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AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs news and notes heading into Super Bowl LIV

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NFL: AFC Divisional Round-Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

We are a week away from the big game and the Kansas City Chiefs are back in the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years.

Here is what has happened the past week with the Chiefs as they get ready to take on the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

Five things we learned as the Chiefs won the AFC championship - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs are headed to the Super Bowl — and we learned a few things in the victory that made it possible.

Patrick Mahomes is redefining the Chiefs right before our eyes - Arrowhead Pride
Mahomes threw for 294 yards and scored four total touchdowns on Sunday in the Chiefs’ conference title win.

Winning it for Andy Reid has become key source of Chiefs’ motivation - Arrowhead Pride
A number of players mentioned Kansas City’s head coach after their 35-24 win in the AFC title game.

Chiefs vs. Titans snap counts: Travis Kelce back, Chris Jones limited - Arrowhead Pride
After being used somewhat sparingly against the Texans, Travis Kelce was back where he belonged on Sunday.

Patrick Mahomes’ willingness to run is opening up Chiefs’ offense - Arrowhead Pride
The quarterback led the Chiefs in rushing during both playoff games.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins’ value rises in the playoffs - Arrowhead Pride
Often overshadowed in the regular season, the postseason is Watkins’ time to shine.

Chiefs treating this week as full 49ers prep week - Arrowhead Pride
The AFC title party may be continuing in Kansas City, but Andy Reid and the Chiefs are already back to work.

The “Mahomes has so many weapons” narrative and why it doesn’t matter - Arrowhead Pride
Why one of the trending criticisms of the Chiefs quarterback won’t matter in the end.

Two Kansas City Chiefs are unsung heroes in Super Bowl run - Arrowhead Pride
Advanced analytics reveal a few key players who have been an integral part of the Chiefs’ success — in both the regular season and the postseason.

Chiefs’ Chris Jones on track to play more in Super Bowl LIV - Arrowhead Pride
According to Andy Reid, the Chiefs had Jones on a snap count against the Titans.

The two words that drove the Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl - Arrowhead Pride
The season has presented plenty of opportunities for adversity to overwhelm the Chiefs. Their "never give up" mentality may be the reason they are in the Super Bowl.

A Chiefs player returns, two others sick and Chris Jones will be ready - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs say two more players are missing Thursday’s practice. It also looks like Demarcus Robinson is feeling better — and Chris Jones will be.

Steve Spagnuolo: Terrell Suggs has been a “tremendous addition” - Arrowhead Pride
Spagnuolo shared an anecdote about the future Hall of Famer on Thursday.

Why Sammy Watkins has been crucial to Chiefs’ last two playoff runs - Arrowhead Pride
Watkins hasn’t put up big numbers in Kansas City — except when the season is on the line.

Chiefs’ Spagnuolo put together a perfect gameplan to stop Derrick Henry - Arrowhead Pride
Craig takes a look at the Chiefs defensive effort against the run-heavy Titans Offense.

George Kittle is point of focus for Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV - Arrowhead Pride
Kittle hasn’t made an impact in the playoffs yet, but that hasn’t stopped Kansas City from paying attention.

Showing how the Chiefs OL has been successful in playoff run blocking - Arrowhead Pride
Like their Super Bowl opponent, the Chiefs have not displayed dominance in the running game — but when needed, the line has been getting it done.

Chiefs have told Mecole Hardman about Devin Hester’s Super Bowl moment - Arrowhead Pride
‘Uncle Dave’ says he has talked to Mecole Hardman about the moment this week.

Success against Titans suggests Chiefs could slow 49ers’ running game - Arrowhead Pride
In the AFC championship, the Chiefs stuffed the Titans’ running game with alignment and great individual play.

10 of the best Chiefs quotes from the week before the week before - Arrowhead Pride
Rounding up some of the top Kansas City quotes of the week.