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The Kansas City Chiefs are once again one game away from playing in the Super Bowl after beating the Buffalo Bills (42-36) in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. Patrick Mahomes He shone at the end of a match that marks a before and after for many, due to the level at which it was played and the drama of the match.
For the Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes, fourth with more yards in the league, 4,839; he passed for 378 yards and three touchdowns. With the Bills Josh Allen, eighth in yards on the year, 4,407; he racked up 329 receiving yards and four TDs.
Buffalo celebrated with its first drive that culminated in Devin Singletary’s rushing TD to take a seven-point lead. Kansas City responded from the hand of its passer, who resolved the arrival to the diagonals with a personal play; 7-7.
In the second quarter the Chiefs again established a long 86-yard, 12-play drive that ended with receiver Byron Pringle celebrating in the end zone, who caught Mahomes’ pass to give the home side a 14-7 lead.
If Mahomes’ work was outstanding in the first half, Josh Allen was not far behind when he connected his first touchdown pass with Gabriel Davis who equalized the duel at 14 points.
Kansas City started the third quarter explosively. He converted a field goal to take the lead 17-14, and an offensive series later extended the lead 23-14 with a touchdown pass to Mecole Hardman.
Buffalo responded with Josh Allen’s longest pass of the season, a 49-yarder to Gabriel Davis, who pulled them within 23-21.
In the last quarter, a 45-yard kick return by Tyreek Hill placed the Chiefs inside the visitor’s 20-yard line, a field position that they took advantage of to score three points; 26-21.
The key move in the match was the one presented to the Bills on fourth down and 13 to go, in which the owner of jersey number 17 found Gabriel Davis in the end zone to take control of the game 29-26 for Buffalo.
Mahomes returned to the field with less than two minutes to go.. He started his offense at the 25-yard line of his field, led his team to the touchdown with a pass to Tyreek Hill and returned the lead to the Chiefs 33-29.
Josh Allen had 60 seconds on his last drive, enough to cross the field and send a TD pass to Gabriel Davis that turned the score 36-33 in favor of the Bills.
With only 13 seconds left, Patrick Mahomes dragged the opposing defense from his 25-yard line to the opponent’s 30-yard line. From there his kicker Harrison Butker hit a 49-yard field goal that tied the game, 36-36, and sent him into overtime.
In the first drive of the extra period, the home team’s Jersey 15 wearer connected with tight end Travis Kelce for a dramatic 42-36 win.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.