It's been six years in the making, but Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson are finally facing off in the playoffs. The Chiefs quarterback has come out on top in three of their previous four regular-season encounters, but the last of those was more than two years ago – it's why today's AFC Championship Game clash genuinely feels like a piece of history in the making.
The Baltimore Ravens are the No.1 seed in the conference, and one of few teams with the tools to counter Mahomes and Travis Kelce, thanks to their all-conquering defence, and they've even had an extra day of rest, but taking on the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs is like fighting a curse or a prophecy. No matter how well-prepared you are, your fate is ultimately in the lap of the gods.
The winning team will lift the Lamar Hunt Trophy and be the first to book their place in the Super Bowl.
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What time is kickoff?
Chiefs vs Ravens kickoff is at 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 8pm GMT today, Sunday, January 28. In Australia, that's 7am AEDT on Monday, January 29.
Chiefs vs Ravens news and venue
While this is the first Mahomes vs Jackson encounter in the playoffs, the two have met four times in the regular season, with Mahomes 3-1 up.
The game will be played at a rainy M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.
Chiefs inactives: WR Kadarius Toney, OL Joe Thuney, DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah, DE BJ Thompson, LB Willie Gay, CB Ekow Boye-Doe, CB Keith Taylor
Ravens inactives: QB Malik Cunningham, QB Josh Johnson, WR Tylan Wallace, C Sam Mustipher, G Sala Aumavae-Laulu, LB Del'Shawn Phillips, CB Rock Ya-Sin
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