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Chiefs 27, Bills 24 | Final score, game highlights + stats to know


The Buffalo Bills season came to an end Sunday night, losing 27-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

In another battle between two of the league's best quarterbacks, Josh Allen finished with 258 total yards, a passing touchdown and a pair of rushing touchdowns.

James Cook had 82 total yards and rookie tight end Dalton Kincaid finished with five receptions for 45 yards.

The Buffalo defense struggled all game to contain Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense, which tallied 363 total yards and scored on five of their seven drives (excluding each drive to end the half, which resulted in kneels).

Buffalo leaned on the rushing attack for much of the game, which had more success in the first half than the second. The Bills had 124 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns — both from Allen — in the first half. They had just 58 in the second.

Mistakes cost Buffalo throughout the game. Kansas City scored its first touchdown after Travis Kelce, completely uncovered, caught an easy pass from Mahomes. The Chiefs quarterback connected with Mecole Hardman twice in the second half for plays of 30+ yards.

The Bills attempted a fake punt in the fourth quarter, which was stifled by the Kansas City punt return team.

With two minutes remaining, Buffalo had a chance to regain the lead as they drove into Kansas City territory. However, Allen was unable to convert on third-and-long and Tyler Bass missed a 44-yard field goal, putting an end to the game and the Bills season.

Key stats and facts to know

  • With 21 receiving yards, Stefon Diggs surpassed James Lofton for the third-most playoff receiving yards in team history
  • With 3 total touchdowns, Allen joined Patrick Mahomes as just the second quarterback in NFL history with at least 26 total touchdowns in their first 10 playoff games
  • Allen's two rushing touchdowns in the first half tied Jalen Hurts for the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a single season (regular season + playoffs)
  • Allen passed Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson for the second-most rushing yards in the playoff by a quarterback, trailing only Steve Young
  • Allen tied/passed quarterback Jim Kelly for the most touchdown passes in the postseason with 21. Allen's 21 are the fifth-most in an NFL quarterback's first 10 playoff games, trailing only Mahomes, Drew Brees, Kurt Warner and Dan Marino.
  • Tight end Dawson Knox passed Keith McKeller to secure the most receptions by a Bills tight end in postseason history with 28
  • For the first time in team history, Buffalo tallied 10+ rushing first downs in consecutive postseason games
Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs, Post Season, January 21, 2024 at Highmark Stadium.


8:08 1Q | BUF 3 KC 0 | Tyler Bass 27-yard field goal is GOOD

4:35 1Q | BUF 3 KC 3 | Harrison Butker 47-yard field goal is GOOD

13:32 2Q | BUF 10 KC 3 | Josh Allen run left for 5 yards, TOUCHDOWN

9:12 2Q | BUF 10 KC 6 | Harrison Butker 29-yard field goal is GOOD

3:33 2Q | BUF 10 KC 13 | Patrick Mahomes pass deep left to Travis Kelce for 22 yards, TOUCHDOWN

0:26 2Q | BUF 17 KC 13 | Josh Allen run up the middle for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN

11:48 3Q | BUF 17 KC 20 | Patrick Mahomes pass short left to Travis Kelce for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN

3:23 3Q | BUF 24 KC 20 | Josh Allen pass short left to Khalil Shakir for 13 yards, TOUCHDOWN

14:20 4Q | BUF 24 KC 27 | Isiah Pacheco run short left for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN

Check out the best game photos from Sunday's playoff clash with the Kansas City Chiefs. This gallery is presented by Gabe's Collision.

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