Bills Made Weird Change on Offense in First Meeting vs Chiefs This Season
The Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs will meet for the second time this season in the AFC Championship Game. Buffalo and Kansas City are two of the hottest teams in the league, and Sunday's matchup seems destined to be a shootout.
The Bills made a notable change to their gameplan when these teams first met in Week 6, though.
For a Bills offense that ranked No. 3 in passing yards per game (288.8) this season, it's weird to see the team adopt such a high run rate. Buffalo wasn't incredibly impressive on the ground in 2020, ranking in the bottom half of the league in yards as they flip-flopped between Zack Moss and Devin Singletary as the team's lead back.
Buffalo's play-style change also didn't help them beat the Chiefs, with Kansas City prevailing 26-17 in Week 6. Perhaps, though, a run-heavy approach was adopted to slow down the Chiefs' deadly offense. Buffalo was able to keep KC just below their season scoring average of 29.1 points per game in their previous meeting.
Now admittedly, this game included some terrible weather, which changed up both team's approaches. The Kansas City weather forecast for Sunday is looking ugly, however, which means the Bills may be forced to take a similar approach in the AFC Championship.
Kansas City is currently a 3-point favorite in the AFC Championship Game, per FanDuel Sportsbook, although Patrick Mahomes' status is still in question.
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