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AFC Championship Instabreakdown: the Chiefs get the Bengals off their backs

The Kansas City offense came out in dominant fashion, marching down the field twice — but stalling out in the red zone was a major problem. Injuries quickly became the story of the offense as Kadarius Toney, Mecole Hardman and Juju Smith-Schuster all left the game with injuries.

But Kansas City found an unlikely hero: wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling turned in his best game of his season, gaining 116 yards (and scoring a touchdown) on six catches. Tight end Travis Kelce came into Sunday questionable with back spasms — but even so, he produced 78 yards and a crucial touchdown on a fourth-and-1.