The Buffalo Bills, though it took way longer than it should have, made quite the statement on Sunday night.
Buffalo has solidified itself as a surefire favorite in the AFC.
The Bills, even after a rain delay that lasted more than an hour and cleared out Arrowhead Stadium, rolled past the Kansas City Chiefs 38-20 in dominant fashion.
The win was a much needed one for the Bills, who look like they have the pieces to finally make a meaningful run in the AFC — as they are coming off of three huge wins against some pretty bad teams. A victory over the Chiefs, who’ve been to the Super Bowl two years running now, should alleviate any of those fears.
The Bills, it seems, are for real.
Quarterback Josh Allen and the Bills didn’t waste any time on Sunday night. They came out swinging.
Buffalo jumped up to a big 24-13 before the rain delay while Allen threw a pair of touchdowns and racked up 219 passing yards on just seven completions.
One of those touchdown passes, when Allen found Emmanuel Sanders for a 35-yard score, was an absolute dime.
Yet as the teams went to the locker rooms at halftime, a storm pushed through the Kansas City area and set the game into a weather delay.
PB&J dominates weather delay
With the game halted for just more than an hour, the NBC Sports crew had to find things to talk about to kill the time.
After running through highlights from every single game earlier in the day, which somehow didn’t take enough time, they turned to peanut butter sandwiches.
While it isn’t that crazy — Bills players were apparently upset with the peanut butter-to-jelly ratio on the sandwiches they were given in the locker room — it launched a widespread debate.
Drew Brees asked all of the right questions, because of course he did.
Mahomes matches 2020 INT total as Bills cruise to win
Finally, the second half got underway — and the Bills picked things right back up.
After a bit of a slow start all around, Bills cornerback Micah Hyde picked off a ball tipped by Tyreek Hill and ran it back for a touchdown to put Buffalo up 31-13.
Mahomes threw another one in the quarter, too, after Bills rookie lineman Gregory Rousseau tipped a pass at the line and came down with it.
That interception marked Mahomes’ sixth of the year already — which matches his total number of interceptions throughout the entire 2020 season.
While Mahomes led the Chiefs to the end zone once more, hitting Travis Kelce with a weird little shovel pass at the two yard line, Allen and the Bills struck right back. Allen, after a hurdle and huge 12-yard run, hit Sanders for a nine-yard touchdown to put the game out of reach late in the fourth quarter.
Mahomes finished the night throwing 33-of-54 for 272 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Mahomes led the team in rushing with 61 yards, too and the Chiefs lost Clyde Edwards-Helaire in the third quarter to a leg injury.
Allen, on the other hand, went 15-of-26 for 315 yards with three interceptions. Dawson Knox led the way with 117 receiving yards on just three receptions with a touchdown.
Even though it’s still early, and there’s plenty of time to turn things around, Mahomes and the Chiefs look like they could be in some real trouble. The Bills, on the other hand, are sitting in the fast lane in the AFC.