Honey Badger is back.
The Chiefs announced Sunday morning that safety Tyrann Mathieu (concussion) has been removed from the injury report and will play versus the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game. He was originally listed as questionable after being a full practice participant Thursday and Friday.
Mathieu had been in the concussion protocol after taking an inadvertent knee to the head during last week’s playoff win over the Bills. His return couldn’t come at a more opportune time. Kansas City’s pass defense struggled mightily against Buffalo following Mathieu’s exit, surrendering four touchdowns from Josh Allen to Gabriel Davis.
The veteran safety has played a vital role in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl runs the past two years and recently earned his third Pro Bowl selection. He collected 76 tackles, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in the regular season.
San Francisco 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt dropped what could have been a pivotal interception in the fourth quarter of their loss to the Rams on Sunday. Tartt owned up to his mistake after the game.
The Los Angeles Rams opened as a four-point favorite over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI, according to Caesars Sportsbook.
Matthew Stafford and the Rams emerged from a slim halftime deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, sending L.A. to its second Super Bowl appearance in four seasons.
Bengals rookie kicker Evan McPherson once again stole the show on Sunday with a perfect outing to send Cincy to Super Bowl LVI.
On its first five second-half drives, Kansas City totaled 34 yards and just two first downs with a Patrick Mahomes interception. The struggles opened the door for the Cincinnati to sprint back into the contest and ultimately win 27-24 in overtime.
For the first time since the 1988 season, the Cincinnati Bengals are going to Super Bowl LVI following their overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. 
The Bengals offense sustained a key injury to their lineup in the first quarter against the Chiefs. Plus, other roster and injury news from Championship Sunday.
Chicago announced Sunday it has hired Luke Getsy as its new offensive coordinator. The addition is a subtraction for a notable NFC North rival, as Getsy spent the past three seasons as the Packers’ quarterbacks coach.
The Las Vegas Raiders are expected to hire New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as their new head coach, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday.
The official inactives for Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship Games between Cincinnati and Kansas City, and San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The Las Vegas Raiders are expected to hire Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler as their general manager, Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero report. With Ziegler on board, the Raiders are also finalizing a deal with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as the head coach.
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