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Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
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Kansas City Chiefs aim to host fourth straight AFC Championship

The Kansas City Chiefs are one win away from hosting another AFC Championship Game. However, the Buffalo Bills are in their way.

Before last year, no team ever hosted the AFC Championship Game in three consecutive seasons.

Now, the Kansas City Chiefs are a win away from doing such for a fourth straight time.


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Kansas City watched as the AFC’s top-seeded Tennessee Titans fell 19-16 to the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday afternoon, making it the de facto No. 1 team in the conference. With a victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night, the Chiefs will host Cincinnati and try to reach a third straight Super Bowl, something only three other teams have ever done (1971-73 Miami Dolphins, 1990-93 Bills and 2016-18 New England Patriots).

Of course, the Bills are no easy hurdle. In Week 5, Buffalo came into Arrowhead Stadium in primetime and destroyed the Chiefs, 38-20. Quarterback Josh Allen threw for more than 300 yards, rushed for another 59 and accounted for four touchdowns without an interception. Meanwhile, Kansas City committed four turnovers including a pick-six, all while Patrick Mahomes went for less than 6.0 yards per attempt.

Now, Mahomes and Co. try to even the score this year, against a Bills team which last weekend against the Patriots became the first in NFL history to not punt, turn the ball over or kick a field goal on any of their possessions. Essentially, it was the perfect game against Buffalo’s long-time tormentor in New England head coach Bill Belichick.


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So can the Bills have another elite game, and if so, is it enough to topple the two-time defending AFC champion Chiefs? Kansas City certainly has revenge on its mind, but that’s also true for Buffalo, which saw last season end in this very venue in the AFC title game, 38-24.

Should the Chiefs win, they’ll undoubtedly be favorites over the Bengals, even after losing to them in Week 17, 34-31. Cincinnati has phenomenal talent and a great quarterback in Joe Burrow, but Kansas City would be laying something in the neighborhood of a touchdown.

Yet it doesn’t matter if the Chiefs can’t get past Buffalo, which has an argument as the best team in the AFC, bar none.

For Kansas City, another chance to host its conference’s ultimate game and the extension of an absurd streak of success, but a terrific opponent stands in the way.

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