Sitting at 4-1, the Buffalo Bills are one of the top teams in the NFL so far. They blew out the Pittsburgh Steelers at home 38-3, putting up 552 yards of total offense as Josh Allen passed for a career-high 424 yards. Now they look towards Week 6, where they will face their biggest road test so far this season.
The Bills’ next opponent on their schedule? The Kansas City Chiefs – the same team that ended the Bills’ playoff run in the classic “13 Seconds” game in the divisional round of last year’s playoffs. Buffalo leads the all-time series versus Kansas City 27-24-1 but has yet to beat the Chiefs in their recent playoff encounters. Patrick Mahomes has a 3-1 record against Allen when going up against the Bills’ single-caller.
Another elite football team, the Kansas City Chiefs moved to 4-1 after beating the Las Vegas Raiders 30-29 on Monday Night Football. Even with the loss of Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs’ offense is still firing on all cylinders – the unit is first in points scored, and 6th in total yardage.
Mahomes leads all quarterbacks with 15 touchdown passes while being 4th in passing yards. The Chiefs’ defense isn’t so shabby either, ranked 14th in the league while yielding the third-fewest rushing yards to the opposition so far.
The Buffalo Bills are the….favorites?!?!
While this may come as a huge surprise to some, it’s hard to believe that the Kansas City Chiefs are underdogs at home for the first time in the Mahomes era. According to BetMGM, the Bills are three-point favorites over the Chiefs.
As Nick Bromberg noted in his article, Mahomes does extremely well against the spread, with a 7-0-1 record as an underdog. With the Bills coming to town, the Chiefs may play with a chip on their shoulder, especially after they had to come back from down 17-0 to beat the Raiders at home.
Sunday’s game will be the first time the Bills and Chiefs clash since their memorable divisional round bout, and whoever wins will claim dominance over the AFC. With the Bills hoping to win at Arrowhead Stadium for the second consecutive time, the Bills-Chiefs game should promise to be an epic shootout between MVP candidates Allen and Mahomes.