NFL Research offers the best nuggets from NFL playoff games. Here are the most eye-popping statistical accomplishments from Championship Sunday.
» Kyle Shanahan and Mike Shanahan will be the first father-son duo in NFL history to reach the Super Bowl as head coaches. Mike Shanahan's 1997 and 1998 Broncos won back-to-back Super Bowls and Kyle's 49ers will take on the Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. Andy Reid was the quarterbacks coach of the 1997 Packers who lost to Mike Shanahan's Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII.
» The 49ers are 5-1 in the Super Bowl and will look to tie the Patriots (6) and Steelers (6) for the most Super Bowl wins in NFL history. The Chiefs, who are 1-1 in the Super Bowl, will make their third Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. Head coach Andy Reid has the most wins (221) by a head coach without a Super Bowl or NFL Championship win in NFL history, including playoffs.
» Jimmy Garoppolo had only eight pass attempts in the 49ers' NFC championship win over the Packers. The 49ers join the 1971 and 1973 Dolphins (twice) as the only teams to finish a playoff game with fewer than 10 pass attempts in the Super Bowl era, with Hall of Famer Bob Griese as their starting quarterback. The 1973 Dolphins won Super Bowl VIII.
» Davante Adams became the seventh player in the Super Bowl era to have consecutive games with at least 130 receiving yards in a single postseason after doing so in the Divisional Round (160) and NFC Championship Game (138). He joined Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Fred Biletnikoff, as well as Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Smith, Charlie Brown and Wesley Walker as the only players to do so.
» The Chiefs have advanced to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1969 season. Kansas City defeated the Vikings 23-7 in Super Bowl IV and has not made an appearance since. The Chiefs hope to win their first Super Bowl in 50 years and break the second-longest active drought in the NFL by a team without a Super Bowl win (Jets won in 1968).
» Only two players have at least 250 passing yards, at least three passing TDs and at least 50 rushing yards in multiple career playoff games: Patrick Mahomes (2019) and Hall of Famer Joe Montana (1984). Mahomes did so in the Divisional Round with 321 passing yards, five passing TDs, and 53 rushing yards and did so Sunday with 294 passing yards, 53 rushing yards, and three passing TDs.
» With 35 pass attempts and three passing TDs Sunday, Patrick Mahomes now has the most pass attempts (142) without an interception to begin a playoff career since play-by-play data began being tracked in 1991. He has the most passing TDs (11) in the playoffs without an interception to begin a career since 1950.
» Patrick Mahomes' 27-yard rushing TD was the longest such TD of his career. According to Next Gen Stats, Mahomes covered 64.0 yards of distance on his TD scramble, the most distance covered by a quarterback as a ball carrier on a TD run this season. He has more rushing TDs in the playoffs (two) than all other quarterbacks in Chiefs history combined (zero).
» Patrick Mahomes had 53 rushing yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round win and 53 rushing yards on his way to claiming the Lamar Hunt Trophy. He is just the sixth quarterback since 1950 with multiple games with at least 50 rushing yards in a single postseason. He joined Hall of Famer Joe Montana, Hall of Famer Otto Graham, Steve McNair, Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson as the only quarterbacks to do so.
» After racking up more than 180 rushing yards in both the Wild Card Round and the Divisional Round, Derrick Henry was held to just 69 rushing yards in the AFC Championship Game. This is the first time Henry has had fewer than 70 rushing yards in a game since the Titans' Week 9 loss to the Panthers (63 rush yards) and just his fourth such game of the season, including playoffs. The Titans are 0-4 in such games.