Pretty boring weekend, right? I mean, all we got were four incredible playoff games that each came down to the final play. Those four walk-off finishes were the most in a single postseason in NFL history and all of them came over a two-day stretch in a single round. The cherry on top of all that madness came in the final game of the divisional round slate on Sunday night when the Bills and Chiefs duked it out in a battle for the ages.
Those two AFC juggernauts went toe-to-toe for the bulk of the game, but things really went haywire in the final two minutes. Both teams went absolutely bonkers and traded leads through the end of regulation where the Chiefs were inexplicably able to force overtime after getting the ball back with just 13 seconds left. As they began that game-tying drive, the Bills held a 91% win probability, but lost in OT, 42-36.
This win probability chart says it all.
This game will go down in the history books as one of the greatest games ever played. There were also some wild stats and history made within Sunday's showdown that make it all the more captivating. Below, you'll find a number of the wildest stats that came out of Bills-Chiefs.
Gabe Davis goes nuclear
Had the Bills won, we may be remembering this as "The Gabriel Davis game." The receiver made NFL history in this matchup by setting a single-game postseason record for the most receiving touchdowns (4) in a game.
Half of Davis' receptions (8) went for touchdowns and averaged over 25 yards per reception. He was particularly dominant in the second half, when he caught six passes for 178 yards and three touchdowns. Those second-half receiving yards totals were the most by a player in any half of a playoff game since 1991. His three second-half touchdowns also tied the most by a player in any half since 1991.
QB battle for the ages
Both Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen played out of their minds in this matchup. Mahomes finished with 378 yards passing and four total touchdowns (one rushing) while rushing for a career-high 69 yards. Allen tossed four touchdowns to go along with 329 yards. He rushed for 68 yards as well.
This was the first time in NFL history that opposing quarterbacks each passed for 300 or more yards, three or more touchdowns, and rushed for 50 or more yards without throwing an interception.
Josh Allen's touchdown streak
Josh Allen is the first quarterback ever to have nine passing touchdowns in a two-game stretch in a single postseason. Of course, he had four passing touchdowns in this loss to Kansas City and five in Buffalo's dominating win over New England during Super Wild Card Weekend. Those nine passing touchdowns were just two shy of the NFL record for a single postseason.
A back-and-forth affair
This was the first playoff game in NFL history with three go-ahead touchdowns scored in the final two minutes of regulation. Gabriel Davis had a 27-yard score with 1:54 left on the clock, Tyreek Hill exploded for a 64-yard touchdown with 1:02 remaining, and then Davis found the end zone again on a 19-yard touchdown with 13 seconds left in regulation.
Of course, this doesn't even include Travis Kelce's game-winning touchdown in overtime. Following the two minute warning, there were 31 combined points, 296 yards of total offense, and five plays of 25 or more yards.
Fourth down brilliance
The Bills were perfect on fourth down in the divisional round, converting all four of their attempts. They are the fourth playoff team since 1991 (since fourth downs were tracked) to convert four or more fourth-down attempts in a single game. All four of those teams that were 100% on the critical down, however, went on to lose.
Andy Reid moves up the ladder
With the win, Andy Reid has now tied the late Don Shula for the third most playoff wins (19) by a head coach in NFL history. He needs just one more win to tie Tom Landry for No. 2 all-time and can solely hold that spot if he were to bring the Chiefs to another Super Bowl title. Bill Belichick sits in the top spot with 31 playoff wins.
Home for the AFC Championship again
Kansas City has now become the first team ever to host four straight conference championship games. They are also the seventh team since the NFL merger and first since the Patriots (2011-2018) to advance to four consecutive conference championship games. Andy Reid is the first coach since the merger to achieve this feat with two different teams (he reached four NFC Championships with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2001-2004).