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Browns and Chiefs open up Divisional Playoff Sunday to decide host of AFC Championship

Game number three of the Divisional Round kicks off with an intriguing quarterback matchup that will bring back memories of an epic college football clash from 2016.

Oklahoma v Texas Tech

It’s Divisional Sunday! Welcome to day two of the second round of the NFL playoffs, where storylines abound. Before we get to the battle of ancient quarterbacks this evening, we have a QB rematch of one of the most ridiculous college football games in recent memory.

The date was October 23, 2016. Baker Mayfield suited up for Oklahoma on the visitors’ sideline at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, while Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes was on the other side of the field. After 60 minutes of football, each team put up exactly 854 yards of total offense. Mahomes completed 52 of 88 pass attempts for 734 yards and five touchdowns; Mayfield racked up 545 yards and seven scores on 36 passes. When the dust settled, Oklahoma emerged with a 66-59 victory, remaining undefeated in Big XII play.

Let’s be honest — today’s game between these two won’t result in numbers that will even approach those. But Mayfield and Mahomes will go at it once again, with today’s game being their second meeting in the NFL as starters and their first in the postseason. Will the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs become common opponents moving forward? That’s tough to predict, but it’s a good bet that whichever QB has the better game today will lead his team to the AFC Championship Game next week. If the Chiefs win, they will host next week’s game, while the Browns will travel if they are victorious today.

Join us here as we follow along with this afternoon’s game.

WHO?

#6 Cleveland Browns (12-5) vs. #1 Kansas City Chiefs (14-2)

WHEN?

Sunday, January 17, 2021
2:05 PM Central Time (3:05 PM Eastern)

WHERE?

Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, Missouri

HOW?

TV Channel: CBS
Commentators: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson

Online Streaming Options: CBS All Access, NFL mobile app, Yahoo! Sports mobile app

National Radio Broadcast: Westwood One Sports
Sirius/XM channel 88