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Kansas City 27, Baltimore 24
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 9, 2018
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Temperature: 27°
Head Official: Tony Corrente
Attendance: 74336

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes converted two fourth downs on a game-tying drive in regulation Sunday, and kicker Harrison Butker atoned for a missed field goal with a 35-yarder in overtime as the Kansas City Chiefs edged the Baltimore Ravens 27-24 at Kansas City, Mo.

Mahomes finished with 377 yards passing, going 35 of 53 with two touchdowns and an interception against the NFL's top-ranked defense. With the win, the Chiefs (11-2) clinched a berth in the playoffs while retaining the best record in the AFC.

The Ravens (7-6) failed to score in response to the Chiefs' field goal, which came on the opening possession of overtime.

Starting quarterback Lamar Jackson was injured in overtime after getting sacked by Kansas City linebackers Justin Houston and Dee Ford. Faced with two snaps and 22 yards to gain from the Baltimore 41-yard line, backup quarterback Robert Griffin III could not engineer a first down, throwing two incompletions.

A strip-sack by linebacker Houston with 38 seconds remaining in regulation gave the Chiefs a chance to win with a field goal, but a 43-yard boot by Butker sailed wide as time expired, prompting the overtime period.

With Kansas City trailing by seven in the fourth quarter and facing fourth-and-9, Mahomes heaved a 48-yard pass across his body to wide receiver Tyreek Hill. He then connected with running back Damien Williams on fourth-and-3 for a 5-yard touchdown with 53 seconds remaining.

Jackson passed for 147 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a team-high 71 yards.

A 55-yard punt return by Cyrus Jones put the Ravens at the Chiefs' 14 and in position for what looked like a decisive touchdown. Baltimore scored in three plays, using a 9-yard pass from Jackson to John Brown with 4:04 remaining for the TD.

The Ravens gained 198 yards on the ground after rushing for 200-plus yards in each of their previous three games.

The Chiefs struck for 10 points inside the final three minutes of the first half. Kelce snagged a 15-yard touchdown pass with 2:37 remaining. Then after the defense stopped the Ravens, Mahomes engineered a 75-yard march before Kansas City settled for a 24-yard field goal by Butker as time expired to gain a 17-10 halftime margin.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Baltimore   Kansas City
Gus Edwards Player Spencer Ware
16 Attempts 15
67 Yards 75
4.2 Avg Yards 5.0
0 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 13
Baltimore   Kansas City
Willie Snead IV Player Tyreek Hill
5 Receptions 8
61 Yards 139
12.2 Avg Yards 17.4
0 Touchdowns 0
16 Long 48
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Baltimore 321 194 127 3 1 1 2.0 0
Kansas City 442 94 348 3 2 0 2.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against L.A. Chargers. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .818 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Ravens have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .600 after a loss.