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Buffalo Bills Links, 1/20: Bills’ offense has edge in red zone vs. KC defense

Plus, HOF QB Brett Favre thinks this is the first of many AFC title game appearances for Josh Allen.

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we examine how Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley and the Bills’ offense have the edge against Kansas City’s defense in the red zone during Sunday’s AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium.

We also get the latest news on injured CKansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes, hear why Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre thinks this is the first of many conference championship appearances for Allen, discuss what the Bills need to do to advance to their first Super Bowl in 27 years, go to the film to breakdown Taron Johnson’s momentum-changing pick-six vs the Baltimore Ravens, discover how #BillsMafia is doing their part to help local businesses through Josh Norman’s organization, and much more!


Early Thoughts on AFC Championship

Chiefs aim to tighten up in red zone vs. hot Bills’ offense | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“The Buffalo Bills could have an advantage if they can get into the red zone in Sunday’s AFC championship game in Kansas City,” writes Mark Gaughan.

Bills’ winning formula constantly changing - WGR 550
Although we’ve seen the Buffalo Bills win in many different ways this season, if the team can put together a complete effort against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, they will be lifting the Lamar Hunt Trophy and represent the AFC in Super Bowl LV.

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes clears ‘some big steps,’ according to report | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“As is NFL policy, the Chiefs have not said where Mahomes is in the five-step concussion protocol.”

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes clears steps, still in protocol, sources say - ESPN.com
“‘Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, and it’s too early to say that he definitely will play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Buffalo Bills,’ sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.”

Latest on Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes: QB still in protocol, may practice Wednesday, per reports - newyorkupstate.com
The Bills play the Chiefs on Sunday in the AFC title game.

.Brett Favre: Bills’ Josh Allen entering first of many AFC Championship games - newyorkupstate.com
Favre is a big fan of Josh Allen’s game.

Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes are set to put on a throwing clinic - BuffaloBills.com
“NFL Network’s Mike Rob on AFC Championship Game matchup: The Bills can beat the Chiefs without a steady run game.”

Bills’ injury report: Gabriel Davis, Vernon Butler won’t practice Wednesday | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Sean McDermott did not disclose the reason why they will not practice.

Buffalo Bills can justify trading Patrick Mahomes pick by reaching Super Bowl - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
Buffalo turned that 2017 draft deal into three cornerstone players and now finds itself facing Mahomes’s Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.

Bills at Chiefs | Numbers to know + score predictions | AFC Championship Game - BuffaloBills.com
Here’s everything you need to know before the Buffalo Bills take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFC Championship Game of the 2020 NFL season.

What they’re saying | National experts offer these previews for Bills at Chiefs in the AFC Championship game - BuffaloBills.com
What do the Bills need to do in order to advance to Super Bowl LV? Find out what the NFL analysts have to say.

Bills Today | Can any defensive plan limit Patrick Mahomes? - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Chopping Wood: Bills Advance to AFC Championship - BuffaloBills.com
“Bills legends Steve Tasker and Eric Wood break down the game tape of the Bills victory over the Ravens and what they need to do to defeat the Chiefs in this Sunday’s AFC Championship.”

More on offensive coordinator Brian Daboll Staying in Buffalo

Vic Carucci: Bills and their fans can thank Chargers, NFL rules for Brian Daboll likely staying put | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
"Many fans who feared the Bills were about to lose one of the brighter coaching minds they’ve ever had can begin to exhale," writes Vic Carucci.

Brian Daboll wouldn't interview with Eagles until after year - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll drew interest from the Philadelphia Eagles for their head coaching vacancy, but wouldn’t work on the team’s timeline.

Odds and Ends

Bills running back Zack Moss undergoes ankle surgery | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Moss was injured in the fourth quarter of the Bills’ wild-card victory against the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 9,” writes Harry Scull Jr.

Bills signing Jake Kumerow to practice squad, per sources - newyorkupstate.com
“It took a bit longer than three days, but ‘Touchdown Jesus’ will be returning to the Buffalo Bills,” writes Ryan Talbot.

Inside the Bills: Why Carlton Bailey is happy to have some competition for best pick-six in team history | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“On that day, in the same stadium and in the same end zone, the former Bills’ linebacker returned an interception for a touchdown – just as Taron Johnson would do 29 years and four days later,” writes Jay Skurski.

I want Brady - WGR 550
Tom Brady has dominated the Buffalo Bills for 20 years. The Bills got the New England Patriots twice this season, but they haven’t beat Brady yet. When would be a sweeter time to do it than Super Bowl LV?

Josh Allen’s friends recount awkward meal: ‘I know he wants to play Brady in the Super Bowl’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“I remember walking in and just looking over at him watching the game and I could just tell, and he said a couple of times, ‘Man, we should be here,’” Greg Panelli told Jason Wolf.

Alan Pergament: Bills-Ravens rating beats last year’s Super Bowl in Buffalo | Columnists | buffalonews.com
Play-by-play announcer Steve Levy tweeted: “When doing the TV ratings for this one in Buffalo, it’ll just be easier to count how many TVs weren’t on NBC.”

Alan Pergament: After being thrown for loss, WIVB to hit big payday for Bills-Chiefs title game | Television | buffalonews.com
“The postseason is so great for the station that it should shout ‘Go Bills’ as loud as anyone in the Bills Mafia,” Alan Pergament writes.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson thanks Buffalo Bills fans for donations after his charity raises over $400,000 - CBS News
“It’s not the first time the fanbase has proven to be both generous and gracious,” writes Christopher Brito.

Featured on Buffalo Rumblings

All-22 Analysis: Taron Johnson’s pick-6 to send the Buffalo Bills past the Baltimore Ravens, Lamar Jackson - Buffalo Rumblings
Some plays don’t need a whole lot of introduction.

Penalty recap: Ravens at Bills, Divisional Round - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills win in the flag department too.

Buffalo Bills vs. Baltimore Ravens: Rookie review - Buffalo Rumblings
Rookie mistakes don’t hurt much.

Buffalo Bills Mailbag Q&A: Leslie Frazier, defending the Chiefs, Ravens talk - Buffalo Rumblings
We talk about how great the Buffalo Bills’ defense and defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier were on Saturday, look ahead to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and sneak in some Brian Daboll talk, too.

Bills Mafia helping local Buffalo businesses through Josh Norman’s organization, Starz 24 - Buffalo Rumblings
With many strained by the COVID-19 pandemic, fans are donating to help through Josh Norman’s organization.

Bills Mafia helps raise more than $360k for Lamar Jackson’s favorite charity - Buffalo Rumblings
Bills fans continue their charitable ways.