In the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 27-24, therefore ending the Bills' season. The Chiefs eliminated the Buffalo Bills from the playoffs for the third time in four seasons
It featured two of the league's best quarterbacks, Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes. Allen had 258 yards, one passing touchdown, and two rushing scores. The Kansas City attack gained 363 yards and scored on five of seven drives under Mahomes. Buffalo's defence failed to stop the Chiefs' attack.
The Bills relied heavily on their rushing offence for much of the game, which performed better in the first half than in the second. They gained 124 running yards and two touchdowns in the first half, both by Allen, but just 58 in the second.
The game was cost by Buffalo's mistakes, including the Kansas City punt return squad stymieing their fake punt effort in the fourth quarter. Despite the defeat, Allen reached many game milestones.
He surpassed Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson for the second-most running yards by a quarterback in the playoffs, following only Steve Young. He tied or passed quarterback Jim Kelly for the most postseason touchdown passes with 21
Stefon Diggs now has the third-most postseason receiving yards in franchise history, surpassing James Lofton by 21 yards. The game was a nail-biter, with the Chiefs gaining the lead with less than two minutes left.
Buffalo had an opportunity to reclaim the lead as they moved into Kansas City territory, but Allen failed to convert on third-and-long, and Tyler Bass missed a 44-yard field goal, ending the game and the Bills' season.