The Buffalo Bills became the first team in NFL history to score a touchdown on every single drive in their 47-17 annihilation of the New England Patriots in the wild card round.
Punter Matt Haack hasn’t had an easier payday.
Arguably the matchup of the Divisional Round and one that many neutral supporters were hoping would be for the AFC Championship. Many are already claiming the winners of this game will breeze into the Super Bowl.
The Kansas City Chiefs came from 0-7 to beat a very poor Pittsburgh Steelers side 42-21 in Sunday Night Football. Fans may be concerned how slow they started and that it wasn’t until a defensive touchdown from TJ Watt in the second quarter that woke them up.
Patrick Mahomes was back to his best after that, hooking up with Tyreek Hill, Jerick McKinnon, Tyreek Hill, Byron Pringle and lineman Nick Allegretti for touchdowns.
Ben Roethlisberger’s two touchdowns in the second half were nothing but consolation for the Steelers in what is expected to be the two-time Super Bowl winner’s final game.
The Buffalo Bills’ hire powered offence was unstoppable in the wild card round, with Josh Allen devastating both through the air and on the ground. Running back Devin Singletary has also been a key factor in their offence in recent weeks.
This game could simply come down to who has the ball last, but I am leaning towards the underdog Bills to advance to the AFC Championship. Not because of what their offence did versus the Patriots – I don’t expect them to be so smooth in any their remaining playoff games. But because they have the number one defence in the NFL and are great at taking the ball away. However, they have an awful run defence, and Jerick McKinnon has been running the ball very well for the Chiefs since Clyde Edwards-Helaire went down.
The Chiefs are 10-1 in their last 11 games and have an explosive offence. So any betting tip in this game will have to be with the over.
Pick: Over 54 points