Kansas City Chiefs are now experts in clawing back their way from big disadvantages: 24 points against the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round, and 10 points against the Titans in the Conference championship, and the main hero of both historical events was Patrick Mahomes who led his team with 53 yards and one rushing touchdown, and 294 yards and three passing touchdowns.
But as good as Mahomes and crew are in pulling themselves back from disadvantages; if they want to lift the Lombardi trophy in their first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years, the Chiefs cannot afford to dig themselves these holes in the first place.
San Francisco 49ers
There’s no other way to put it: San Francisco dominated its rivals in the playoffs. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo completed 17 passes in 27 attempts in the two previous games and completed 6 of 8 passing attempts against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Conference Championship. Garoppolo only achieved 77 air yards, not because Green Bay forced him to do so, but mostly because 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan chose to play him that way and capitalize on the exceptional performance of running back Raheem Mostert.