Mahomes, Chiefs clinch AFC West with 33-27 win over Dolphins

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel (43) go after the football after Mahomes fumbled the snap, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The Chiefs recovered the ball. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Patrick Mahomes took a 30-yard sack before he got the Kansas City Chiefs going in the right direction.

The Chiefs overcame a 10-point deficit and four turnovers Sunday to clinch their fifth consecutive AFC West title by beating Miami 33-27.

Mahomes took the longest sack in the NFL in five years and was picked off three times, his first multi-interception game in more than two years. But he threw for 393 yards and two scores to help the Chiefs (12-1) earn their eighth consecutive victory.

It was the Chiefs’ second consecutive comeback at Hard Rock Stadium, where they won the Super Bowl in February despite Mahomes' two interceptions.

“We won the Super Bowl here and just clinched the AFC West — it seems every time we leave this stadium we have a hat about something we accomplished,” Mahomes said. “The (bad) part, it seems, is like I have half my interceptions at this stadium.”

With Miami’s loss, the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a playoff spot.

Tyreek Hill ran through the Dolphins’ secondary and behind it, scoring on a 32-yard run and a 44-yard reception when Mahomes hit him in stride at the goal line.

Travis Kelce had eight catches for 136 yards and a touchdown, Mecole Hardman scored untouched on a 67-yard punt return, and Kansas City’s defense was stout against Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins’ injury-riddled offense.