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Buffalo Bills Links, 1/24: Game Night vs. the Chiefs

Key matchups to watch, game previews and predictions as the Bills face the Chiefs in the AFC title game.

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The Buffalo Bills (15-3) face the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs (15-2) at 6:40 p.m. EST Sunday evening in the AFC Championship game, and today’s edition of the Bills daily links has everything you need to know leading up to kickoff, from breaking down the key matchups, offering up game previews and predictions, providing information on how to watch the game from home, and much more!

Key Matchups to Watch

Bills at Chiefs: Sal’s keys, notes and stats - WGR 550
“The Buffalo Bills are one win away from their first Super Bowl appearance since the 1993 season. To get there, they’ll have to beat the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in their own stadium,” writes Sal Capaccio.

Scouting report: Bills are in a better spot than they were against Chiefs in Week 6 | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Bills slot receiver Cole Beasley, who was shut out last week against the Ravens, faces another tough matchup against Kansas City’s L’Jarius Sneed,” writes Jay Skurski.

Bills vs. Chiefs: Buffalo’s 5 most important players vs. KC in AFC title game -
Bills and Chiefs play Sunday night with the winner earning a spot in Super Bowl.

Here are the keys to a Bills win vs. the Chiefs - Democrat & Chronicle
What Buffalo needs to do to advance to the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1993 season.

Four matchups to watch: Bills at Chiefs for AFC championship | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Don’t miss Mark Gaughan’s four matchups to watch when the Buffalo Bills visit the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in the AFC championship game.

Bills-Chiefs: 10 matchups that could decide AFC title game – The Athletic
“Each team’s focus will be on the quarterback, but it will be the individual matchups around them that define the Bills-Chiefs outcome,” writes Joe Buscaglia. (Subscription required).

Can Bills stun Chiefs, world in AFC Championship? (5 things to watch) -
Buffalo is not a heavy underdog, but most experts are picking the Chiefs.

Bills Mailbag: One stat has to change for Bills to beat the Chiefs | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Welcome to the AFC Championship Game edition of the Bills Mailbag, easily the most jam-packed of the season. Let’s get right to it,” writes Jay Skurski.

Previews, Predictions and How to Watch

Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Preview, odds, predictions for AFC Championship game -
Bills travel to Kansas City to play the Chiefs Sunday at 6:40 p.m. EST on CBS.

Bills vs. Chiefs: Key questions, X-factors, predictions – The Athletic
The Bills, the hottest team in the NFL, face the Chiefs, a team with championship experience, in the AFC Championship Game. (Subscription required).

NFL playoffs: Can the Bills punch thier first Super Bowl ticket since 1993 in Kansas City? - Buffalo Bills Blog- ESPN
The Bills will need to slow the Chiefs’ running game better than they did during a Week 6 meeting earlier this season.

7 things to watch for in Bills at Chiefs | AFC Championship game -
The AFC’s top two seeds are ready to clash for a spot in the Super Bowl. Where can the Bills get an edge? Check out Chris Brown’s preview right here.

With his history, pressure is still on Chiefs coach Andy Reid | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
Here is a capsule look at Sunday’s NFL conference championship games.

Bills-Chiefs playoff history counts three lopsided games - Democrat & Chronicle
The Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs have been eyeing each other for 61 years, dating back to their days as original members of the fledgling American Football League.

How to watch Bills at Chiefs in AFC Championship: TV channel, time, live stream information -
The Bills and Chiefs will face off in a matchup with the winner moving on to the Super Bowl on Sunday night.

Bills at Chiefs | How to watch, stream, and listen to the AFC Championship game -
Here are all the details you need to follow Sunday’s game.

WR Kenny Stills, CB Dane Jackson Elevated from Practice Squad

Bills elevate big-play WR from practice squad - Democrat & Chronicle
Kenny Stills is a dangerous deep threat and could play against Kansas City in the AFC Championship game.

Bills elevate Stills, Jackson to active roster - WGR 550
“The Buffalo Bills have elevated wide receiver Kenny Stills and cornerback Dane Jackson from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team announced on Saturday,” writes Sal Capaccio.

Bills elevate WR Kenny Stills and CB Dane Jackson from practice squad | AFC Championship game -
The Bills announced these roster moves on Saturday.

Bills elevate Kenny Stills, Dane Jackson for AFC Championship -
Kenny Stills could be an emergency option for the Bills on Sunday.

Odds and Ends

Bills Today | National spotlight shines on the Bills once again -
Here are three thing to know about the Bills for Sunday, Jan. 24.

Report: Josh Allen’s father was hospitalized this month - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen will attempt to lead his team to victory over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in the AFC Championship, but he’ll have to do it without his father in attendance.

Josh Allen’s dad to miss AFC championship game as he recovers from Covid, pneumonia | Buffalo Bills News | NFL |
“Joel Allen is recovering from the coronavirus and a bout with pneumonia that landed him in the hospital this month, according to the Los Angeles Times,” writes Harry Scull Jr.

Move over, Bills mafia: Josh Allen’s biggest fans hail from small California town - Yahoo!News
Before he became an NFL star, Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen made a name for himself in Firebaugh, Calif., a town very proud of its native son.

Bills fans take over Kansas City airport singing Shout song (Watch) -
Bills fans will take any opportunity to get together to sing the Shout song.

Nantz in ‘awe’ of Bills Mafia, expects team to be in upper echelon of AFC for a long time | Television |
“Tell me anyplace else anywhere you’ve ever heard of a fan base taking care of an opponent’s foundation. That’s like storybook stuff. It is amazing,” said Jim Nantz.

Patriots considered trading for Stefon Diggs prior to blockbuster Vikings-Bills deal -
“The trade that shook up the AFC East and put the missing piece on the Buffalo Bills offense nearly transformed another team in the division,” writes Ian Rapoport.

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Billieve Podcast: AFC Championship Game previews Bufalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs - Buffalo Rumblings
There’s plenty to unpack on the latest episode of Billieve!

Analysis: How the Buffalo Bills should attack the Kansas City Chiefs - Buffalo Rumblings
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Five Buffalo Bills to watch at the Kansas City Chiefs - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills can go to the Super Bowl, but a tough challenge awaits at Arrowhead.

Five Kansas City Chiefs to watch vs. the Buffalo Bills - Buffalo Rumbling
The Chiefs were the only team in the league with more wins than Buffalo this year.

Buffalo Bills opponent preview: Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones - Buffalo Rumblings
What to expect in the interior of the defensive line as the Bills seek the AFC Championship.

Bills vs Chiefs: Five Questions with Arrowhead Pride - Buffalo Rumblings
We preview the AFC Championship Game.

Kansas City Chiefs Sunday injury update: Patrick Mahomes, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Sammy Watkins - Buffalo Rumblings
The Kansas City Chiefs came into this weekend with multiple questionable players and a quarterback fresh off the concussion protocol.

Buffalo Bills fans the only 100 percent confident fan base in SB Nation Reacts polling this week - Buffalo Rumblings
Buffalo Bills fans are 100 percent confident in the direction of the franchise.

Bills vs. Chiefs: A playoff rivalry steeped in AFL and AFC Championship history - Buffalo Rumblings
Some say history never repeats, others say a river runs through it.

Buffalo Bills elevate WR Kenny Stills, CB Dane Jackson to active roster ahead of AFC Championship - Buffalo Rumblings
The Bills are elevating insurance.

The Speed Option: Kansas City Chiefs, round two - Buffalo Rumblings
Much more is on the line this time.

Buffalo Bills fans heading to KC to tailgate, cheer on their team - Buffalo Rumblings

Wingin’ It: Popcorn Chicken & Coconut Buffalo Sauce for the AFC Championship game vs. Kansas City - Buffalo Rumblings
Big-time snacks for a big-time game.