Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR 550) - For the second time this season, the Buffalo Bills will be making the trip to Arrowhead Stadium for a matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. This time, the game will be a matter of win or go home in the AFC Divisional Round.
The Bills punched their ticket to the divisional round on Saturday night with a dominating 47-17 win over the New England Patriots at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park.
As for the Chiefs, they were able to make easy work of the Pittsburgh Steelers in their AFC Wild Card Round matchup on Sunday night, earning a 42-21 victory at Arrowhead.
With Kansas City finishing the regular season as the second seed in the AFC at 12-5, they will get a chance to host the third-seeded Bills, who went 11-6 during the 2021 campaign.
This will be the second time during the 2021 season where both teams meet at Arrowhead Stadium.
Back in Week 5, the Bills managed to dominate offensively, while the defense shut down Kansas City's high-flying attack in a 38-20 win. Josh Allen made the most of his chances with the football in his hands, going 15-of-26 for 315 yards and three touchdowns in the air. On the ground, he rushed the ball 11 times for 59 yards and another score.
The win in Kansas City on Oct. 10 came after the Bills fell short in the 2020 AFC Championship Game, losing to the Chiefs, 38-24, with a chance to advance to Super Bowl LV to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
At the time of October's contest, the Bills were rolling after an opening week loss to the Steelers in Orchard Park. The win for Buffalo put the Bills in control of the AFC, at the time, at 4-1 with a trip to Tennessee the next week for a "Monday Night Football" matchup with the Titans.
After a Week 7 bye, Buffalo struggled to put together some consistency from week-to-week. This included losses in Week 9 to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Week 11 to the Indianapolis Colts, and back-to-back losses in Weeks 13 and 14 to the Patriots and Buccaneers, respectively.
However, the Bills managed to finish the regular season strong with four-straight victories en route to a second-straight AFC East title in Week 18.
As for the Chiefs, the team was struggling to get its footing to start the 2021 season and fell to 2-3 after the Week 5 loss on "Sunday Night Football". However, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense managed to find their stride after a Week 7 loss to Tennessee, and the defense rebounded from some tough stretches of play to open the year.
Kickoff on Sunday is set for 6:30 p.m. EST in Kansas City with John Murphy, Eric Wood and Sal Capaccio on the call. Pregame coverage on WGR gets started at 11 a.m. EST with Louie DiBiase and Derek Kramer.
In the other AFC Divisional Round matchup, the fourth-seeded Cincinnati Bengals are off to Nashville to face the top-seeded Titans on Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium.