Bills vs Chiefs: Josh Allen takes on Patrick Mahomes in an AFC Championship Game rematch tonight

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Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills head to Kansas City this Sunday to face Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in a rematch of the 2020 AFC Championship Game. Live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night in America. Sunday night’s match-up will also be available via live stream on Peacock.

On January 24, 2021, the Chiefs defeated the Bills, 38-24, at home to advance to the Super Bowl and improve their record against Buffalo (under Andy Reid) to 5-1. Mahomes threw for 325 yards and 3 touchdowns, while WR Tyreek Hill (9 rec, 172 yds) & TE Travis Kelce (13 rec, 118 yds,
2 TD) each had notable performances in the win. Buffalo’s defense sacked Mahomes just once throughout the entire game. So what’s different 259 days later?

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The Bills return to Arrowhead Stadium leading the NFL in both total defense (216.8 yds/game) and scoring defense (11 pts/game) after using their first two draft picks on pass rushers (DEs Greg Rousseau and Carlos “Boogie” Basham). Not only has Buffalo earned two shutouts in their first four games of the season but they also lead the league with 11 takeaways. Buffalo is tied for 6th in the NFL with a total of 12 sacks this year–a major difference from last season where the Bills did not pick up their 12th sack until their seventh game of the season. Despite all of the hype surrounding Buffalo’s defense and the storyline of the AFC Championship rematch, Josh Allen says the focus is on Week 5.

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Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are simply trying to avoid the Super Bowl curse while dealing with injuries on defense. For the first time since 2015, the Chiefs are in last place in the AFC West through 4 games and enter Week 5, ranked 31st in both total defense and scoring defense. Kansas City has allowed 29+ points in all four games this season and 450+ yards of offense in 3 of its 4 games. They have not forced a turnover since their week 2 match-up against the Ravens. Offensively, the Chiefs are tied for the third-most turnovers in the league with 7 (4 INT, 3 fumbles).

Sunday’s game marks the 9th time in 10 seasons that the teams who played in the previous year’s AFC
Championship are meeting the following year. In the previous eight matchups, the winner of the rematch has gone on to the Super Bowl on five occasions, winning the Lombardi Trophy in four of those seasons.

Recent AFC Championship Rematches:

  • 2019 – Chiefs beat Patriots 23-16; Kansas City won Super Bowl
  • 2018 – Jaguars beat Patriots 31-20; Jacksonville missed playoffs
  • 2017 – Patriots beat Steelers 27-24; New England made Super Bowl
  • 2016 –  Patriots beat Broncos 16-3; New England won Super Bowl
  • 2015 – Patriots beat Colts 34-27; New England made AFC Championship
  • 2014 –  Patriots beat Broncos 43-21; New England won Super Bowl
  • 2013 – Patriots beat Ravens 41-7; New England made AFC Championship
  • 2012 – Ravens beat Patriots 28-13**; Baltimore won Super Bowl

**AFC Championship Game in 2012 season

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How to watch the Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs:

  • Where: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
  • When: Sunday, October 10
  • Start Time: 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff; live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with Football Night In America
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Stream liveWatch live on Peacock or with the NBC Sports App

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Super Bowl 2023: A casual fan’s cheat sheet guide to Super Bowl LVII

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The final game of the 2022 NFL season will take place on Sunday when the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII. For the more casual fan, the Super Bowl can provide a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family, enjoy some game day eats and take in the competition without the stress Philly and Kansas City die-hards will likely be feeling. For those of you who haven’t been glued to the standings all season, here’s a cheat sheet guide for all the basics ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.

When and where is Super Bowl LVII?

  • Date: Sunday, February 12
  • Where: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Network: Fox

Who is playing in Super Bowl LVII?

The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Kansas City Chiefs. Both teams finished the regular season with a 14-3 record, which was tied for the best record in the NFL.

Who are the quarterbacks for both teams?

Jalen Hurts, 24, is the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and Patrick Mahomes, 27, is the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. This year marks the first Super Bowl in history with two Black starting quarterbacks. 

Who are the head coaches for both teams?

The Kansas City Chiefs are led by Andy Reid, who actually got his start as an NFL coach with the Eagles in 1999. Reid coached the Eagles from 199-2012, and that 14-season span makes him the longest-tenured HC in franchise history. He’s had plenty of continued success since moving to Kansas City – this is the third Super Bowl appearance in the last four seasons for the Chiefs.

The Eagles head coach is Nick Sirianni, from Jamestown in Western New York. He’s in his second season as Philadelphia’s head coach and is hoping to get them their first Super Bowl victory since 2017. Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, NBC Sports’ Peter King rode to work with Sirianni to get his take on this season, his roster, and his own history with Reid. You can read more from that interview in this week’s Football Morning in America.

FMIA Pre-Super Bowl: Commuting With Nick Sirianni, the O-Line of the Century, and the Tom Brady Recipe

Who is performing at halftime of the Super Bowl?

This year, nine-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna will take center stage for the halftime show.

When was the last time the Eagles or Chiefs won the Super Bowl?

The Eagles have won one Super Bowl in franchise history, winning Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots in the 2017 season.

The Chiefs have won two Super Bowls in franchise history. After beating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV in the 1969 season, the Chiefs had to wait 50 years before winning another Super Bowl, defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV in the 2019 season.

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Super Bowl 2023: Chiefs’ head coach Andy Reid set to face former team in Eagles showdown

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Andy Reid will be looking to win his second Super Bowl as head coach of the Chiefs when Kansas City takes on the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12. The matchup could be called a homecoming for Reid, who spent nearly a decade and a half leading the Philly faithful before landing in Kansas City. Here’s a look back at Andy Reid’s history with the Eagles before he and Patrick Mahomes face them in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Andy Reid’s History with the Eagles

Reid got his start as an NFL head coach with the Eagles in 1999 and went on to become the longest-tenured and winningest head coach in Philadelphia franchise history. Reid spent 14 seasons as the Eagles’ head coach (1999-2012) and won 140 games with the team (including playoffs). The Eagles reached the playoffs in nine of 14 seasons under Reid, winning six NFC East division titles in that time.

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While Reid led the Eagles to the NFC Championship Game in four straight seasons from 2001 to 2004, the Eagles reached just one Super Bowl under Reid, losing against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX in the 2004 season.

Now in his 10th season as the Chiefs’ head coach, Reid has seen even more success in Kansas City. The Chiefs won a seventh-straight AFC West division title this season and will be playing in their third Super Bowl in four seasons. Reid got his first Super Bowl win as a head coach in the 2019 season when the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.

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Super Bowl LVII marks the first-ever playoff meeting between the Chiefs and Eagles. Reid, whose 21 career playoff wins are 2nd-most by a head coach in NFL history behind only Bill Belichick (31), has won all three of his regular season meetings against Philadelphia as the Chiefs’ head coach.

How can I watch and live stream Super Bowl 2023?

  • When: Sunday, February 12, 2023
  • Where: State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona
  • TV Channel: FOX
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