Buffalo Bills: Playoff rematch set with the Chiefs in Divisonal Round

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

The Buffalo Bills knew they were advancing in the playoffs after their dominating performance on Saturday night over the New England Patriots, a game they won 47-17. However, it wasn’t until about 24 hours later that they knew who they would be playing.

That was confirmed with the Kansas City Chiefs having a blowout win of their own, winning 42-21 over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. This now sets up a rematch of the AFC Championship Game from last year with Buffalo traveling to Kansas City to play the Chiefs on Sunday night at 6:30 PM.

The Bills would ultimately lose the AFC Championship Game last year by a final score of 38-24, a game that wasn’t necessarily as close as the final score would indicate. Buffalo would score nine points in the final five minutes of the game to cut into the Chiefs lead but at that point the game was pretty much out of reach.

Buffalo Bills show they can win at Arrowhead Stadium

While the Buffalo Bills did lose on the road last year to the Kansas City Chiefs, they have recently proven that they can win at Arrowhead Stadium. These two teams met earlier this year, back in Week 5 on Sunday Night Football.

This game, which included over an hour delay due to the weather around halftime, would see the Buffalo Bills jump out to an early lead and eventually win by a final score of 38-20. This would be one of Josh Allen’s best games this season as he threw for 315 passing yards, 59 rushing yards, and five total touchdowns.

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The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the best teams in the AFC over the past few years, including two straight trips to the Super Bowl. If the Buffalo Bills hope to be considered as one of the top contenders in the AFC, this is a game that can prove that point.