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Former Buffalo Bills on Championship Sunday

These former Bills are still in the game.

The Buffalo Bills aren’t playing on Championship Sunday this year, but several former members of the franchise are suiting up or on the sidelines.

Kansas City Chiefs

Former Bills Pro Bowl running back LeSean McCoy was second on the Chiefs in rushing in 2019, but didn’t top 500 yards on the ground. His yards per play was back up, but his overall utilization was down. Former first-round pick Sammy Watkins was third on the Chiefs in receptions in 2019, hauling in 52 passes for 673 yards and three scores. Former Bills second-round pick Reggie Ragland started seven games for Kansas City. The linebacker never played a down for Buffalo after suffering a knee injury in his first offseason and being traded following a regime change before his second.

There are connections to the Bills on the Chiefs’ coaching staff, with Bills head coach Sean McDermott working with Chiefs head coach Andy Reid when the pair were together in Philadelphia with the Eagles. None of the Kansas City coaches have worked in Buffalo, though.

Green Bay Packers

There aren’t any Bills connections on the Packers roster.

The Packers do have former Bills on their coaching staff. Former offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett holds the same title in Green Bay after serving in the role under Doug Marrone. Former defensive coordinator Mike Pettine has the same job in Green Bay, too. Both Pettine and Hackett held their same positions on the 2013 Bills.

San Francisco 49ers

Wide receiver Jordan Matthews is on the 49ers roster but has no stats for the year after signing in December. Another former Bills receiver, Marquise Goodwin, is on injured reserve.

Tennessee Titans

The Titans have no former Bills players on their roster that I could find.

On the coaching staff, Todd Downing is their tight-ends coach. He served as Buffalo’s QBs coach in 2014. Rob Moore is the wide-receivers coach for Tennessee and he served the same role in Buffalo from 2013-2014.

The Bills beat the Titans earlier in the season, when Marcus Mariota was still the starting quarterback.