Once the game clock bled out the final few seconds in the Kansas City Chiefs’ dominant win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round of the NFL postseason, the league officially announced the next round of games knowing they could pull the trigger with home sites all situated.
For the Divisional Round of this year’s NFL playoffs, the Chiefs learned they will be hosting the Buffalo Bills for a visit and a chance to move on to the AFC Championship game. The date was set for Sunday night, January 23rd, with a kickoff time of 5:30 p.m. C.T.
Chiefs Kingdom likely won’t need a reminder, but it’s important to note that the teams have already met this year and the Bills flat-out embarrassed the Chiefs at Arrowhead by a final score of 38-20. Josh Allen threw for 3 touchdowns and ran it in for another in a dominating performance in which the visitors took advantage of numerous Chiefs turnovers. Patrick Mahomes threw 2 interceptions and fumbled away another, as did Byron Pringle.
The Bills are also red hot themselves coming off of one of the most dominant wins any team has ever put together in the postseason with a 47-17 win over Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in the Wild Card round. After a tough midseason stretch in which they went 3-5, the Bills closed the year with four consecutive wins and then beat the Patriots.
The Chiefs and Bills will be the last game of the Divisional Round of the postseason, and two AFC teams will also open the weekend with a Saturday afternoon game featuring the Tennessee Titans hosting the Cincinnati Bengals.
Here’s a look at the complete schedule for the NFL Divisional Round:
Cincinnati Bengals @ Tennessee Titans – 3:30 p.m. C.T.
San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers – 7:15 p.m. C.T.
Arizona Cardinals / L.A. Rams winner @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 2:00 p.m. C.T.
Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs – 5:30 p.m. C.T.