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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NFL Playoffs Bracket 2023: Super Bowl TV schedule, start times, seeds, dates, and results for every AFC & NFC game

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The 2023 NFL playoffs are here and the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy is underway for the top teams in the league en route to Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona on February 12th. This year’s big game features a match up between Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles vs Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The Eagles look to win their second Lombardi Trophy in franchise history–their first came in 2017 when they defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII in 2017. The Chiefs will be making their third Super Bowl appearance in the last four seasons. Kansas City’s last Super Bowl win was Super Bowl LIV in 2020 when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers.

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Check out the NFL playoffs bracket for 2023 below as well as the full schedule, teams, TV channels, live streams, playoffs seeding, start times for postseason games and more. Plus, check back often to see which teams advance and who goes home.

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NFL Playoffs Bracket 2023

Here’s a look at the 2023 postseason bracket heading into Conference Championship matchups between the 49ers and Eagles and Bengals and Chiefs.

RELATED: 2023 NFL Playoffs scores: Final bracket, recaps, results for every AFC and NFC postseason game

 

2023 NFL Playoffs TV Schedule

The 2023 NFL Playoffs begin Saturday, January 14th with the Wild Card round – see below for tune-in times and networks for all six matchups across Super Wild Card Weekend, as well as everything we know so far for the Divisional Round.

Super Bowl LVII – Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs

  • Date: Sunday, February 12
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Network: Fox

2023 NFL Playoff Scores – Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 14

Seahawks (7) vs 49ers (2)

Chargers (5) vs Jaguars (4)

Sunday, January 15

Dolphins (7) vs Bills (2) 

Giants (6) vs Vikings (3) 

Ravens (6) vs Bengals (3) 

Monday, January 16

Cowboys (5) vs Buccaneers (4) 

Divisional Round Scores

Saturday, January 21

Jaguars (4) vs Chiefs (1)

Giants (6) vs Eagles (1)

Sunday, January 22nd

Bengals (3) vs Bills (2

Cowboys (5) vs 49ers (2)

Conference Championships Scores

Sunday, January 29

NFC Championship Game: 49ers (2) vs Eagles (1)

AFC Championship: Bengals (3) vs Chiefs (1)

Final 2023 NFL Playoffs Standings

AFC Playoff Picture 2022-23

  1. Kansas City (14-3)x
  2. Buffalo Bills (13-3)x
  3. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4)x
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8)x
  5. Los Angeles Chargers (10-7)x
  6. Baltimore Ravens (10-7)x
  7. Miami Dolphins (9-8)x

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NFC Playoff Picture 2022-23

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (14-3)x
  2. San Francisco 49ers (13-4)x
  3. Minnesota Vikings (13-4)x
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-9)x
  5. Dallas Cowboys (12-5)x
  6. New York Giants (9-7-1)x
  7. Seattle Seahawks (9-8)x

X – Clinched playoff berth

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2023 NFL Playoffs Schedule: Bracket, game dates, times and TV network for Super Bowl LVII and more

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The 2023 NFL playoffs are full steam ahead and we’re right around the corner from the ultimate showdown: Super Bowl LVII. The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious from Conference Championship weekend and will face off in the biggest game of the NFL calendar on Sunday, February 12th in Arizona.

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See below for a full rundown of the 2023 NFL playoffs schedule, game dates, times, streaming and TV networks heading into Super Bowl LVII and stay tuned to NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk for previews, analysis, recaps and reactions to every playoff game on the road to Super Bowl LVII.

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2023 NFL Playoffs Schedule

Super Bowl LVII: How to Watch/Live Stream

2023 NFL Playoff Scores:

Wild Card Weekend

Saturday, January 14

Seahawks (7) vs 49ers (2)

Chargers (5) vs Jaguars (4)

Sunday, January 15

Dolphins (7) vs Bills (2) 

Giants (6) vs Vikings (3) 

Ravens (6) vs Bengals (3) 

Monday, January 16

Cowboys (5) vs Buccaneers (4) 

Divisional Round

Saturday, January 21

Jaguars (4) vs Chiefs (1)

Giants (6) vs Eagles (1)

Sunday, January 22nd

Bengals (3) vs Bills (2) – CBS, Paramount+ at 3:00pm ET

Cowboys (5) vs 49ers (2)

Conference Championships

Sunday, January 29

NFC Championship Game: 49ers (2) vs Eagles (1)

AFC Championship: Bengals (3) vs Chiefs (1)

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Final NFL Playoff Picture

Here is the final playoff picture for the 2022-23 NFL season following the Lions win over the Packers on Sunday Night Football, which made the Seattle Seahawks the final team to earn a playoff berth, the #7 seed in the NFC.

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2023 AFC Playoff Picture

  1. Kansas City Chiefs (14-3)
  2. Buffalo Bills (13-3)
  3. Cincinnati Bengals (12-4)
  4. Jacksonville Jaguars (9-8)
  5. LA Chargers (10-7)
  6. Baltimore Ravens (10-7)
  7. Miami Dolphins (9-8)

2023 NFC Playoff Picture

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (14-3)
  2. San Francisco 49ers (13-4)
  3. Minnesota Vikings (13-4)
  4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-9)
  5. Dallas Cowboys (12-5)
  6. New York Giants (9-7-1)
  7. Seattle Seahawks (9-8)

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