A dozen (or so) tasks the Chiefs must accomplish to knock off the Ravens

The Chiefs are playing in their sixth consecutive AFC Championship Game. If they're going to go back to the Super Bowl, here's what they need to do.

Jan 21, 2024; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15)
Jan 21, 2024; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) / Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
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6. Continue to feed Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice

Last week, I wrote about how a non-Travis Kelce and Rashee Rice receiver needs to step up. Of course, that still holds this week, but in a game like this, the Chiefs need their best players to be their best players.

Kelce and Rice both had strong games, but many have claimed that the main reason the former had a strong game was due to Buffalo's injuries. While the injuries may have played a role, Kelce was running as clean of routes as he has in a long time and his demeanor has been as encouraging as it's been all season.

Rashee Rice is no longer a traditional rookie. He's the bona fide top wide receiver for this team and he needs to play like it.

This can't be a game where one of Kelce or Rice disappear for a long stretch and Patrick Mahomes is forced to target his reliable options, such as Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Justin Watson, and Mecole Hardman.

In the most important games of the season, a team's best players need to perform like their best players. That's true for Mahomes and it's also true for Rashee Rice and Travis Kelce.