Chiefs Beat Bills 42-36 in Instant Classic

Tyson Gagliano, Editor

The Kansas City Chiefs have defeated the Buffalo Bills 42-36 in overtime. The game was played at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

The game was fireworks from the start with both teams scoring on their opening drives. The game saw 28 points scored in the fourth quarter with 25 being scored in the final two minutes alone.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes finished 33/44 for 378 yards and three touchdowns. Mahomes also had Seven rushes for 69 yards and a rushing touchdown. Chiefs’ wide receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce combined for 19 receptions for 246 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Chiefs’ wide receiver Byron Pringle also scored a touchdown.

As for the Bills, quarter back Josh Allen finished 27/37 for 329 yards and four touchdowns. Allen also 11 rushes for 68 yards. Bills wide receiver Gabriel Davis had a historic performance with eight catches for 201 yards and four touchdowns, the most touchdowns by a receiver in a playoff game. Allen and Davis combined for most of the offensive production as the rest of the offense only combined for 169 yards. Bill’s star wide receiver Stefon Diggs was only held to three catches for seven yards.

The game will forever be remembered for the final two minutes of regulation which saw Allen connect with Davis for a 27-yard touchdown with one minute and 51 seconds left in regulation to take a 29-26 lead.

Mahomes would find Hill for a 64-yard touchdown with only 1:13 remaining to take back the lead 33-29.

Allen would come in clutch again scoring with just 13 seconds left to once again take the lead 36-33.

With only 13 seconds left and the game all but over, Mahomes found Kelce to put the Chiefs in field goal range. Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker nailed a 49-yard field goal to take the game into overtime tied 36-36.

The Chiefs would win the coin toss and drive down the field. Mahomes would find Kelce for an eight-yard walk off touchdown to win the game 42-36.

With the win, the Chiefs will be hosting the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bengals are coming off a 19-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Mahomes clinched his fourth straight AFC Championship setting up a matchup with second year quaterback  Joe Burrow.

As for the NFC, The 49ers are set to match up against the Los Angeles Rams in LA to determine who moves on to the Super Bowl in LA. The Rams have an opportunity to become only the second team to host a Super Bowl in their own stadium with the Buccaneers becoming the first team last February.

The Chiefs-Bengals takes place next Sunday at 2pm with the 49ers-Rams game following at 5pm.



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