It was a wild end to the AFC divisional matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills, with the Chiefs ultimately pulling it out with an overtime touchdown from star tight end Travis Kelce.
It wasn’t for a lack of a great attempt from the Bills star quarterback Josh Allen, who lead what most thought was the game-winning touchdown drive capped off with a touchdown to Gabriel Davis, who had himself quite a day as well.
Allen ended the game with 329 passing yards and four passing touchdowns, along with 68 rushing yards. It came down to who had the ball last in this game, and unfortunately for Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, Patrick Mahomes put an end to their Super Bowl hopes.
Mahomes ended the game with a similar stat line to Allen, putting up 378 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air, while adding in a rushing touchdown with 69 rushing yards on the day.
This game was truly the highest level playoff performance that we have seen between two quarterbacks in a very long time. Both teams had the game won multiple times throughout the fourth quarter, and the greatness of both Allen and Mahomes had the fans on the edge of their seat the whole time.
Here are some reactions to the impressive performances between these two quarterbacks.
There were 17 points scored in the final 73 seconds of regulation.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 24, 2022
All we can say is thank you.@PatrickMahomes | @JoshAllenQB pic.twitter.com/quVPmDB5mp
— NFL (@NFL) January 24, 2022
Better get the tables. Josh Allen is amazing.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 24, 2022
That has to be the greatest Qb performance in a loss ever by Josh Allen. He was perfect and lost.
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) January 24, 2022
The only mistake Josh Allen made tonight was calling tails on the coin toss.
— Jeffrey Wright (@JWright929espn) January 24, 2022
The fact that 13 seconds was too much time for Patrick Mahomes is insane. Like it was a joke but it isn’t.
— Big Cat (3-0 in GOTY’s) (@BarstoolBigCat) January 24, 2022
Patrick Mahomes threw for 177 yards after the two minute warning pic.twitter.com/frxsfIhsUx
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 24, 2022
The Chiefs will get to avenge their Week 17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC championship next weekend. We could see another display of great quarterback play there when Joe Burrow comes to Kansas City.