The Kansas City Chiefs are set to face off against the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship game this weekend, but how do the two stack up historically? Let’s take a look.
The Chiefs and Bills have met 46 times in the regular season dating back to 1960, with Buffalo holding the slight head-to-head edge 24-21-1.
The Bills also have the edge in postseason matchups, winning twice and losing once. The two sides haven’t met in the playoffs since 1994 when they also faced off in the AFC Championship game, with Buffalo winning 30-13.
Kansas City and Buffalo met back in Week 6 of the regular season at Bills Stadium, with the Chiefs winning 26-17.
The Chiefs dominated the game offensively, outgaining the Bills by over 250 yards. Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had his biggest game of the season, rushing for a massive 161 yards on 26 carries and averaging 6.2 yards per attempt.
Patrick Mahomes had a standout day as well, completing over 80 percent of his passes—his highest rate for the season—and throwing for 225 yards with 2 touchdowns. Travis Kelce had 65 yards on 5 receptions with 2 touchdowns, while Demarcus Robinson had 69 yards on his 5 catches.
On the other side, Buffalo struggled offensively. The Bills had just 206 total yards on offense against the Chiefs, the fewest of any game this season. Josh Allen threw for just 122 yards and only completed 52 percent of his passes, both season lows.
Looking back at other recent games, Kansas City is 4-1 against Buffalo under head coach Andy Reid.
The one loss came in week 12 of the 2017 season, with Buffalo claiming a 16-10 win at Arrowhead Stadium. The Bills had Tyrod Taylor at quarterback and LeSean McCoy in the backfield that day, passing for 164 yards and rushing for 104 yards, total.
The Chiefs won the other three games against Buffalo under Reid: 30-22 in 2015, 17-13 in 2014 and 23-13 in 2013. Overall, Reid has a 6-3 record against the Bills as a head coach, including his time in Philadelphia.