In the Wild Card round, the Buffalo Bills thumped the New England Patriots in a 47-17 win that reestablished them as an AFC Super Bowl favorite. This week, the Bills will head to Arrowhead Stadium for the second time this season to take on the Kansas City Chiefs.
Buffalo Bills’ All-Time Record vs Kansas City Chiefs
The Buffalo Bills are 27-23-1 all-time against the Chiefs. Since 2006, the Bills and Chiefs have split their 12 meetings with six wins apiece.
The Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs last met in Week 5 of this season in a matchup that was dominated by the Bills and was thought to be a changing of the guard in the AFC at the time. The Chiefs held a 10-7 lead in the second quarter before the Bills outscored the Chiefs 31-14 for the rest of the game to cruise to a 38-20 win.
Buffalo was aided by the four turnovers they forced and playing turnover-free football themselves. Josh Allen had one of the most efficient outings he’s ever had, completing 15 of 26 passes for 315 yards, three touchdowns, and no turnovers.
Last Week’s Result
In the Wild Card round, the Chiefs decimated the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 42-21 drubbing that saw Patrick Mahomes throw five touchdowns in the span of 11 and a half minutes of game time. The Steelers were the first to score, returning a fumble 26 yards for a touchdown, but that seemingly lit a fire under the Chiefs, because from that point on the game was not at all competitive.
Mahomes arguably topped Josh Allen’s performance, completing 30 of 39 passes for 404 yards, five touchdowns, and an interception. The Kansas City defense also held the Steelers to just 257 total yards of offense.
It likely will not be as easy for the Bills this time around, given that the Chiefs have won all six of their games in Arrowhead since the Bills beat them there in October. Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes both showed out in the Wild Card round and will be looking to do so again this week.
The Bills-Chiefs and Allen-Mahomes rivalry is starting to resemble the first true quarterback and team rivalry since Tom Brady’s Patriots and Peyton Manning’s Colts. This will be another installment in what should be a competitive rivalry for a long while.