The NFL designated two of their Week 18 contests for Saturday, which gave the Buffalo Bills an exclusive look at the Kansas City Chiefs and their matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders. Buffalo was paying close attention to the one squad threatening their changes at the AFC's No. 1 seed.
On Saturday, Kansas City took care of business and their 31-13 victory officially clinched them this No. 1 spot in the playoffs. Here's how the Bills' pathway to Super Bowl 57 changed as a result.
Buffalo will not receive a first round bye and will instead enter the postseason as either the No. 2 or No. 3 seed. Josh Allen and his squad first need to beat the New England Patriots on Sunday. A win locks up their spot as the No. 2 seed.
If the Bills lose, and the Bengals take care of business against the Baltimore Ravens, then Buffalo slides down to the No. 3 seed.
Although Buffalo is not getting that coveted first round bye, that doesn't necessarily mean a road game in the AFC Championship. With the rule clarification around Buffalo's suspended Week 17 matchup, the Bills need just a win over the Patriots on Sunday to force a neutral site in the AFC Championship, should they play Kansas City.
Not only does a Bills-Chiefs AFC Championship game seem likely because these are the two best teams in the conference, but it sets up an unprecedented event in league history.
Buffalo heads into their Week 18 clash as 8.5-point home favorites, per NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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