For the second straight week, the Kansas City Chiefs went on the road in the AFC Playoffs. One week after beating the Buffalo Bills in the Divisional Round in Western New York, the Chiefs traveled to Baltimore to play the Ravens in the AFC Championship game Sunday afternoon.
For the second straight week, the Chiefs went on the road and won and now they are heading to Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII. Former Virginia Tech safety Chamarri Conner played a part in the Chiefs win and in his rookie season, he's going to play in football's biggest game on Feb. 11 against the NFC winner.
Against the Ravens, Conner only had two tackles, including a big one in the fourth quarter on Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson to keep the former Louisville standout from picking up a key first down. Earlier in the fourth quarter, he played a part in a Deon Bush interception in the end zone by covering the Baltimore receiver.
Conner had a career night against the Bills with 10 tackles, and eight of them were solo. Conner was selected in the fourth round by Kansas City in 2023 and the 6-foot-0 former Hokie is one win away from winning the Super Bowl.
It was not an easy task for the Chiefs' defense to slow down Jackson and Baltimore's defense on the road, but they did it, holding them to just a first-quarter touchdown and a fourth-quarter field goal. They forced two fourth interceptions, one forced fumble at the goal line, and the interception by Bush in the end zone.