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.
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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.
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
Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen put on a show for fans in their Divisional Round overtime thriller on Sunday night, and the Kansas City Chiefs star had a great show of respect following his team’s victory.
Allen threw what looked like the game-winning touchdown pass with 13 seconds left in regulation, but Mahomes had other plans. He completed long passes to Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce on the ensuing possession to set up the tying field goal as time expired. The Chiefs then won the toss in overtime and scored a touchdown to win. Amid the celebration, Mahomes sprinted to find Allen to congratulate him on a hard-fought game and season.
While Allen is undoubtedly disappointed, he played an outstanding game. He finished 27/37 for 329 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 68 yards. Mahomes went 33/44 for 378 yards, three touchdowns and no picks. He rushed for 69 yards and a score. Both quarterbacks were incredible.
The Bills may have given Kansas City a gift with a massive mistake at the end of regulation. Either way, the future of the AFC looks bright with Allen and Mahomes leading the way. Mahomes’ postgame gesture was likely an acknowledgement of that.
The Kansas City Chiefs advanced to the AFC Championship Game with a dramatic win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night, and Patrick Mahomes’ fiancée did not hold back with her celebration.
Brittany Matthews, Mahomes’ longtime girlfriend, showered fans at Arrowhead Stadium with champagne after the Chiefs defeated the Bills in overtime.
Matthews, who has a daughter with Mahomes, is known for her enthusiastic support of the Chiefs. She has been criticized many times in the past for taking it too far and making Mahomes look bad, though she never backs down from those critics.
In this instance, Chiefs fans were probably happy to be showered in champagne. Their team somehow tied the game in regulation despite beginning a drive with 13 seconds left at their own 25. They then won the coin toss in OT and scored a touchdown to win.
The Bills may have helped the Chiefs with a huge mistake late in the game, but that doesn’t matter to Matthews and the rest of Chiefs Nation.