Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen clearly has a lot of respect for the experience of playing at Arrowhead Stadium.
It’s no secret that the experience at Arrowhead Stadium is a special one for Chiefs Kingdom. Not only is Arrowhead the loudest home stadium in the National Football League but there’s just something magical about the entire affair—the rituals and noise, the instant camaraderie that begins while tailgating. Fans only need to point to Monday’s win over the Las Vegas Raiders to show what a difference the fan base can make at home for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Josh Allen is well aware of that as he and the Buffalo Bills prepare to visit on Sunday in what will likely be the single most anticipated game of the entire regular season. Both teams are 4-1. Both have MVP candidates at quarterback. Both have Super Bowl hopes, and both have very talented rosters front to back.
For the Bills, this game is about revenge following the Chiefs postseason win that ripped the heart out of Bills fans after watching Patrick Mahomes put the Chiefs up in only 13 seconds. Yet even with those frustrations, Allen still clearly has a lot of respect for the Chiefs and their home stadium.
When speaking with NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt about his next upcoming visit to Arrowhead in Week 6. “Last night someone asked me where my favorite place to play was and I think it’s gotta be up there. The energy inside that building is awesome.”
Of course, Allen is biased and admittedly so when asked about the best overall fan base. He’s paid handsomely by the Bills, so of course, that’s his choice. He tells Brandy, “They’re one of the better fan bases in the NFL. I still think Bills Mafia takes the cake there, but it’s such a cool environment to be in. People love football there and it’s football at its purest form.”
As for Sunday afternoon, Allen says he’s hoping to keep Chiefs Kingdom quiet. Knowing how loud they can get makes it all the more impressive when an opponent can take the crowd out of the game.
“It can go one of two ways, right? It can be the loudest stadium that you’ll ever be in or it can be the quietest stadium you’ll ever be in. It’s this cool mix and match. If you do your job and you can go out there and win a football game, the satisfaction that you get from [it is great].”