The KC Chiefs host the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday and it’ll pit Patrick Mahomes against Josh Allen.
There’s a lot linking the Kansas City Chiefs to the Buffalo Bills. Most notably, the Bills are the team who originally had the No. 10 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and then traded with the Chiefs, who then took Patrick Mahomes with that selection.
People were hard on the Bills after seeing how good Mahomes was, but they appear to have their franchise quarterback now in Josh Allen, who played like an MVP candidate during the 2020 season. Allen has been a huge reason for why the Bills are heading to the AFC Championship Game and it’s going to be fun to see him go against Mahomes.
We already saw these two square off in Week 6, but neither quarterback had a huge day in that matchup. Mahomes threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns while Allen had just 122 yards through the air, two touchdowns, and an interception. The Chiefs ran the ball down Buffalo’s throat that day and that took the pressure off of Mahomes.
Patrick Mahomes of the KC Chiefs and Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills can be the next great quarterback rivalry in the NFL.
It does seem like we say this every time a young quarterback emerges and appears to be on Mahomes’ level, but with these two facing off in the title game, it’s natural that we’re discussing it. Mahomes won the NFL MVP in 2018 and both guys were right in the thick of the MVP running this season.
Both quarterbacks can throw the ball well and also make plays with their legs, though Allen definitely gets the nod when it comes to rushing the ball. The AFC Championship Game will pit these two against each other with the greatest stakes imaginable on the line.
Mahomes might have won round one back in Week 6, but a lot has changed for both teams and both quarterbacks since then. For one, Mahomes got hit hard in the divisional round win over Cleveland and there’s a chance he might not be able to play in the title game due to still being in concussion protocol.
If Mahomes is good to go, however, we could be seeing the first truly great game between what look to be two phenomenal young quarterbacks. Will Allen get his first win against the Chiefs this weekend? We’ll find out on Sunday.