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Bills Postgame Spotlight | Kansas City Chiefs 38, Buffalo Bills 24 | AFC Championship game

Matt Milano (58) tackles Travis Kelce (87). Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs, AFC Championship Game, January 24, 2021 at Arrowhead Stadium. Photo by Craig Melvin
Matt Milano (58) tackles Travis Kelce (87). Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs, AFC Championship Game, January 24, 2021 at Arrowhead Stadium. Photo by Craig Melvin

AFC Championship Game

Location:

Kansas City, Missouri

Final Score:

Buffalo Bills 24, Kansas City Chiefs 38

  • Tyler Bass kicked a 51-yard field goal on the Bills opening drive. Bass is now first NFL kicker with 50+ field goals in multiple games in the same playoff year since Greg Zuerlein with L.A. Rams after the 2018 season. The field goal was also the longest made in Arrowhead Stadium in postseason history.
  • After Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman fumbled the punt return, Taiwan Jones recovered the ball on the Chiefs three-yard line. On the next snap, the Bills took advantage of the amazing field position deep in the Chiefs territory and Josh Allen threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Dawson Knox. That marks the second receiving touchdown for Knox this postseason.
  • Allen finished the game with 287 passing yards and 817 yards for the entire postseason. He surpassed Jim Kelly (707) for the second-most passing yards by a Bill in a single postseason.
  • The Bills perfectly executed the onside kick at the end of the fourth quarter and that marked the first successful postseason onside kick attempt since the 2014 NFC Championship game.
  • Diggs ended the game with six receptions for 77 yards and he tallied his 16th consecutive game (regular + postseason) with six or more catches. That established a new NFL record – breaking a tie with Wes Welker, Antonio Brown and Marvin Harrison.
  • Jerry Hughes had one sack today against the Chiefs and totaled three for this postseason. Along with three sacks from the 2019 postseason, Hughes ranks fourth in postseason sacks in franchise history. Only Darryl Talley (6.5), Jeff Wright (9.0) and Bruce Smith (14.5) have more.
  • Cole Beasley showed toughness against the Chiefs and finished the game with seven receptions for 88 yards. That ties a postseason career high for receptions and sets a new high for receiving yards.
  • Isaiah McKenzie caught a six-yard touchdown pass Josh Allen at the end of the fourth quarter. That was McKenzie's first postseason touchdown of his career. He finished the regular season with five touchdowns which was a career high for him.

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