Chad Henne clinches playoffs win for Chiefs with gutsy run, clutch 4th-down throw
Chad Henne became the unlikely playoff hero for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday evening.
Facing 3rd-and-14, Henne scrambled for 13 yards (even though it looked like he got the first down) then delivered a dagger to Tyreek Hill.
Here’s the replay of Henne’s scramble as there wasn’t a Browns player in sight until the end:
CHAD HENNE TAKES IT HIMSELF 🤯
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Head coach Andy Reid then went for it on 4th-and-1 (and did so from the shotgun) as Henne found Hill wide open for the first down:
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This play sent the Chiefs to their third consecutive AFC Championship Game as they will play the Buffalo Bills next Sunday. Henne finished the game going 6-for-8 for 68 yards with one interception after coming in for Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes left the game in the third quarter and then was ruled out for the remainder of the game with a concussion.
Hill finished the game with eight receptions for 110 yards and Travis Kelce did just as well as he had eight receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Kickoff for next Sunday’s AFC Championship Game will be at 6:40 p.m. ET.