) – start, 9:25 pm. The home team needs to win to eliminate the number 1 seed, say goodbye to the first round and home advantage to qualify for the knockout round. Meanwhile, The Giants were assured of the 6th seed in NFC.
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At the end of the three-man match on Sunday night, we went with friends to NBC for the American Football Night and a big game at Lambeau Field as Green Bay Packers (8-8) organization Detroit lion (8-8) – start, 1:20 a.m., Monday. The Packers earn a playoff spot if they win, while the Lions’ win would secure them the last remaining wild card spot in the NFC, provided the Seattle Seahawks lost their previous game to the Los Angeles Rams.
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