The “Game Of The Year” Between The Chiefs And Bills Ends With Chiefs Win In Overtime

The “Game Of The Year” Between The Chiefs And Bills Ends With Chiefs Win In Overtime

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The “Game Of The Year” Between The Chiefs And Bills Ends With Chiefs Win In Overtime

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Denny Medley / USA Today

The game that was being hyped as the “Game Of The Year” finally took place at Arrowhead Stadium. The game did not disappoint as the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs dueled it out. Ultimately, it would end with the Chiefs narrowly beating out the Bills in overtime ending the game 42-36. 

The Bills would get the ball to start the game and unlike last year showed they were not going to be conservative. There were two fourth-down instances where the Bills were able to convert and it led to them putting together a six-minute drive that ended in a Devin Singletary score to put the Bills on the board first to give them a 7-0 lead. 

The Chiefs would respond with their own touchdown drive, and it was Mahomes legs that kept the drive going. Mahomes had a 34-yard run to put them in Bills territory and then five plays later he took off again for an eight-yard touchdown run to tie the game 7-7.

Then eight minutes in the second quarter the Chiefs would put together a huge offensive drive. The drive consisted of a 21-yard pass to Travis Kelce, and a 22-yard run by Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The Bills defense looked to gain momentum with an Ed Oliver sack, but a pass from Mahomes under pressure to Byron Pringle would lead to the score making it 14-7 Chiefs. 

Now it was the Bills time to let Josh Allen just do Josh Allen things to respond. First play of the following drive Allen found Beasley for a 24-yard pickup. A few plays later Allen would run back-to-back times for a total of 20-yards. Then with the momentum, Allen would find Gabriel Davis for an 18-yard touchdown throw to make the game 14-14. 

The Chiefs would score the first touchdown of the second half with two minutes remaining in the third quarter. The score would be on a 25-yard pick-up from Mecole Hardman, but a missed field goal made it 23-14. 

With that score though, Allen wasted no time on the Bills following offensive drive. One play, one throw, and Allen found Davis for a 75-yard touchdown to make the game 23-21.

After a Bills punt to start the fourth quarter, Tyreek Hill would return it for 65-yards to set it up at the Bills 16-yard line. It would be Dane Jackson who comes in for the save on the defense to create a tackle for loss and hold the Chiefs to a field goal to make the game 26-21.

The Bills looked to seal the game as they took it 75-yards down the field and drained seven minutes off the clock by putting it on Josh Allen’s back. They had no plays over 10 yards, as they just threw short passes and had Allen run for short gains. The drive would come down to a fourth-down play where Allen found Davis wide open again for a 27-yard touchdown. A two-point conversion would make it 29-26. 

Just as it seemed over, the Chiefs would say not so fast. They put together a quick 52-second drive where Hill once again showed off his speed on a 64-yard touchdown run. Their own two-point conversion made it 33-29.

The Chiefs would score too quickly, leaving plenty of time for the Bills to score. Allen would find Davis for a 28-yard and 12-yard pickup and on the sixth play of the drive found Davis again for a 19-yard touchdown. The game would be 36-33, but with 17 seconds left on the clock Mahomes drove the offense down to kick a field goal to send the game to overtime.

The Bills would never have a chance to touch the field again as Mahomes led the offense down the field and an eight yard pass to Kelce in the end zone would seal the game for the Chiefs. 

With the Chiefs win they will stay at home and welcome the Cincinnati Bengals to town for the AFC Championship game next week. The Bills will now turn their attention to the off-season. 

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