Buffalo Bills hang tough in a four-point victory over the Kansas City Chiefs

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images)
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Jason Hanna/Getty Images) /

The Buffalo Bills are victorious in a barn burner in Kansas City to improve to 5-1 on the season and take a commanding lead in the conference

In another game for the archives, the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs faced off in Kansas City for the lead in the conference

On its opening possession, the Bills drove the field with ease. Josh Allen and the Buffalo offense ate up chunks of yardage at will. Inside the red zone, however, the Bills succumb to mistakes with a fumble, credited to Josh Allen. The Chiefs would recover and doom the Bills’ opening drive.

Afterwhich, Patrick Mahomes and company drove the length of the field but threw an interception to Kaiir Elam, who tallied his second on the year inside Buffalo territory.

It wasn’t until the second quarter that either team would get onto the scoreboard. After driving 11 plays for 59 yards, the Bills took the lead on a Tyler Bass field goal to open the scoring at 3-0.

In response to Buffalo’s drive, Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City’s first scoring drive when he found receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster for a 42-yard catch and score to take the lead at 7-3.

After sparing into the second quarter, Allen found Davis for a 34-yard touchdown right before the half to take the lead.

Following Buffalo’s late half score, Mahomes and company drove the field, reminiscent of 13 seconds. They gave kicker Harrison Butker a chance to tie the game, with a 62-yard field goal kick, which he nailed as time expired.

Into the second half, it was Buffalo’s ball game.

At 10-10,  a highly anticipated matchup became even more intense when Allen found Stefon Diggs for a 17-yard touchdown to give the Bills a 17-10 lead.

An 83-yard drive, saw the Chiefs tie the game at 17 on a 3-yard pass from Mahomes to Mecole Hardman to tie the game.

On the next drive for the Buffalo Bills, they would turn the ball over on downs after failing to convert on fourth down. Kansas City took possession and drove the field for a 44-yard field goal to take the lead again at 17-20.

Buffalo responded in a valiant effort, with a 14-yard touchdown pass from Allen to Dawson Knox in the corner of the end zone, for a commanding lead at 24-20.

In the final moments of the game, Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense looked to go ahead but fell short when Mahomes threw an interception to Taron Johnson.

After the pick by the Bills, Allen and the offense bled the clock, which led to its fifth win heading into the bye week.

The Bills put on an inspiring performance, overcoming penalties and a beat-up secondary.

In securing the win, the Bills remain atop the AFC with just one loss in its first six games, and a big lead in the conference, setting up Buffalo to be the number one seed heading into the postseason.