Buffalo Bills: Top 3 takeaways from AFC Championship loss to Kansas City Chiefs
The Buffalo Bills magical season came to an end Sunday night after being blown out 38-24 in Kansas City.
After going up 9-0 after a fumbled punt return by Kansas City Chiefs return man, Mecole Hardman, the Bills capitalized on a Dawson Knox touchdown.
After that, It seemed all downhill for the Buffalo Bills on both offense and defense.
When they had the ball, getting any play downfield seemed a tall order as the Chiefs’ secondary stuck to the Bills receivers like glue. Running the ball was no easy task either as Devin Singletary couldn’t find any daylight between the guards or tackles to pick up positive yardage.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Chiefs’ ability to snap off big plays was Buffalo’s Achilles heel. Plays from Hardman and Hill backed the Buffalo Bills into their own territory far too often.
That saw their nine-point lead become a 21-12 deficit. That quickly snowballed into a 31-15 lead for the Chiefs, which would be too much to come back from.
Though the Bills were able to scoop up an onside kick to give Bills fans the feeling that this might not be over, the Kansas City Chiefs thought differently after shut down any offense following an Isaiah McKenzie touchdown.
The Kansas City Chiefs now back-to-back AFC Champions will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who will be hosting the game for the first time in the NFL’s history.
The Buffalo Bills will now evaluate their roster in the offseason with some very important decisions coming in terms of free agents. Expiring contracts for Matt Milano, Jon Feliciano, and Daryl Williams highlight and underline themselves as some of the notable names that may have played their last snap as a Buffalo Bills.
For one last time, these are the top three takeaways for the Buffalo Bills from the AFC Championship game.