The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills have some recent and not-so-recent history to consider as they vie for a chance to play in Super Bowl LV. That history may well have no bearing on the outcome of the AFC Championship Game, but it could also have some impact. Let’s take a quick look back at the last time these two teams played, both in the regular season and the postseason.
Chiefs 27-16 win over Bills in Week 6 of 2020 regular season
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The Bills and Chiefs faced off back in Week 6 of the regular season at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park. This game came after the only regular-season loss by the starters in Kansas City and the team looked to turn a new leaf. The emphasis for most of the game was on establishing the line of scrimmage on offense and utilizing the ground game. Buffalo really struggled to stop Chiefs rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire despite some changes along the offensive line for Kansas City. The Bills also were shorthanded on the offensive line and at the linebacker position for this game. They won't be quite as banged up this time around, which could make things tougher on the running game. Ultimately this game ended in a two-score win by Kansas City, but that loss sparked a run by the Bills. They haven't lost a game since Week 6, allowing them to secure the No. 2 seed in the AFC. Check out the highlights from Week 6 down below: [sendtonews_embed video_id="mG7xk1SD75-1008258-7498">
Bills 30-13 win over Chiefs in 1993 AFC Championship Game
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The Chiefs and Bills haven't played each other in the postseason since the 1993-94 AFC Championship Game. Both teams had some postseason droughts in between this game and now, but they're right back into the thick of things. This year the Chiefs had an 11-5 regular season and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Oilers to get to the AFC title game. The Buffalo Bills were 12-4, earning a first-round bye and defeating the Los Angeles Rams in the divisional round. This game was heralded as a matchup between two great quarterbacks in Chiefs' Joe Montana and Bills' Jim Kelly. Montana wasn't right from the get-go, failing to complete a number of passes. He was eventually knocked out of the game by Buffalo linemen Bruce Smith and Phil Hansen, leaving Chiefs backup QB Dave Krieg in charge of a comeback attempt. The injury to Montana wasn't the only reason this game went awry for Kansas City. They had no answer for future Hall of Fame RB Thurman Thomas, who had 203 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns on the day. Chiefs fans have been looking to serve up some payback for this game for a long time. Will that payback come today, though? Check out the highlights from the 1993 AFC title game down below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wqZm-OFmKk