4 reasons why the Kansas City Chiefs are back in the AFC Championship

The Kansas City Chiefs narrowly defeated the Buffalo Bills to advance to their 6th straight AFC Championship Game. Here's why they are back once again.

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Kansas City Chiefs v Buffalo Bills
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4. The Chiefs Special Teams Were Clutch

On a night when the Bills missed a field goal to tie the game with under two minutes to play, the Chiefs' special teams came through big for them.

First and foremost, Harrison Butker has been clutch all season long, and that continued Sunday night when he nailed both his field goal attempts, including a 47-yarder going the same direction as Tyler Bass's 44-yard miss on a cold windy night in Buffalo.

The other key moment that could easily be overlooked was the fake punt stop. The Chiefs didn't seem fooled at all and the fake wasn't even close to picking up the yards needed. That's a great job by Dave Toub to have his guys ready and watching for a fake. If Buffalo had picked that up and gone on to get points on that drive it could have completely changed the game.

While the Chiefs may not have turned that stop into points, it did seem to be a turning point for the defense and that may not have been the case if the special teams didn't make that stop.

So there you have it Chiefs fans, the four main reasons the Chiefs are headed back to the AFC Championship Game. It's hard to believe that after years of wanting to see the Chiefs just win A playoff game, KC fans will now get to see their team play a game to go to the Super Bowl for a sixth consecutive year. I hope fans aren't taking these memories for granted because this is an amazing era of Chiefs football that we will likely never see again in our lifetimes.