Bills exact revenge with late win over Chiefs

Buffalo defeats Kansas City, 24-20, in a late thriller to improve to 5-1 on the year
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Kansas City, Mo. (WGR 550) - The Buffalo Bills traveled to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday to take on the Kansas City Chiefs for the first time since the classic 2021 AFC Divisional Round playoff game.

The Bills came into this week with a near perfect injury report, compared to last game that saw a battered lineup. The returning starters helped immensely in a game that was a down-to-the-wire finish. In the end, it was a 24-20 win for the Bills over the Chiefs to improve to 5-1 on the 2022 season.

After receiving the opening kickoff, the Bills ended up fumbling the ball after driving into the red zone. After an apparent miscommunication between Josh Allen and Isaiah McKenzie, the Chiefs ended up recovering the football at the Bills' 11-yard line.

The Chiefs drove to the red zone on their opening drive, as well, but an interception from Bills cornerback Kaiir Elam in the end zone gave Buffalo the ball on its own 20-yard line.

Allen was able to turn his offense down the other way to the Kansas City 21-yard line, but Buffalo ended up needing to settle for a 39-yard field goal from kicker Tyler Bass.

On their next drive, the Kansas City Chiefs marched their offense down the field to the Bills' 42-yard line. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes found wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster with a catch-and-run that ended up turning into a 42-yard touchdown to put the Chiefs up 7-3 in the second quarter.

Following a series of punts, the Bills got their offense going again near the end of the first half.

Allen and the offense marched 96 yards down the field in just 1:13, where the Bills quarterback found wide receiver Gabriel Davis down the sideline with a 34-yard touchdown pass.

Despite being up 10-7 with 16 seconds remaining in the half, the Chiefs proved it was, once again, enough time for them to tie the game before halftime.

Mahomes drove the offense to the Bills' 44-yard line, where kicker Harrison Butker was called onto the field and nailed a 62-yard field goal, a career and franchise best, to tie the game at 10-10 going into halftime.

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After receiving the opening kickoff for the second half the Chiefs' drive resulted in a 51-yard missed field goal attempt from Butker.

The Bills offense jumped on the field and got right to work, with Allen finding wide receiver Stefon Diggs twice on the drive. Their second connection resulted in a 17-yard touchdown that gave the Bills the 17-10 lead.

Mahomes and the Chiefs offense came right back on the next drive, firing on all cylinders. Smith-Schuster was a force on this drive again with another long catch-and-run, this time a 41-yard play to help inch his team closer to the end zone. Kansas City got down to the Buffalo three-yard line, where Mahomes threaded the needle to wide receiver Mecole Hardman to tie the game at 17-17.

After the Bills turned the ball over on downs on the Kansas City 46-yard line, Mahomes couldn't get much going on the following drive, advancing the Chiefs only 28 yards in eight plays. Kansas City ended up settling for a 44-yard field goal from Butker to give the Chiefs the lead again.

However, the Bills would not be denied on this day.

The offense went to work late in the game, converting once on fourth down and once on third down to move the ball down the field. Allen drove the Bills to the Kansas City 14-yard line, where he found tight end Dawson Knox in the end zone to put Buffalo ahead, 24-20.

The fireworks didn't end there, though.

With 1:04 left on the clock, the Chiefs began their drive on their own 25-yard line. However, after just 13 seconds, Bills cornerback Taron Johnson picked off a pass by Mahomes that was intended for wide receiver Skyy Moore.

The Bills kneeled out the remaining 51 seconds of game clock to secure their fifth win of the season, handing Kansas City its second loss.

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GAME SUMMARY

First Quarter:

- NO SCORING

Second Quarter:

- 3-0 BUFFALO: Bills field goal (13:32) - Tyler Bass' 39-yard field goal attempt is good.
Drive info: 11 plays, 59 yards, 4:44

- 7-3 KANSAS CITY: Chiefs touchdown (11:31) - Patrick Mahomes finds Juju Smith-Schuster with a 42-yard touchdown pass. (Harrison Butker's extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 79 yards, 2:01

- 10-7 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (0:16) - Josh Allen finds Gabriel Davis down the sideline with a 34-yard touchdown pass. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 96 yards, 1:13

- 10-10 TIE: Chiefs field goal (0:00) - Harrison Butker's 62-yard field goal attempt is good.
Drive info: 3 plays, 26 yards, 0:16

Third Quarter:

- 17-10 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (7:02) - Josh Allen lobs a 17-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 59 yards, 3:13

- 17-17 TIE: Chiefs touchdown (2:44) - Patrick Mahomes fires a three-yard touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman. (Harrison Butker's extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 83 yards, 4:18

Fourth Quarter:

- 20-17 KANSAS CITY: Chiefs field goal (9:49) - Harrison Butker's 44-yard field goal attempt is good.
Drive info: 8 plays, 24 yards, 4:23

- 24-20 BUFFALO: Bills touchdown (1:04) - Josh Allen threads the needle to Dawson Knox for a 14-yard touchdown pass. (Tyler Bass' extra point attempt is good)
Drive info: 12 plays, 76 yards, 4:27

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What's next:

The Bills head to the bye week to rest up before hosting the Green Bay Packers on "Sunday Night Football" in Week 8. The Packers are currently 3-3 after losing to the New York Jets on Sunday.

Kickoff in Orchard Park following the bye week is set for 8:20 p.m. ET on the official voice of the Buffalo Bills - WGR Sports Radio 550.

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