The Kentucky Derby has always been known as the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports. With all the pageantry, mint juleps, betting, and the race itself, how can anything capture the greatest two minutes in sports? Well, it happened on Sunday night, and it wasn’t really two minutes, but 1 minute and 54 seconds.
114 Seconds Of Sunday Night Football
ON SUNDAY NIGHT, The Kansas City Chiefs and The Buffalo Bills faced off against each other at Arrowhead Stadium. Everyone knew it was going to be a competitive game, but no one imagined that these two teams would change the moniker of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports from the Kentucky Derby to the NFL. If you watched the game, you witnessed one of the greatest QB performances of all time and both teams collectively scoring 25 points in less than 2 minutes.
The Play By Play
- The Buffalo Bills led by Josh Allen at QB took the lead 29-26 with 1:54 left in the 4th quarter for the first time since quarter one.
- With 1:02 left in the game, Patrick Mahomes drives the field hitting Tyreek Hill for a touchdown.
- Now KC is up 33-29.
- Next the Bills drive 75 yards in six plays, scoring to get within seconds of advancing to the AFC title game.
- Now, the Bills are up 36-33 with only 13 seconds left in the game.
- The magic of Mahomes drives KC down for a 49-yard field goal to tie 36-36 and go into overtime. It was the greatest 13 second drive I have ever witnessed.
- KC wins the toss in overtime and accepts the ball.
- Patrick Mahomes drives KC down the field hitting Travis Kelce in the endzone for a touchdown and ending the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports.
Mahomes And Allen
Patrick Mahomes ended the game with 378 passing yards on a 33-of-44 passing day and four total touchdowns (three passing and one rushing) and Josh Allen ended the day 27-of-37 for 329 yards and four touchdown scores. Both quarterbacks led their teams in rushing, with Patrick Mahomes rushing seven times for 69 yards and Josh Allen rushing 11 times for 68 yards.
Now, Kansas City faces the Cincinnati Bengals and second year Joe Burrow at QB. Joe Burrow has led the Bengals to their first AFC championship game in 31 years. The other championship game will match the Los Angeles Rams vs. the San Francisco 49ers.
The San Francisco 49ers punched their ticket to the postseason on the last game of the year defeating the Los Angeles Rams, 27-24, in overtime. So, this game will be another one to watch. The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports is now owned by Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. Both QB’s will meet several more times in the playoffs and regular seasons. If you currently don’t watch the NFL or not a fan, when these two QB’s play each other, tune in for fireworks. You may witness another “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports!”