Chiefs try for 1st playoff win over Colts...Rams and Cowboys meet again...Clemson celebrates
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping this is the year they will finally beat the Indianapolis Colts in a playoff game. The Chiefs are 0-4 against the Colts in the postseason heading into this afternoon’s matchup at Arrowhead Stadium. The Colts are on a roll, having won nine of their last 10 games after a 1-5 start. But the Chiefs boast an offense that has scored 565 points this season behind quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has thrown 50 touchdown passes.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tonight’s NFC playoff game in Los Angeles features two familiar opponents: the Rams and the Cowboys. These franchises have split eight postseason games, and the Rams are the most frequent playoff opponent for Dallas. The Cowboys last won a road playoff game in 1993 on their way to a Super Bowl title. The Rams haven’t won a playoff game since 2005.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have officially named Freddie Kitchens their coach after his strong, eight-game stint as offensive coordinator. Kitchens started the season coaching Cleveland’s running backs and became interim coordinator on Oct. 29 after coach Hue Jackson and Todd Haley were fired. Kitchens transformed Cleveland’s offense while developing quarterback Baker Mayfield, who threw 19 of his NFL rookie record 27 touchdown passes in the season’s second half.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has celebrated its second national football title in three seasons with a parade and rally before thousands of fans. Spectators stood seven or eight deep along the parade route, which ended outside Clemson’s stadium. Coach Dabo Swinney accepted the Cotton Bowl trophy and the national championship prize to the cheers of a mostly full arena. Clemson capped an undefeated season with a 44-16 rout of Alabama in the title game Monday night.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama defensive lineman LaBryan Ray has been arrested on a public intoxication charge. Tuscaloosa police say Ray was arrested last evening after refusing to leave an establishment at Midtown Village. Security detained him until police arrived. Officers determined that Ray was intoxicated. He was booked at Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $500 bond.