Bills and Josh Allen Seek Redemption in Kansas City

The Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs will meet in the postseason for the third time in four years on Sunday. The playoff game is not at Arrowhead as usual, which could make all the difference. In the brief history, the Chiefs lead the playoff matchup against the Bills, 3-2. They first played in 1966 for the AFL title. Kansas City won and continued to the Super Bowl to play Green Bay, but the Packers won, 35-10. In the 1990s, the Bills went to the Super Bowl four years in a row (‘90, ‘91, ‘92 and ‘93) and met the Chiefs twice along the way. In 1991, the Bills won the AFC Divisional game, 37-14 and went on to the Super Bowl. In 1993, Buffalo beat Kansas City again in the AFC Championship Game. During this era, both teams had future Hall of Famers on their rosters, including Buffalo QB Jim Kelly, RB Thurman Thomas and Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas and QB Joe Montana. After a long-standing playoff drought for both teams, they met again almost 30 years later for the 2020 AFC Championship. The Chiefs went to the Super Bowl, but were defeated by Tom Brady. The following season, Mahomes beat Allen and the Bills in the AFC Divisional game in overtime, but lost in the AFC Championship to Cincinnati. This year, the Bills and the Chiefs will be playing at Buffalo, Mahomes’ first away playoff game. The Bills are the No. 2 seed and the Chiefs are No. 3. Buffalo won its last six games of the regular season, including a win over the Chiefs. The Bills offense has been strong while the Chiefs’ offense has had struggles. Allen also plays like a freak, in a good way. Mahomes historically performs well on the road, but he has acknowledged challenges with loud stadiums like Buffalo’s. The Bills can outplay the Chiefs offensively, but face a tough defense from Kansas City. It is possible for Allen and the Bills to win and make it to their first Super Bowl victory. They just have to take down the Chiefs.