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Buffalo 38, Kansas City 20
When: 8:20 PM ET, Sunday, October 10, 2021
Where: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Temperature: 71°
Head Official: Carl Cheffers
Attendance: 73389

Josh Allen passed for 315 yards and added 59 yards rushing Sunday as the Buffalo Bills' top-ranked defense stuffed Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 38-20 in soggy Kansas City, Mo.

The victory avenged the Bills' 38-24 loss to the Chiefs in last year's AFC championship game and kept Buffalo (4-1) in charge of the AFC East. Kansas City (2-3) lost its second straight at home and fell into last place in the AFC West.

A line of thunderstorms prompted a 62-minute delay at halftime. Rain persisted in the second half.

Allen connected on 15 of 26 passes, averaging 12.1 yards per attempt while engineering the Bills to an 8.1-yard average per snap. Dawson Knox caught three passes for 117 yards with one touchdown, while Emmanuel Sanders had two TD grabs, including an 8-yarder for a 38-20 margin with 5:51 remaining.

Buffalo's sticky defense provided a TD off a 26-yard interception return by Micah Hyde for a 31-13 third-quarter lead. Greg Rousseau also snagged a pick as the Bills rattled Mahomes, who passed for 272 yards and rushed for 61 but also lost a fumbled snap while going 33 of 54.

Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire left in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury after rushing for 13 yards on seven carries.

The Bills overcame 10 penalties for 103 yards.

Allen carried for a 9-yard touchdown and connected with Sanders and Knox for scores of 35 and 53 yards, respectively, as Buffalo gained early control and led 24-13 at halftime.

The TD bomb to Knox, who slipped wide open behind Chiefs defender Dan Sorensen, came with 1:16 left, two plays after Mahomes and Kansas City failed to convert a fourth down on the Bills' 32.

The Bills averaged 12 yards per snap in the half, with Allen passing for 219 yards and rushing for 41.

Allen drove the Bills into Kansas City territory on each of their five first-half drives. The 24 first-half plays the Bills executed generated 10 first downs and three touchdowns.

The Chiefs' only TD of the half came on a 5-yard strike from Mahomes to Byron Pringle five minutes into the second quarter. A 17-play drive to begin the game netted only a field goal by Harrison Butker, who added a 54-yard boot with two seconds left in the first half.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Buffalo   Kansas City
Josh Allen Player Patrick Mahomes
11 Attempts 8
59 Yards 61
5.4 Avg Yards 7.6
1 Touchdowns 0
22 Long 23
Receiving
Buffalo   Kansas City
Dawson Knox Player Mecole Hardman
3 Receptions 9
117 Yards 76
39.0 Avg Yards 8.4
1 Touchdowns 0
53 Long 26
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Buffalo 436 121 315 5 1 2 2.0 1
Kansas City 392 120 272 2 2 0 0.0 0
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  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Buffalo will play their next game on the road against Tennessee. The Bills have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.