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Chiefs beat Texans after trailing 24-zip…Packers advance to NFC title game…Browns have a coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have earned the right to host the AFC championship game against Tennessee by turning a 24-0 deficit into a 51-31 win over Houston. Patrick Mahomes  threw for 321 yards and five touchdowns for the Chiefs, who are the first team in NFL playoff history to win by at least 20 after trailing by at least 20. Travis Kelce  had three second-quarter touchdown receptions and Damien Williams had three TDs, including two on the ground.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams for two touchdowns while completing 16 of his 27 passes for 243 yards and no interceptions as the Green Bay Packers downed Seattle, 28-23 to reach the NFC championship game against San Francisco. Adams racked up 160 yards on eight receptions, while Aaron Jones carried 21 times for 62 yards and two scores. Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith each had two of Green Bay’s five sacks of Russell Wilson, who threw for 277 yards and a TD but couldn’t pull the Seahawks out of a 21-3 halftime hole.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says the Browns have chosen the Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski  to replace Freddie Kitchens, who was dismissed after one season and a 6-10 record. round. The 37-year-old Stefanski has been with the Vikings since 2006 and oversaw an offensive attack that flourished this season, headed by quarterback Kirk Cousins, running back Dalvin Cook and receiver Adam Thielen . Stefanski is the sixth coach hired by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam since he bought the team in 2012.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Texas Rangers have agreed on a one-year, $5 million contract with third baseman Todd Frazier, pending a successful physical. The 33-year-old Frazier batted .251 with 21 home runs and 67 RBIs in 133 games for the Mets last season. Third base is one of the primary needs for the Rangers, who lost out on their pursuit of free agent Anthony Rendon  when he signed with the division rival Angels.

HONOLULU (AP) — Australian Cameron Smith won his first PGA Tour title by taking the Sony Open in a playoff with Brendan Steele. Two shots behind with two holes to play, Smith made an 8-foot birdie putt on the final hole of regulation before winning it with a two-putt par from 10 feet on the first extra hole. Smith closed with a 68 for an 11-under total, one shot ahead of Webb Simpson.

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