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Look: Buffalo grocery store has hilarious way of trolling Chiefs

Josh Allen in a Bills hat

The entire city of Buffalo means business ahead of the Bills’ divisional playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend.

A funny photo went viral on Friday of the clever way that one local Buffalo grocery store found to troll the Chiefs before Sunday’s game. Dash’s Market pulled what appeared to be all of their bottles of Kansas City barbecue sauce from their shelves. Instead, the store displayed the hilarious sign, “Dash’s is taking down KC in the aisles so the Bills can take them down on the field.”

The Bills and the Chiefs both won their respective divisions this year. They met once during the regular season with the Bills winning 38-20 during a Week 5 matchup in Kansas City.

Sunday’s playoff game will also take place in Kansas City, meaning that Bills fans will largely have to show their support from afar. It looks like that is exactly what they are doing though with the funniest grocery store troll job since this one from several years ago.

Photo: Rich Barnes-USA Today Sports

Everyone said the same thing after Chiefs-Bills overtime playoff game

Josh Allen sitting

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills 42-36 in their AFC Divisional Round playoff game on Sunday, and everyone said the same thing afterwards.

First off, viewers unanimously agreed that it was a great game. But many fans were dissatisfied with the ending because the Chiefs got to win thanks largely to winning the coin toss.

Many viewers, from the media to the fans to even players, all agreed that the overtime rules need to be changed so a hot offense gets a chance to match.

It would be interesting to see whether the Chiefs would like to see the overtime format changed.

The rule benefited them this year, but three years ago, the Patriots did the same thing to them. So they have been on both ends of the overtime rule.

To me, it’s a flaw in the NFL’s rules. They have a great product and delivered an incredible game. It shouldn’t end in such a dissatisfying manner.

Bills made big mistake to end regulation in loss to Chiefs

Sean McDermott in Bills gear

The Buffalo Bills suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday’s AFC Divisional round, and one key error late in regulation may have done them in.

The Bills appeared to have won the game when they took a 36-33 lead with 13 seconds left in regulation. However, they opted to kick deep on the ensuing kickoff instead of a squib kick, which could have potentially taken a few seconds off the clock if the Chiefs were forced into a return. The kickoff went for a touchback, and no time came off the clock as a result.

A number of people on Twitter suggested this was a key error that may have cost the Bills the game. Tony Romo also pointed out on CBS prior to the kickoff that putting the ball short of the end zone would be prudent.

Would this have made a difference? It’s certainly possible. The Chiefs wound up getting the ball with 13 seconds left and all three timeouts remaining. That gave them a lot of options to move the ball into field goal range for Harrison Butker, as the remaining timeouts meant the Chiefs could still throw to the middle of the field without the clock running too much. Kansas City needed just two plays to move into range for Butker. Even taking three or four seconds off the clock on a kick return might have left the Chiefs with one play at most, and might have forced them to simply try to set up a Hail Mary attempt instead.

The flipside is the Bills would have been risking a big Tyreek Hill return if something went wrong. Hill had burned the Bills with a 45-yard punt return earlier in the fourth quarter, which was likely in the back of Sean McDermott’s mind.

Buffalo’s mistake here was not nearly as glaring as the errors another special teams unit made over the weekend. Still, a better-executed kickoff might have been the difference between victory and defeat in this one.

Photo: Jan 4, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott before the AFC Wild Card NFL Playoff game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Insane win probability graphic from Chiefs-Bills game goes viral

Patrick Mahomes

The end of regulation between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills on Sunday was absolutely ludicrous. If you want an idea of just how chaotic it really was, look no further than the win probability calculator for the game.

The Chiefs led for most of the second half of the divisional playoff contest and took a 26-21 lead late into the fourth quarter. But the Bills responded with a Josh Allen touchdown strike to Gabriel Davis and subsequent two-point conversion to take the 29-26 lead. The Chiefs then hit back with a touchdown of their own on a 64-yard catch and run by Tyreek Hill from Patrick Mahomes to go back up 33-29.

Not to be outdone, Allen countered with another touchdown pass to Davis with just 13 seconds left to retake the lead at 36-33. But 13 seconds was all Mahomes and the Chiefs needed. Mahomes got the Chiefs into field goal range with a couple of big pass plays, and Harrison Butker hit a 49-yard field goal to send the game into overtime at 36 all.

The wild seesaw battle produced an ESPN win probability graphic that looked like a seismometer measuring an earthquake. Take a look.

Kansas City went on to win the coin toss in overtime and got the ball first. They then proceeded to score a walk-off touchdown on the opening drive of overtime, getting themselves the 42-36 win and disappointing many fans. Here was the updated win probability graphic after the game finished.

While the ending was anticlimactic, the final minutes of regulation were peak back-and-forth entertainment. They also produced the craziest win probability chart you will ever see (at least since this game a few weeks ago).

Photo: Feb 3, 2020; Miami, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes speaks with media during the winning coach and Super Bowl MVP Press Conference at Hilton Miami. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports