Mayhem in Kansas City as the Chiefs Take Down the Bills.


The Athletic

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and TE Travis Kelce Celebrate after beating the Buffalo Bills in Overtime last Sunday night.

Last sunday night, Jan 22, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills squared off in a juggernaut battle for the ages.

The Chiefs have been the the last 2 Superbowls and winning Superbowl LIV against the 49r’s and losing to Tom Brady and the Bucs the following season. The Bills on the other hand, have not yet won a Superbowl despite getting to the big game 4 consecutive years, from 1991-1994.

The Chiefs have risen to challenge the New England dynasty in the AFC and seem to have created their own dynasty led by Patrick Mahomes. However, one player will not win you every game and that is especially true for Mahomes who enjoys an elite supporting cast including speedy wide receiver Tyreek Hill and veteran tight end Travis Kelce. On Defense the Chiefs are led by veteran Defensive end Chris Jones and the young safety Tyrann Matthieu.

The Bills have been a rising star in recent years under the leadership of Josh Allen and his offensive supporting cast of wide receiver Stefon Diggs and running back Devin Singletary among many others. Meanwhile, their defense is capped off with Pro-Bowl safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer.

Both offenses were kept somewhat in check for the first three quarters with the score at 23-21 Chiefs going into the fourth quarter. But as the fourth quarter opened Patrick Mahomes cooked up a long, time consuming drive that ended in a Harrison Butker field goal which put the Chiefs up by 5 with 8:58 left to play.

The Bills methodically drove down the field and capped the drive off with a 27 touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis coming out of the 2-minute warning. Diggs Caught the 2-point attempt to put the Bills up by 3 with 1:54 to play. However this proved to be not enough as Mahomes quickly connected with Tyreek Hill who flew by the defense en route to a 64 yard touchdown to go up 3 with 1:02 left to play.

Josh Allen capped off a quick 49 second drive with a 19 strike to Gabriel Davis to seemily seal the game with only 13 seconds to play. Up by 3 with only 13 seconds left, there was surely no way they could be beaten.

All year announcers had been drooling over Patrick Mahomes and the Chief’s offense. They were not wrong, the Chiefs had been able to pull off last minute drives all season, but surely 13 seconds wouldn’t be enough time.

But, the Bills defense crumbled, allowing the Chief’s Harrison Butker connected on a last second 49-yard field goal to send the game to overtime. The Chiefs won the toss and promptly drove down field, capping off the game with a spectacular sideline catch in the endzone by Travis Kelce.

Certainly Bills fans are upset, and probably feel robbed after not being able to touch the ball in overtime. The game ultimately came down to a coin toss, adding fuel to the fire, burning for an overtime rule change.

So now, the infinite misery of the Bills continues as their superstar power seemingly goes to waste for another year, while the Chiefs look primed to advance to their third Superbowl in a row.