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Billieve Podcast: AFC Championship preview vs. the Chiefs

There’s plenty to unpack on the latest episode of Billieve!

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The second-seed Buffalo Bills (15-3) face the reigning Super Bowl champions and top-seed Kansas City Chiefs (15-2) at 6:40 p.m. EST Sunday evening in the AFC Championship game.

On the latest episode of the Billieve Podcast, hosts John Boccacino and Jamie D’Amico have everything you need to know about this game featuring two young quarterbacks, two aggressive offenses and two opportunistic defenses as the Bills look to advance to Super Bowl LV.

Among the topics covered on the podcast:

  • What’s changed since the first time these two teams met this year, when the Chiefs ran all over the Bills during a 26-17 win in Week 6? A healthy Matt Milano, Tremaine Edmunds and John Brown (among others).
  • The lessons Josh Allen learned from that game, arguably his worst outing of this MVP-caliber season.
  • How strong safety Tyrann Mathieu is deployed as a weapon on defense, and what Kansas City defensive coordinator Steve Spagnulo could do to confuse Allen with plenty of DBs and blitzes?
  • Can the Chiefs have the same success running the ball this time around, against a healthy Milano, who is keying a defense that is much improved from that loss to the Chiefs?
  • How hurt is Patrick Mahomes (toe injury) and how could his injury limit him/the Chiefs offense?
  • The Bills’ front four needs to generate plenty of pressure while once again maintaining gap integrity, just like last week vs. the Ravens.
  • Why Buffalo should not employ a blitz-heavy strategy against Mahomes and why the Bills should want the Chiefs to rely on a run-heavy game plan?
  • Cole Beasley should be in line for a big day against rookie CB L’Jarius Sneed, while Devin Singletary and T.J. Yeldon should be threats out of the backfield.
  • Jon Feliciano and Ike Boettger will be challenged by talented DT Chris Jones.
  • What to do about Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill?
  • Isaiah McKenzie is a secret weapon for the Bills.
  • Score predictions from Boccacino and D’Amico.

Check out the latest Billieve Podcast for our thoughts on the AFC Championship game vs. the Chiefs, then join the conversation by leaving your thoughts and score predictions in the comments section below.

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