NFL Recap: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills 38:24 – KC zerlegt schwache Bills

The Kansas City Chiefs are in the Super Bowl for the second time in a row after a safe 38:24 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship. Patrick Mahomes and his best weapons, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, were ultimately too much for weak guests at Arrowhead Stadium. In Tampa Bay, the defending champion will now meet the local Buccaneers.

The guests got off to a good start overall. They made a 51-yard field goal from Tyler Bass out of their first drive, and their second drive ended on their own 41, which meant they had to punt. Returner Mecole Hardman dropped that punt in front of his own end zone – Taiwan Jones took the ball for Buffalo at the 3-yard line.

Shortly thereafter, quarterback Josh Allen found Dawson Knox on screen for a 3-yard touchdown after play action tight end. The extra point went to the right upright. 9: 0 Buffalo after a quarter.

But then the home side turned up. Patrick Mahomes found tight end Travis Kelce or wide receiver Tyreek Hill several times and led his team across the field in almost seven minutes. In the end, he threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Hardman for connection.

The defense made a stop and Mahomes only needed five plays for the second touchdown this time. This time running back Darrel Wiliiams completed from 5 yards. KC had previously brought Hardman into position with a 50-yard end-around thanks to a strong block in Space from Kelce.

But that’s not all, because after a 3-and-out of the Bills, the home side promptly scored another touchdown. Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran from the 1 into the end zone. Previously, it was Kelce who had brought his team to the 1-yard line with a 17-yard catch.

Bills too conservative at break

Buffalo was only granted a field goal from 20 yards until the break, as head coach Sean McDermott did not want to play the fourth attempt at 4th and goal on the 2 seconds before the end of the second quarter. Break score: 9:12 pm Kansas City.

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After the break, Mahomes went to Hill more often and brought himself at least within field goal range. Harrison Butker hit the bottom line from 45 yards and restored the old distance. Ultimately, the guests didn’t make it any better. They got to 8, but decided again to field a 4th and 3 goal, so they ultimately stepped on the spot.

At the latest this was one field goal too many, because the chiefs didn’t need long to answer again. Mahomes first found Hill on a slant route and the Speedster ran all of them away for 71 yards of space. Shortly thereafter, Mahomes finally threw a shovel pass to Kelce for a 1-yard touchdown. 31:15 Kansas City towards the end of the third quarter.

The game was finally decided when Allen threw an interception to Rashad Fenton in the red zone. The ball was supposed to go to a John Brown, who was clearly covered by Bashaud Breeland, but Breeland deflected it decisively. However, the Chiefs added another Kelce touchdown, this time from 5 yards.

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