Josh Allen vs Patrick Mahomes: Bills vs Chiefs Quarterback History, Head-to-Head, Stats & More for NFL Playoffs

Josh Allen vs Patrick Mahomes: Bills vs Chiefs Quarterback History, Head-to-Head, Stats & More for NFL Playoffs


The Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs both took care of business in the opening round of the NFL Playoffs, setting up an exciting Bills vs Chiefs AFC Divisional Round clash.

Bills vs Chiefs Divisional Round

Not only does this matchup feature two of the best teams in the NFL, but pits arguably the two most exciting young quarterbacks in a fierce head-to-head matchup.

Josh Allen vs Patrick Mahomes

The Allen vs Mahomes storyline comes with a little bit of drama. In 2017, the Chiefs traded up in the first round of the draft in order to gain Buffalo's No. 10 pick and ultimately select Patrick Mahomes. The Bills ended up trading up to draft Allen in the following year's draft, and the intrigue deepened after both got off to terrific NFL careers.

Allen vs Mahomes Head-to-Head

Allen has squared off against Mahomes just three times in their young careers. The most notable of this matchup came in the last year's 2020-21 AFC Championship game. Mahomes and the Chiefs prevailed, 38-24, before falling to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl.

Mahomes completed 29-of-38 passes in that matchup for 325 passing yards with 3 TDs to 0 INTs. Allen threw for 287 yards and 2 TDs to 1 INT on 28-of-48 passing.

The Chiefs are 2-1 in head-to-head matchups against the Bills when both Mahomes and Allen played. Kansas City also enters this upcoming AFC Divisional Round clash as slight 2.5-point home favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook.

Mahomes vs Allen Stats

Statistically, Mahomes enjoyed a slightly better passing campaign this season. The four-time Pro Bowler completed 66.3% of his passes for 4,839 yards and 37 TDs to 13 INTs. Allen's numbers are just a smidge behind, completing 63.3% of his passes for 4,407 yards and 36 TDs to 15 INTs.

Allen did a lot more damage on the ground, however, racking up 763 rushing yards and 6 TDs compared to Mahomes' 381 rushing yards and 2 TDs.

Mahomes vs Allen Draft

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Patrick Mahomes at No. 10 in the 2017 NFL Draft. Buffalo took Josh Allen at No. 7 in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Patrick Mahomes vs Josh Allen History

Josh Allen has been named to just one Pro Bowl in his brief four-year career. On the other hand, Mahomes is a four-time Pro Bowler, one-time All-Pro, has been named MVP, and won one Super Bowl title.

Patrick Mahomes vs Josh Allen Age

Patrick Mahomes is 26 years old while Allen is 25 and will turn 26 later this year in May.

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