Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes (289394)

The Kansas City Chiefs won the AFC Championship in dramatic fashion on Sunday, to advance to the Super Bowl being held in Miami in two weeks. The Chiefs eliminated the Tennessee Titans 35-24. They’ll face the San Francisco 49ers, the NFC champs.

This will be the Chiefs’ first Super Bowl appearance in 50 years. They defeated the Minnesota Vikings 23 to 7 in Super Bowl IV in January 1970.

The Super Bowl was called the AFL–NFL World Championship Game until Lamar Hunt, the Chiefs’ original team owner, was credited with creating the “Super Bowl” name.

These Chiefs, 12 and 4 during the regular season, the AFC 2-seed led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, officially ended the Titans’ surprising post season run in the second quarter of Sunday’s game when Kansas City took a 21-17 lead in the second quarter.

Neither team scored in the third quarter, but the Chiefs lit up the scoreboard in the fourth with two more touchdowns.

“It’s amazing. It really is,” said Mahomes, 24, in his third season.

Mahomes logged 294 passing yards, three touchdowns, one that he scored himself after a broken second and 10 second quarter play on the Titans’ 27 yard line. Mahomes eluded defenders along the sidelines into the end zone.

His 60-yard touchdown pass to receiver Sammy Watkins put Kansas City ahead 35-17, confirming their participation in the last game of the season.

“To be here, to be a part of Chiefs Kingdom, and to be able to do it here at Arrowhead, these people deserve it. And we’re not done yet.”

Arrowhead is the name of the home stadium of the Chiefs, where they play. The AFC’s 2-seed, the other bye team, the Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans 51-31 the week before to advance to the AFC Championship game.

Tennessee, a 6-seed, knocked off the New England Patriots, 6-time Super Bowl winners and defending Super Bowl champions 20 to 13, then the 14 and 2 Baltimore Ravens, the AFC 1-seed, 28-12 to advance to the AFC Championshiip.

“Fifty years were too long, but we’re going to another Super Bowl,” said team owner Clark Hunt, excited and emotional after accepting the Lamar Hunt AFC Championship Trophy which is named after his father.

“So much effort went into this,” said Andy Reid, the Chiefs’ head coach. He’s been there since 2013 after 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. “It takes an army. It is not one guy at all. I appreciate the effort by everybody.”

This will be Reid’s second Super Bowl appearance as a head coach. His first, an Eagles 24-21 loss to the Patriots in February of 2005.