Chiefs Advance to AFC Championship Game After Overtime Thriller Against Bills

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Chiefs Advance to AFC Championship Game After Overtime Thriller Against Bills


Chiefs Advance to AFC Championship Game After Overtime Thriller Against Bills


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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills by a score of 42-36 on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium. It was a battle of heavyweights, and the Chiefs somehow found a way to come out on top. This game had it all and will likely go down as one of the greatest playoff games in NFL history. 

This game was a battle from the very beginning. The Bills opened the scoring with a long touchdown drive capped off by a Devin Singletary one-yard touchdown run. The Chiefs were able to answer right back with a long touchdown drive of their own. Patrick Mahomes scrambled multiple times to keep the drive alive and ended it with an eight-yard run and dive at the pylon for a touchdown. Both kickers made their respective extra points to make the score 7-7 at the end of the first quarter. 

In the second quarter, the Chiefs struck first. Mahomes found Byron Pringle for a two-yard touchdown pass. The Harrison Butker extra point put the Chiefs ahead 14-7. However, the Bills marched right back down the field for a touchdown of their own. Josh Allen threw a touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis to even the score at 14. The Chiefs drove into field goal at the end of the quarter, but Butker missed a 50-yard field goal attempt. 

The Chiefs opened the second half scoring with a Butker field goal to themselves up 17-14. After converting a field goal, the Chiefs stopped the Bills and got the ball back. That stop led to a Mecole Hardman 25 yard touchdown run. However, Butker missed the extra point to make the score 23-14. The Bills then wasted no time in responding. Allen connected with Davis again for a 75-yard touchdown throw and catch. The extra point brought the Bills within two at 23-21. The third quarter then ended with that same score, 23-21. 

After empty possessions from both teams to begin the fourth quarter, the Chiefs finally broke the seal with another Butker field goal to put the Kansas City ahead 26-21. Both offenses exploded after this field goal. Allen found Davis for a third touchdown on a critical fourth and 13. The two-point conversion pass to Stefon Diggs made the score 29-26. The Chiefs then responded with a Tyreek Hill catch and run touchdown reception of 64 yards.

Butker’s point after put Kansas City back in front 33-29. The track meet only continued. Allen drove the Buffalo offense back down the field and found Davis for the fourth time on the night. The extra point put the Bills ahead 36-33. It looked bleak at that moment, but Mahomes and company found a way to tie the game. A pass completion to Hill and another one to Travis Kelce in a mere nine seconds of game time allowed for Harrison Butker to kick a 49-yard field goal to send the game to overtime. 

The Chiefs got the ball first in overtime, and they did not look back. Mahomes and his offensive unit drove down the field and scored. Mahomes completed a touchdown pass of 8 yards to Kelce to make the final score 42-26. 

This game will go down as one of the best playoff games in NFL history. Mahomes and Allen both played unbelievable football games. They battled it out until the final score. However, the Chiefs and Mahomes came out on top. Next Sunday, the Chiefs will host Joe Burrow and the Bengals in a week 17 rematch for a chance to play in the Super Bowl.


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