The Cincinnati Bengals will face the Chiefs in Kansas City next Sunday (Jan. 30) in the AFC Championship at 3:05 p.m. Eastern on CBS.
The Chiefs defeated the Bills in Kansas City, 42-36, on Sunday in Divisional Round action. The Bengals earned Saturday's 19-16 playoff win against the Titans in Nashville.
The Bengals rallied to beat the Chiefs, 34-31, on Jan. 2 to clinch the AFC North title.
The Bengals' last AFC Championship appearance came on Jan. 8, 1989, against the Bills. Cincinnati won to advance to the Super Bowl.
Social media reactions to the Bengals' AFC Championship opponent - as well as the San Francisco 49ers as a possible Super Bowl foe:
After losing at Cincinnati late in the year, Patrick Mahomes told Joey Burrow he would see him again in the playoffs. Word kept.
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) January 24, 2022
Next stop Kansas City
— Mr. Undrafted (@quinton_spain) January 24, 2022
KC it is.
— Chidobe Awuzie (@ChidobeAwuzie) January 24, 2022
There never has been a weekend in NFL divisional playoff history in which all four road teams were victorious.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 23, 2022
Gotta love this shii😎
— ⚡️Primetime!!!⚡️ (@Joe_MainMixon) January 24, 2022
Tonight’s game of #Chiefs #Bills should honestly be the AFC Championship Game. No disrespect to the #Bengals because they have and will bring it next weekend.
But this game tonight in KC is the meeting of the best IMO.
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) January 23, 2022
One more round to a trilogy. pic.twitter.com/pFi1bvxKKM
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) January 23, 2022
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