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Bills get go-ahead field goal late, take advantage of Chiefs penalty to hold on for 20-17 win

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Buffalo Bills victory

In a tightly contested match, the Buffalo Bills clinched a 20-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, largely due to a late field goal and a pivotal penalty on Chiefs’ Kadarius Toney. Josh Allen of the Bills showcased his versatility by throwing for 233 yards and scoring both running and passing touchdowns. The game’s deciding moment came with less than two minutes remaining when Tyler Bass scored a 39-yard field goal, bringing the score to 20-17 in favor of Buffalo.

This critical point was reached after the Bills, with a 7-6 record, managed to sustain their drive, aided by a penalty against Chiefs cornerback Jaylen Watson. The Chiefs, at 8-5, saw their chances dwindle after a touchdown was nullified due to Toney’s offside position. Despite having over a minute left, Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes couldn’t capitalize, with his subsequent passes failing to connect.

The Bills’ James Cook contributed significantly with 58 yards rushing and 83 receiving yards, including a touchdown. Buffalo’s win was a testament to their ability to triumph in close games, having previously struggled in such situations. Meanwhile, Mahomes, pressured by Buffalo’s defense, ended the game with 271 passing yards and a touchdown, alongside an interception.

The Chiefs experienced their fourth defeat in six games, dimming their prospects for the AFC’s top seed. Their game began poorly, with Mahomes’ early interception setting a negative tone. It was only late in the first half that the Chiefs managed to score through Jerick McKinnon’s touchdown run. By then, Buffalo had already scored twice, with one touchdown involving an entire team effort to push Allen into the end zone, reminiscent of the “team trample” tactic.

Following halftime, Buffalo extended their lead with a field goal, but the Chiefs responded with a touchdown and a tying field goal. The game’s injuries included Buffalo’s Epenesa and Hyde, and Kansas City’s Pacheco, Smith, and Tranquill. Looking ahead, Buffalo is set to face Dallas, while Kansas City will play against New England.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Buffalo Bills victory

Who won the Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs game?

The Buffalo Bills emerged victorious with a 20-17 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

What was the key moment in the Bills vs. Chiefs game?

The key moment was a late 39-yard field goal by Tyler Bass, which gave the Bills the lead, coupled with a crucial offside penalty on Chiefs’ Kadarius Toney that nullified a potential game-changing touchdown.

How did Josh Allen perform in the game?

Josh Allen performed impressively, throwing for 233 yards and scoring touchdowns both through passing and running.

What were the standings of the Bills and Chiefs after this game?

Following the game, the Buffalo Bills’ record stood at 7-6, while the Kansas City Chiefs’ record was 8-5.

Were there any significant injuries in the game?

Yes, Buffalo lost A.J. Epenesa and Micah Hyde to injuries. The Chiefs had inactive players including Isiah Pacheco, Donovan Smith, and Drue Tranquill due to injuries.

What are the next games for the Bills and Chiefs?

The Buffalo Bills are scheduled to play against the Dallas Cowboys, and the Kansas City Chiefs will face the New England Patriots in their next games.

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4 comments

BillyTheGoat December 11, 2023 - 4:48 am

Mahomes seemed off his game, that interception early on set a bad tone, still a close one till the end.

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Jenny QBfan December 11, 2023 - 12:19 pm

this game was a nail-biter for sure, couldn’t believe that offside call on Toney, totally changed the game.

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KarenInKC December 11, 2023 - 4:53 pm

So dissapointing for us Chiefs fans, we had it till that penalty, gotta give it to the Bills defense, they were tough.

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Mike SportsFan December 11, 2023 - 6:01 pm

wow, what a game Bills really showed up this time, Allen’s performance was on point! Chiefs need to work on their penalties tho.

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