Buffalo Bills (12-6) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (13-5)
January 23, 2022 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -2.5 / Buffalo Bills +2.5; Over/Under: +54
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The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills clash Sunday afternoon in the NFL AFC Divisional playoffs from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
The Buffalo Bills will look to build on their 47-17 rout of New England last time out. Josh Allen threw for 308 yards and 5 TDs on 21 of 25 passing while Devin Singletary led the Bills on the ground with 81 rushing yards and a pair of TDs on 16 carries and the aforementioned Allen had 66 rushing yards on 6 carries. Dawson Knox has a team-high 5 grabs for 89 yards and a pair of TDs while Stefon Diggs had 3 catches for 60 yards and Gabriel Davis, Tommy Doyle and Emmanuel Sanders each had a TD grab as well in the win. Micah Hyde and Levi Wallace each had an INT on defense, while Tremaine Edmunds led the Bills with 8 total tackles including 6 solo tackles. Boogie Basham, Jerry Hughes and Star Lotulelei each had a sack as well for the Bills in the win.
The Kansas City Chiefs will try to build on a 42-21 beatdown of Pittsburgh in their last game. Patrick Mahomes threw for 404 yards, 5 TDs and a pick on 30 of 39 passing while Travis Kelce had a passing touchdown as well. Jerick McKinnon led the Chiefs with 61 rushing yards while Kelce had 5 catches for a team-high 108 yards and a score. McKinnon led the Chiefs with 6 grabs for 81 receiving yards and a TD and Demarcus Robinson had 4 catches for 76 yards while Tyreek Hill had 5 grabs for 57 yards and a score. Byron Pringle also had 5 catches for 37 yards and a pair of touchdowns while Nick Allegretti also added a touchdown catch of his own. On defense, Mike Danna and Tershawn Warren each had a sack while Nick Bolton and L’Jarius Sneed each had a team-high 8 total tackles with 6 solo tackles.
Buffalo is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a win while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 games as an underdog. Kansas City is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games as a favorite.
I get the case to be made for Buffalo here as they dismantled New England. However, the Pats starting a rookie QB was doom from the beginning and once Buffalo got rolling there was no stopping them. Kansas City’s played arguably the best football in the NFL over the last couple of months, and you better believe the Chiefs are out for revenge after the Bills took KC out earlier this season. I’ll side with KC at home in this one.