KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills fell short in making their first AFC championship game appearance in 27 years with a 38-24 loss to the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Buffalo’s bend-but-don’t-break defense wilted in squandering a 9-0 lead by giving up three touchdowns over the span of 10:04 in the second quarter on Sunday night.
Allen simply couldn’t keep up. He completed 28 of 48 passes for 287 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.
Mahomes finished 29-of-38 passing for 325 yards and three touchdowns.
The Bills fell a win short of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time since their run of four straight appearances — and losses — ended in 1994.