Kansas City Chiefs: Ranking 2021 AFC playoff teams
2. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills are looking like a throwback to those great 1990s-era Bills teams. That’s fitting, considering that they just won their first division title since 1995, and they didn’t just squeak by. Instead, they bullied their way to a 13-3 overall record.
In his third season, quarterback Josh Allen is finally looking like his No. 7 overall draft pick status. So much so that his name has even been mentioned in the league MVP conversation. Raising his completion percentage by over ten percent from 2019 to 2020 certainly played into his 37-touchdown and over 4500-yard passing season. Now, Allen has his team red-hot headed into this year’s playoffs.
Coming off of a dominating 56-26 performance over the Miami Dolphins, the Bills now host the Colts in round one. While the Colts won’t be a pushover, the Bills do look like the better team. From there, they’ll then have to beat the Steelers or Browns to advanced to the AFC Championship. After beating the Steelers 26-15 earlier this season, they’d be fully capable of beating either of those teams.
Outside of a last-second loss to the Cardinals, the Bills only looked bad all season in two other losses. Thankfully, one of those losses came at the hands of the Chiefs, who dominated that game with their run game.
The 26-17 final score might seem close, but Kansas City handled them more than the score would indicate. Even so, this late-season Bills team could present a much greater challenge to the Chiefs if they end up playing again this postseason.