The Indianapolis Colts have been outplayed both offensively and defensively as the Kansas City Chiefs booked a slot in the NFL’s AFC Championship game with a 31-13 win.
The Chiefs were on the board after just five minutes at a chilly Arrowhead Stadium, with Damien Williams scoring on a 10-yard rush.
Tyreek Hill doubled the lead with a scoring rush of 36 yards less than five minutes later and quarterback Patrick Mahomes also ran in for a score.
The Colts’ sole scoring play in the first half came off the back of a blocked Dustin Colquitt punt which was returned by Zach Pascal for a touchdown.
Andrew Luck hit T.Y. Hilton for a score late in the fourth as a consolation, but Darrel Williams secured the win with a touchdown as the Chiefs won their first playoff game in 25 years.
They now meet either the Los Angeles Chargers or the New England Patriots, with the winner heading to the Super Bowl.
Elsewhere, 32-year-old Sean McVay became the youngest ever head coach to win a playoff game as the Los Angeles Rams saw off the Dallas Cowboys 30-22.
The Rams had 273 yards rushing and another 186 through the air, taking charge in the second quarter with CJ Anderson and Todd Gurley both finding the end zone for rushing touchdowns.
Dak Prescott made it an eight-point game with just over two minutes left to play, but the Dallas defence gave up a pair of first downs.