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What We Learned in the Divisional Round of the N.F.L. Playoffs

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The passing game is only part of Cincinnati’s offensive might, Travis Kelce proved to be the ultimate safety valve for Patrick Mahomes and the Giants face difficult decisions after their loss.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow completed 23 of 36 pass attempts for 242 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday to set up an A.F.C. championship matchup with top-seeded Kansas City.Credit...Ariana Shchuka for The New York Times

In the N.F.L.’s divisional-round games, the Bengals got a statement win on the road against the Bills’ fearsome defense, Patrick Mahomes added to his legend by depending on his favored target, and the Eagles’ rout of the Giants provided a measure of clarity for the losing team.