Buffalo Bills Intercept Patrick Mahomes For 24-20 Revenge Win at Kansas City Chiefs

Buffalo Bills Intercept Patrick Mahomes For 24-20 Revenge Win at Kansas City Chiefs

In our pregame conversation, Tony Romo noticed a few things that stood out.

“The Buffalo Bills have a complete team offensively and defensively,” stated the CBS Sports analyst . “The big question mark will be, ‘Can Kansas City Chiefs stop Bills?’ “No one has been able to stop the Bills.” ”

The Bills – who’d waited nine months to make up for 13 seconds, their revenge plan’s mandated staging coming on Sunday in Week 6 at KC – answered those “some things” in an all-important 24-20 victory. Could KC stop Bills? Not often enough, though there were not 78 points scored here as was the case in the last meeting.

Is Buffalo’s defense as good as its acclaimed offense? Two interceptions of KC quarterback Patrick Mahomes, including a Taron Johnson game-sealer with 51 seconds left, insist that the answer is, “Absolutely. While the Bills are now at 5-1, they will undoubtedly continue to be in the NFL’s metaphorical penthouse, win or lose. However, defeating the Chiefs would surely serve as a next-level-up for an NFL team that has had its season end at Arrowhead Stadium each of the past two seasons.

Western New York supporters need little reminder of the significance 13 seconds has on their franchise until further notice, the time removed from the Divisional playoff clock when the Chiefs undid Josh Allen/Gabriel Davis magic to set up a 42-36 overtime victory. One year prior, the Bills were merely the Chiefs’ final hurdle to AFC supremacy, serving as their conference title game victim in 2020-21. To that end, Buffalo did the only thing anyone who must face the Mahomes-led Chiefs for the next decade or more: strengthened the defense.

And the Bills did that. Do they have a mostly mental perspective that has helped them to get over the loss? They will not be convinced that the demons have been exorcised until they take over Kansas City.

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They did so here, holding the Chiefs to 20 points while knocking them down to 4-2. The matchup that is often defined by Allen and Mahomes’ aerial antics may have been influenced more by differences between last year’s teams, with players like Von Miller, a veteran, and Kaiir Elam, a rookie, tilting the rivalry Buffalo’s direction.

Miller announced that he was a “naturally a (Chiefs)hater” and it was great to see him flex his muscle in a defense that was largely controlled by scary KC. That’s not to say Allen (27 of 40 passing for 329 yards) and his three TD passes …

To Miller (as usual) …

And to Stefon Diggs (10 for 148 yards), as usual …

And finally, with 1: 04 remaining, to Dawson Knox …

Weren’t huge.

But 24 points being enough to win at KC?

“Oh my goodness,” said Romo on his live CBS wrap-up of the game. “(The Bills), might be the team to beat right now. ”

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