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Chiefs QB Mahomes scores stunning 27-yard rushing TD in AFC Championship Game

By Sports Desk January 19, 2020

Patrick Mahomes scored a sensational 27-yard rushing touchdown to send the Kansas City Chiefs into half-time of the AFC Championship Game against the Tennessee Titans 21-17 up.

Reigning MVP Mahomes sprinted out of the pocket to the left sideline and managed to stay inbounds, before evading tackles from Tramaine Brock and Amani Hooker to reach the end zone with 11 seconds of the half remaining.

The quarterback consequently became the first player in Chiefs franchise history to record multiple passing touchdowns – having twice found Tyreek Hill – and a rushing touchdown in a postseason game.

Tennessee beat the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens to reach the AFC Championship Game.

They had led 17-7 after a four-yard rushing touchdown for Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill's one-yard touchdown pass to offensive linesman Dennis Kelly.

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