The final game of the NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Weekend lived up to the expectations with two of the best Quarterbacks in the NFL playing for the opportunity to advance to the next round. In a game with Superstars like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Travis Kelce, and Stefon Diggs, it was a 24 year old from Vineland, New Jersey who gave his team the lead early in the Fourth Quarter.

Vineland High School in New Jersey
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When the Kansas City Chiefs travelled to Buffalo to play the Bills on Sunday Evening, we all knew it had to be someone aside from the big stars had to step up to help their team win. On the Chiefs' eight play offensive drive in the 4th Quarter, Running Back Isiah Pacheco carried the ball four times. On his final carry of that offensive drive, Pacheco scored the Touchdown that gave Kansas City a 27-24 lead with 14:20 left.

Chiefs Isiah Pacheco graduated from Vineland High School
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Pacheco's Rushing Touchdown proved to be the winning score as the Chiefs' Defense limited the Bills offense in the Fourth Quarter. The Vineland High School and Rutgers University Graduate finished the game with 111 Total Yards and his two final runs sealed the game for Kansas City.

There was no "Sophomore Slump" or "Super Bowl Hangover" for Isiah Pacheco this past season as he had more Rushing Yards (935) and Receiving Yards (244) than his Rookie Year.  Pacheco also had 9 Total Touchdowns as part of the Kansas City Chiefs winning the AFC West Division for the eight straight year.

Kansas City Chiefs Running Back Isiah Pacheco
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This will be the sixth straight season that the Chiefs will play in the AFC Championship Game under Head Coach Andy Reid. During his tenure in Philadelphia, Reid led the Eagles to four straight NFC Conference Championship Games and five overall. Isiah Pacheco was nine years old when Andy Reid's Eagles lost to the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC Championship Game.

Next up for the Kansas City Chiefs they play the Baltimore Ravens for the opportunity to play in Super Bowl 58.  The Ravens had the number one Scoring Defense in the NFL this season so this will be a major test for Isiah Pacheco and the Chiefs Offense next weekend.

Kansas City Chiefs Isiah Pacheco
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Check Out Greater Atlantic City, NJ Area Athletes Who Played Games In NFL

Many people are not aware of the number of athletes from the Greater Atlantic City Region who have played in the National Football League. Football players who played at high schools in Cape May, Atlantic, Cumberland, and Ocean Counties have a strong representation in the NFL over the last few decades.

One of the most difficult accomplishments in sports is to make a Professional Sports Roster and earn the opportunity to play in a game at the highest level of the sport. Check out some of the great South Jersey Athletes who have played in games in the NFL:

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