Through 3 Quarters

It's a close one, but it looks like the Kansas City Chiefs' home crowd might be making the difference. After three quarters neither squad has the contest in the bag, but Kansas City leads 23-21 over the Buffalo Bills. QB Patrick Mahomes has led the way so far for the Chiefs, as he has passed for one TD and 183 yards on 28 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 69 yards.

Kansas City has been riding high on the performance of Mahomes, who has passed for one TD and 183 yards on 28 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 69 yards. Mahomes has been efficient, with a passer rating of 145.30.

Kansas City might have shot themselves in the foot by missing a PAT kick in the third quarter. We'll see if that point ends up being a decisive factor in the final outcome.

Who's Playing

Buffalo @ Kansas City

Regular Season Records: Buffalo 11-6; Kansas City 12-5

What to Know

The Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills are even-steven against one another since November of 2017 (2-2), but not for long. The Chiefs will duke it out with Buffalo in the second round of the playoffs Sunday at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium at 6:30 p.m. ET. These two teams are sauntering into the matchup backed by comfortable wins in their prior games.

Kansas City earned some postseason bragging rights after a successful outing last week. They blew past the Pittsburgh Steelers 42-21. The matchup was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Kansas City had established a 35-14 advantage. QB Patrick Mahomes continued his habit of dropping crazy stat lines, passing for five TDs and 404 yards on 39 attempts.

Meanwhile, Buffalo's offense rose to the challenge against a New England defense that boasted an average of only 17.82 points allowed. They were the clear victors by a 47-17 margin over the New England Patriots. The game was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 27-3. QB Josh Allen was a one-man wrecking crew for Buffalo, passing for five TDs and 308 yards on 25 attempts in addition to picking up 66 yards on the ground.

This next contest is expected to be close, with the Chiefs going off at just a 1.5-point favorite. They covered an 11.5-point spread last week, so bettors might be thinking that will translate to further success against a lower spread.

A pair of stats to keep an eye on: Kansas City ranks third in the league when it comes to yards per game, with 396.8 on average. But the Bills enter the contest with only 272.8 yards allowed per game on average, which is the best in the NFL. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium -- Kansas City, Missouri
  • TV: CBS
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Chiefs are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Bills, according to the latest NFL odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Chiefs as a 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Kansas City have won three out of their last five games against Buffalo.

  • Oct 10, 2021 - Buffalo 38 vs. Kansas City 20
  • Jan 24, 2021 - Kansas City 38 vs. Buffalo 24
  • Oct 19, 2020 - Kansas City 26 vs. Buffalo 17
  • Nov 26, 2017 - Buffalo 16 vs. Kansas City 10
  • Nov 29, 2015 - Kansas City 30 vs. Buffalo 22