Chiefs host Bengals if they beat Bills, advance to AFC championship game

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The Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills are now playing for the right to host the AFC championship game.

The No. 1 seeded Tennessee Titans fell to the Cincinnati Bengals in the early divisional round game on Saturday. That means the Bengals will travel to face whoever wins the divisional round game between the Chiefs and Bills on Sunday. A win by K.C. would mean that they’d host the AFC title game at Arrowhead Stadium for the fourth consecutive time.

Kansas City faced Cincinnati back in Week 17 of the regular season in what was one of the most frustrating losses for the team this season. The 34-31 loss was marred by poor officiating, but there was also a complete defensive failure to cover Bengals WR Ja’Marr Chase. He had one of the best days by a receiver in NFL history with 11 receptions for 266 yards and three touchdowns. That game, however, was played in Cincinnati at Paul Brown Stadium. This time around the Bengals would be on the road playing in Kansas City.

Surprisingly, the Chiefs have never played the Bengals in the postseason before. They’ve played every other AFC North team in the postseason, but never Cincinnati. A chance to get some postseason revenge en route to Super Bowl LVI would be a storybook ending for Kansas City. It’d also begin to prop up a nice rivalry between the Joe Burrow-led Bengals and the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs.

First things first, though. The Chiefs must take care of business against a confident and scorching-hot Bills team on Sunday night.

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