Kansas City sends Buffalo Bills home packing: Divisional Round takeaways
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) – The Buffalo Bills fell once again to the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs.
4th quarter takeaways
Buffalo was able to hold the Chiefs at bay but ultimately Buffalo couldn’t get going offensively, drastic turnaround from the first three quarters.
3rd quarter takeaways
The Bills and Chiefs traded touchdowns on the sole drives they completed in the quarter. Kansas City didn’t face a 3rd down once while Buffalo converted on all three of theirs, including a wizardry-like pass and catch from Josh Allen to Khalil Shakir for a TD.
This game is giving me butterflies. The Chiefs are taking advantage of a Bills defense with all kinds of injuries all over. Kansas City has over 300 yards of offense after three quarters. But the Bills have outgained KC by 6 yards, taking the lead with a few minutes remaining in the third quarter. Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes always live up to the hype when they face off.
2nd quarter takeaways
The biggest drive of the half right towards the end for the Buffalo Bills. Down 3 with 3:33 to half and the Chiefs getting the ball after the break. Buffalo delivered with a TD to go ahead by four. James Cook has been a big piece to the offense moving the ball down field. Overall, the defense held up well, too.
You do what you have to do to win playoff games, and for the Buffalo Bills, that’s rushing Josh Allen. At halftime, he’s got 8 carries for 51 yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. The Chiefs get the ball to start the 3rd quarter, so it will be important for them to come out firing.
1st quarter takeaways
Two drives that ate up a decent amount of clock and two field goals were the result. The Bills’ road to the opening score was a bit bumpier than the Chiefs’ one. KC moved the ball well but Dane Jackson came up with a crucial defended pass on 3rd down.
Is anyone else anxious? Both teams scored points on positive drives, but neither was perfect. In a game of this magnitude, between teams that know each other so well, you could sense them both trying to figure things out. Still, the Bills ended the quarter in good position to strike again.