Chiefs rally past Buffalo 42-36 in OT in a wild playoff game


Kansas City, Missouri (AP) — In a never-dying showdown between two of the NFL’s top teams and their bright young quarterback, Bills and Chiefs are a classic determined by one of them calling Tale. Played a typical Sunday night, others have him pay for it.

Josh Allen’s decision on the overtime coin toss was his only mistake against Buffalo all night.

Patrick Mahomes soon followed, marching downfields of Kansas City towards the NFL’s top-ranked but exhausted defense, finding Travis Kelce in the corner of the end zone from 8 yards, giving the Chiefs a 42-36 impression. Brought a victorious victory.

Kansas City has won a spot in a series of AFC Championship games.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he will face the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday at Kansas City’s third consecutive Super Bowl spot. “You talk about epic games, well, that’s the way players took it. They paid great respect to Buffalo and knew it would be a fight, so they continued. “

What was Reed’s advice for Mahomes?

“When it’s tough, be a grim reaper and get it,” Reed said. “He made everyone around him better.”

Indeed, Reed was replaced three times in the last two minutes of regulation, and Harrison Butker missed a field goal and additional points, but when the time was up he drilled a 49-yard player into Kansas City.

The chiefs beat the coin toss, and Mahomes was in charge of the rest.

“I will remember this for the rest of my life,” Mahomes said.

He finished with a 378-yard pass and three touchdowns. This includes a 64-yard player to Tyleak Hill for the last few minutes of thrilling regulation and a clutch throw to Kelsey who sent a player to stream from the bench.

“Whether it’s an offense, a defense or a special team, there are great leaders on both sides of the ball,” Hill said. “No one panicked. No one said,” Oh, the game is over, 13 seconds left. ” I just made a play. “

Allen did everything he could to prevent end-of-season losses at Arrowhead Stadium. He threw a Gore Head touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis, leaving 1:54 in regulation, and then tossed another pass to Davis. This is the fourth TD catch in the playoff record, with 13 seconds remaining.

Allen’s only mistake? His coin toss call.

Bills, who defeated the Chiefs in October, lost his ninth straight-road playoff game, which dates back to his final victory in the 1992 season’s AFC Championship, resulting in a 329-yard pass and Davis 8 at 201 yards. It ended with one catch.

“They obviously played a couple of times more than we did,” said Sean McDermott, director of Bills. “Everyone showed their guts, and you had to do a little better in the last few plays there.”

In the Sunday night history book playoff game, Bills and Chiefs played for 58 minutes, but I can hardly remember. And about 2 minutes and overtime is almost unforgettable.

The Chiefs led 26-21 when Allen, who was almost perfect all night, had a third connection with Davis in the game. This is the 4th and 13th darts that led Bills.

To keep up, the Chiefs replied when Mahomes found the hill in the middle. The fleet foot wide receiver escaped from the cornerback Levi Wallace for a 64-yard touchdown that gave Kansas City a leadback.

Then it was Bills’ turn. Allen threw a 28-yard pass to Davis and hit 12 yards again, discovering that Emmanuel Sanders would give Sean McDermott’s team a 17-second chance.

Allen hit Davis in the middle of the numbers and set a post-season record with a 19-yard strike, but with no win.

Mahomes wasn’t reminded of the magic of the playoffs. He found Hill 19 yards and hit Kelsey another 25 yards. Over time, it gave Batker the opportunity to ride a 49-yard player in a slightly chilly breeze.

Naturally, it divides the upright object.

with time.

A good way to end a weekend of split rounds full of last second heroes.

injury

Bills: CB Micah Hyde left an undisclosed injury injured in the last play of regulation.

Chiefs: Tyrann Mathieu remained on the opening drive with a concussion after Pro Bowl safety hit teammate Jarran Reed’s knee. … CB Charvarius Ward was injured trying to tackle Allen with five and a half minutes remaining in the game.

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The Chiefs will be visiting from Cincinnati next Sunday to be the first franchise in NFL history to host four consecutive conference championship games. Forty-niners play the NFC title Rams in a nightcap.

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