Today was the most anticipated game of the regular season with the Bills going to Kansas City for a rematch of last year’s incredible divisional round playoff game between these teams that got the NFL to change how playoff overtimes work. The result this time was different than last time we met though, with the Bills getting a HUGE 24-20 win in KC in what was the biggest sweat of a game of the season.
Today’s game didn’t start off great for either team. The Bills drove down the field on their first drive of the game but fumbled the ball away on the KC 11 yard line. We answered back though with an Elam interception on Mahomes in the end zone. Neither team scored through a quarter, with a 0-0 game and both teams relying heavily on their run game early.
The Bills next drive stalled in the red zone but we got the first points on the board with a 39 yard Tyler Bass field goal. JuJu Smith-Schuster avoiding three Bills defenders for his first TD as a Kansas City Chief with 11:31 left in the second, giving the Chiefs their first lead of the day. The next drive, the Bills marched down the fields 72 yards but they came away with nothing, going for it on fourth down and falling short. The Bills defense came up huge following that though, forcing a three and out for KC and the first punt of the game. Kansas City did the same thing right after, forcing the Bills to punt on their own first three and out of the game.
With 1:29 remaining in the first half, the Bills started a drive on their own three yard line and faced 3rd and 13 from that spot but drove all the way down the field, capped off by a huge 34 yard touchdown to Gabe Davis. With 13 seconds left in the first half, the Chiefs moved the ball 28 yards in two plays, setting up Harrison Butker for a career long 62 yard field goal. That took us into halftime with a 10-10 tied game.
The Bills looked a bit sloppy in the first half, especially Isaiah McKenzie who had a terrible first half dropping each of his targets including one in the end zone on the drive that we didn’t score.
On the first drive of the second half, the Bills limited KC to a field goal attempt that went wide left off Bukter’s foot to keep the game tied. Once the Bills took over, the Bills took it 59 yards with a perfect ball from Josh to his favorite target Diggs in the end zone for the Bills second touchdown of the game and to take a seven point lead. The Chiefs answered back with a touchdown of their own to tie the game at 17 and then they took the lead again with a FG, which would ultimately be their last score of the game.
With less than five minutes remaining in the game, down 3, Josh Allen took charge, running the ball when he needed to, hurdling defenders and passing perfectly to lead the Bills with an incredible twelve play, 76 yard drive capped off with a touchdown pass to Dawson Knox.
There was still over a minute left on the clock which as we know, is way too much time for Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in a one score game, so it was far from over. After a KC penalty on their first play of the drive, on their second attempt, Taron Johnson picked off Mahomes with 51 seconds left to ice off the game.
This game was a hell of a sweat watching it. The most nerve wracking game of the year but it was awesome to come away with a huge win.
Josh finished the day going 27-40 with 329 yards passing, 32 rushing yards, 3 touchdowns, no interceptions and a fumble. His favorite target Stefon Diggs had a 10 reception, 148 yard and a touchdown day.
This team is so fucking good.
FINAL: Bills 24, Chiefs 20
See you again in January Chiefs, this time in Buffalo.
This team is special. Josh is gonna be the MVP…and we’re gonna win the fucking Super Bowl.
PS: I killed it gambling on tonight’s game. 5-0 to win 6.04 units!
💰 2u Josh Allen over 299.5 passing yards (-110)
💰 1.5u Bills ML (-142)
💰 1u Stefon Diggs anytime TD (+136)
💰 .5u Bills -2.5 (-110)
💰 .5u Josh Allen over 2.5 passing TDs (+138)
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