KANSAS CITY, MO — For the second straight year, the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs are meeting for the second straight year in the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri with a trip to the Super Bowl at stake.
The two teams met last year with the Bengals winning, 27-24. The Stripes are hoping for back-to-back Super Bowls with a win while the Chiefs will make three in the last four years with a victory.
News Center 7′s Brandon Lewis is at Arrowhead Stadium and spoke with fans in Kansas City. They tell him they believe the players on the field feel the energy from them especially during away games.
That’s why so many of them are traveling for these playoff games.
Fans told Lewis they’ve been with the team during the ups and downs and remember seeing empty seats at Payor Stadium. Now, that’s not the case.
“I remember four or five years ago there weren’t even this many people at Paul Brown Stadium,” said Casey Schneider of Loveland. “So, to see this many people traveling and supporting the team. It’s surreal, it’s amazing.”
Lewis says you can feel the excitement outside at the tailgating lots and fans hope to bring that inside Arrowhead Stadium. He spoke with one fan, Jacob, an 18-year old from Waynesville. They spoke at the Bengals-Ravens playoff game in Cincinnati and the Bengals-Bills game in Orchard Park, New York.
Jacob is in Kansas City for the game with his father, uncle and grandfather. They chatted with Lewis again and he said they were his good luck charm during this Bengals playoff run.
“We had to make the trip to keep it going,” he said. “We went to Buffalo. We’re here to support them, watch them win.”
Jacob told Lewis it’s just ‘awesome’ seeing all the Bengals fans on the road supporting the team.
News Center 7 will have full coverage following the Bengals-Chiefs game.
The winner of the AFC Championship game will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona on February 12 at State Farm Stadium.
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