The Chiefs sacked Joe Burrow five times Sunday night, and they didn’t stop going after the Bengals quarterback once the final whistle sounded in Kansas City.
Burrow, to not much fault of his own, was looped into the war of words between the Bengals and the Chiefs leading up to the AFC Championship Game. Given the third-year QB’s perfect record against Patrick Mahomes and company leading up to Sunday’s contest, some Cincinnati players elected to dub Kansas City’s home field as “Burrowhead” after they beat the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round.
Mahomes, Travis Kelce and the Chiefs ultimately made a mockery of that troll effort after they punched their ticket to Super Bowl LVII. And Burrow himself had no issues with the verbal barbs.
“I just think that’s what makes football fun,” Burrow told reporters, per Pro Football Talk. “It’s all love at the end of the day. They know the respect that we have for them and I know the respect that they have for us. It’s an intense, emotional game. Things like that are going to happen, but I think that’s why the game is fun.”
More fun is on the horizon for the Chiefs, who will be able to enjoy some time off before traveling to Arizona for their championship clash with the Philadelphia Eagles.