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The Kansas City Chiefs host the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship game on Sunday. Buffalo came to this point with a 17-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens, and the Chiefs come out of a 22-17 win over the Cleveland Browns last week.
The Bills and Chiefs met in Week 6 of the regular season, with Kansas City winning 26-17 at Buffalo as a 5.5-point favorite. The Chiefs surpassed the bills 446 to 206 in that game. Patrick Mahomes finished 21 of 26 passes for 225 yards with two touchdowns and no pick in that win, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed to 161 yards on 26 carries. Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen struggled in the first meeting, finishing 14 of 27 passes at 122 yards with two touchdowns and a pick. Allen also led the bills in rushing yards to the game, getting 42 yards on eight carries.
Bills returns to the AFC Championship for the first time since 1994
The Buffalo Bills won the AFC East this season and finished with a 13-3 record. The Bills defeated the Colts in the first round of the playoffs with a 27-24 victory as a 6.5-point favorite. Last week as a 2.5-point favorite, Buffalo defeated the Baltimore Ravens 17-3. The bills were surpassed by Baltimore 340 to 220 in total yardage, but the Ravens also committed the game’s only turnover on a Lamar Jackson interception. Buffalo also managed to end one of their two red-zone trips with a touchdown, while their defense held Baltimore to zero touchdowns out of three red-zone trips. The Bills rushed just 32 yards on 16 attempts for the game, but quarterback Josh Allen was able to deliver enough offense for the win. Allen completed 23 of 37 passes with a touchdown completed to Stefon Diggs. Diggs finished the game with eight catches in 106 yards.
Josh Allen completed 69.2% of his passes for 4,544 yards with 37 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 16 games in the regular season. Allen also ran in 421 yards with two touchdowns. Diggs led the team with 127 receptions and 1,535 yards and eight touchdowns followed by Cole Beasley with 82 catches and 967 yards with four touchdowns.
Buffalo was second in both total offenses in the regular season with 396.4 yards per carry. Match, scored with 31.3 ppg and third with 288.8 fitting yards per. Match. Defensively, Buffalo was 14th, allowing 352.5 yards in total and 16th giving 23.4 ppg.
Mahomes status still in question
The Kansas City Chiefs ended the regular season with a 14-2 record to grab the top seed in the AFC playoffs. After saying goodbye in the first round of the playoffs, the Chiefs defeated the Cleveland Browns 22-17 as a 10-point favorite. The Chiefs surpassed the Browns 438 to 308 total yardage for the win. Against Cleveland, 315 of Kansa City’s yards came off the air led by Patrick Mahomes, who completed 21 of 30 passes to 255 yards with a touchdown. Mahomes was knocked out of the game late in the second half with concussion and replaced by veteran backup Chad Henne. Although Henne threw a wicket, he made two crucial plays to seal the victory. She rushed to 13 yards on a 3r d & 14 game with two minutes left of the game and then completed a five-yard pass at 4. & 1 from the Cheifs 48 yard line to end the game. She finished the game 6 of 8, passing 66 yards and with two rushes to 12 yards. Chiefs rushing attack was led by Darrel Williams, who ran 78 yards on 13 carries. Clyde Edwards-Healaire, who led the Chiefs to rush over the course of the season, was put off the field against Cleveland due to a high ankle sprain and is doubtful until Sunday. Patrick Mahomes is also questionable with concussion and toe injury. If Mahomes cannot play, Chad Henne gets the start.
Mahomes led the Chiefs with 4,740 yards, 66.3% completions and 38 TDs to 6 INTs in 15 games in the regular season. She made a start and three appearances this regular season, finishing 73.7% of his passes at 248 yards with two touchdowns. Edwards-Helaire rushed to 803 yards on 181 carries to 4.4 yards per carry. Carry this season, followed by Le’Veon Bell, who ran 254 yards on 63 carries for 4.0 yards per carry. Experiments. If Edwards-Helaire and Bell are unable to go, Darrel Williams will have to go ahead again. During the regular season, Williams rushed to 169 yards on 39 attempts.
Travis Kelce and Tryeeek Hill are the leading threats in the passing game. Kelce caught 105 passes for 1416 yards and 11 TDs in the regular season, and Hill caught 87 passes for 1,276 yards and 15 Tds. Hill and Kelce both got eight passes last week against Cleveland, where Hill picked up 110 yards and Kelce finished with 109 yards and a touchdown.
The Chiefs had the number one offense during the season, averaging 415.8 total yards per game and 303.4 passing yards. Kasssnas City was sixth in the score, averaging 29.6 ppg. The Chiefs were 10th in scoring defense and kept opponents at 22.6 ppg and 16th, allowing 358.3 yards per. Competition.
- Chiefs are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Chiefs are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC.
- Bills are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games.
- Bills are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.