This time, the Bills defense made sure Patrick Mahomes didn't beat them. Josh Allen led another thrilling game-winning drive in the final stages, finding TE Dawson Knox for a 14-yard TD pass with 1:09 remaining.
Would it be too much time for Mahomes? The Chiefs already made a FG at the end of the first half despite only having :12 seconds.
The Bills wouldn't be denied, however, with CB Taron Johnson picking off Mahomes in the final minute to seal a back-and–forth 24-20 win over the Chiefs.
In another epic showdown between the AFC powerhouses, Allen and the Bills delivered. Down 20-17 with 5:43 to go, Allen engineered a 12-play, 76-yard TD drive to take the lead, finding Knox in the corner of the end zone for the TE's first score of the year.
Mahomes got the ball back at his own 25-yard line and on the second play of the drive, Bills CB Taron Johnson stepped in front of Mahomes' pass intended for Skyy Moore and intercepted it to seal the victory.
The Bills improve to 5-1, first place in the AFC and hold a key tiebreaker over the Chiefs for home field advantage.
The highly-anticipated showdown got off to a slow start as neither team scored in the first quarter. Both teams turned the ball over on their first possession of the game; Allen with a backwards pitch to Isaiah McKenzie that was recovered by KC and Bills CB Kaiir Elam returned the favor by picking off Mahomes in the end zone.
Tyler Bass got the Bills on the board in the second quarter to go up 3-0 but Mahomes connected with JuJu Smith-Schuster on a 44-yard play where the Chiefs QB extended the play and multiple missed tackles by the Bills secondary allowed Smith-Schuster to find the end zone.
Allen and the Bills found rhythm late in the second half with a TD to Gabe Davis and KC responded with a FG to go into the half tied at 10-10.
The second half provided several memorable moments, including an Allen TD pass to Stefon Diggs, a key sack by Von Miller and clutch plays all around from both the offense and the defense.
With the 24-20 victory, Allen is the first QB to defeat Mahomes twice at Arrowhead Stadium.
And in fitting football fashion, the Chiefs' final possession before the interception lasted 13 seconds.
Top stats to know:
- With the win, the Bills improved to 26-21-1 all-time in regular season vs. Chiefs, record a win in 3 of the last 4 games in the regular season series, and win a 3rd straight road game in the regular season series.
- Bills are 5-1 for the 2nd time in 4 seasons and the first time since 2019. This is the 12th time in franchise history with a 5-1 or better record
- Bills are 12-3 when Davis scores TD
- Stefon Diggs had 10 catches for 148 yards and 1 TD. Has now posted four 100+ receiving games this season.
- Diggs set a Bills franchise record for most games with double-digit catches (7), passing Andre Reed (6).
- Diggs also set a franchise record for most receptions in a player's first six games of a season (49), passing Eric Moulds in 2002 (48).
- Josh Allen had his 9th career 4th quarter comeback victory, third-most in Bills history.
- Allen recorded his 12th career game with 300 pass yards and 3 pass TD, tying Jim Kelly for the most in Bills history.
- Allen now has 1,980 passing yards this season, the 2nd highest 6-game total in team history, behind only Drew Bledsoe (2,016 in 2002).
- Allen's 17 passing touchdowns this season mark a franchise record for the first six games of a season.
- Rookie CB Kaiir Elam picked off Patrick Mahomes and became first Bills rookie with an INT streak since Tre'Davioius White in games 11-12 in the 2017 season.
- Von Miller recorded 2 sacks, the 28th career multi-sack game of NFL career. The Bills are 2-0 when Miller gets 2+ sacks.
- Tremaine Edmunds recorded team-high 10 total tackles.
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