“I like doughnuts” – Josh Allen, after ANOTHER Buffalo Bills shutout. What a game it was, with the defense once again rolling and Dawson Knox making his case to be in the conversation with Kittle and Kelce.
Now onto what is arguably the most anticipated game of this season. Chiefs Week. I love a revenge game.
Previously on Bills vs Chiefs (AFC Championship, 2020)
This game started out so well for the Bills, but then Mahomes and the Chiefs showed exactly why they were the favorites going into this game. As much as it hurts to say, the better team won that night.
But this week, its the Bills’ time.
Prediction #1: Sack City
During that AFC Championship matchup, the defensive line managed to sack Mahomes exactly once, for no yards. The whole game, the Chiefs QB looked completely unaffected.
But now, the Bills have recorded a sack in every game they’ve played this season, totaling 12 so far, and have shown no signs of slowing down. Epenesa and Groot have shown their stuff, but now even Boogie and Lotulelei have gotten in on the fun. This Bills defensive line is one to be feared. They’ll put on a show by sacking Mahomes at least three times.
Prediction #2: Ultimate protection
Now, let’s flip that prediction. Last week, I guessed that the O-Line would allow zero sacks. I was wrong. They allowed one.
But I’m sticking with it. Sure, they have been a cause for concern. But, with the emergence of Spencer Brown, I truly believe this O-Line can get the job done and protect Allen. They won’t allow any sacks. I’m just going to keep speaking it into existence.
Prediction #3: Rambo and Beasley
Knox exceeded my expectations last week by scoring two TDs and racking up some nice yardage. He’s emerging as a key piece in this Bills offense, truly giving Allen a dynamic fourth option. Beasley wasn’t as utilized, but with as many pieces as Allen has, is it that shocking?
Both receivers will be vital vs. the Chiefs. That secondary will be all over Diggs and Sanders, leaving Knox and Beasley open for receptions. They’ll combine for over 100 yards with Knox getting at least one TD.
Prediction #4: The run game
One big takeaway from the AFC Championship game was the lack of a Bills ground game. If you need to know why a run game is so important, let me redirect you to Brandon Staley. During that game, Allen was the team’s rushing leader. Now, despite the fact he’s a mobile QB, that is not something you want to see in a playoff game.
With a healthy Moss and reinvigorated Singletary, the Buffalo rushing attack is the best it’s been in years. They’ll be a huge help for the Bills offense, each coming away with a TD.
Prediction #5: Tyler Bass
Tyler Bass will remain a stud. There’s no doubt about it. He leads the NFL with most points scored. He’ll have a couple opportunities to kick field goals on Sunday and you can bet he’ll make them all.
The Bills will win this matchup by one score. It will be a hard-fought game, but Buffalo will establish themselves as the best team in the AFC and prove all those doubters wrong. The Bills are coming for that title this year.