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Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce (87) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers' Fred Warner (54) during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

NFL Championship Sunday took place yesterday. The matchup for Super Bowl 58 was set when the day was through. In a rematch of Super Bowl 53, it will be the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the San Francisco 49ers.

Kansas City Beats Baltimore in AFC Championship

The Baltimore Ravens hosted the AFC Championship Game. Ball security proved to be the difference. Kansas City forced three Baltimore turnovers on the afternoon. Ravens QB Lamar Jackson threw an interception and lost a fumble. Rookie WR Zay Flowers also lost a fumble in the fourth quarter while extending for the goal line. Aside from the three turnovers, the teams were statistically very similar, but that was too much to overcome. Kansas City held on to win 17-10.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has now played in the AFCCG all six years as a starter. He now advances to his fourth Super Bowl, with a chance to win his third. Kansas City TE Travis Kelce led the offense with 11 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown. He also passed Jerry Rice as the NFL’s all-time leader in postseason receptions. Kansas City has a chance to become the first repeat Super Bowl champions since the 2003-2004 New England Patriots.

San Francisco Comeback Defeats Detroit

In the NFC, the Detroit Lions were looking for their first trip to the Super Bowl in franchise history. Things started strong for Detroit, who led 14-0 after the first quarter, and 24-7 at halftime. But the 17-point advantage wasn’t enough to hold off San Francisco. In the second half, the Lions lost a fumble and turned the ball over on downs twice while going for it on fourth down. Meanwhile, their defense was unable to slow down the 49ers, who scored on five consecutive possessions.

San Francisco RB Christian McCaffrey led the way with 132 yards from scrimmage, scoring twice. The 49ers have an opportunity to win their first Super Bowl since 1994, a team that featured All-Pros and future Hall of Famers Steve Young, Jerry Rice, and Deion Sanders. It would be the sixth Super Bowl title for San Francisco, which would tie them with the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers for the most.

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Fun Fact of the Day

Yesterday’s win put the San Francisco 49ers in a tie with the Dallas Cowboys for most NFC Championships (8). The New England Patriots have won the most AFC Championships (11).

Tweet of the Day

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