Buffalo Bills travel up to Kansas City this upcoming weekend to face off in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. In their previous matchup in the playoffs, Stefon Diggs walked off the field angered by the loss but motivated by revenge. In October, these two teams played and the Bills got the better of the Chiefs. Diggs walked off the field feeling avenged for the playoff loss. However, he also understood they would meet later down the line.
The Bills are coming off a dominating performance against the respectable New England Patriots, 47-17. The Chiefs had a smooth road to victory, as well, they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 42-21. Now the Bills await Patty Mahomes and that Chiefs high-flying offense.
“They’ve got all the talent in the world,” Diggs said. “Chiefs’ been playing at a high level. They’ve been to the Super Bowl twice. They have a hell of a quarterback, hell of receivers, good defense — they’re a great team.”
As expected, it seems that Diggs isn’t the only superstar looking forward to the highly anticipated matchup, either.
“We’ll probably play them a lot of times. It’ll be great competition,” Mahomes said, “and it’s definitely going to be a great challenge for us as a team to compete with them.”
Buffalo Bills anticipated matchup
This upcoming weekend, it’ll be hard to find another game with more star power than this one. Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw five touchdowns against the Patriots’ defense. This set a Bills playoff record, alongside, Diggs and resurgent running back Devin Singletary that give him plenty of playmakers and weapons down the field. On the other hand, their defensive backs are amongst the elite. Bills safeties Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde led the league in almost every meaningful stat column for a DB.
“It’s tough to have a perfect game,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, “and they did a nice job with it last week.”
This game is going to be one for the ages because these teams have history and they don’t like each other much. Bills head coach Sean McDermott even spent most of his years working for Reid in Philadelphia. The stage is pretty set for a rivalry brewing and a riveting matchup.
“We don’t want to have that feeling that we had there last year. We know our season ended there last year,” Allen said, “and now we have to do everything in our power to put our foot forward and make sure that it doesn’t end there this year.”