Another week, and another edition of Four Downs. The only thing is, this is not just another week—as the Buffalo Bills head to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. get all of your updates on Stefon Diggs, my game prediction and more in this week’s edition.
Just a hunch on Stefon Diggs
While I have tried forgetting as much about the AFC Championship game as possible, there are a few lasting images that I keep coming back to for the Bills. Stefon Diggs being held throughout the game (with no flag thrown). Diggs being body-slammed to the ground by Bashaud Breeland (with no flag thrown). Diggs almost getting into a scuffle with multiple Chiefs on the sideline late in the game. And finally, Diggs looking dejected while watching Kansas City celebrate a trip to the Super Bowl.
If you haven’t seen the theme developing here, they all include...Stefon Diggs. It was the most frustrated we have seen him in a Bills uniform, and understandably so. This is why I have a bit of a hunch about Diggs, thinking that he has a monster game on Sunday night. This is not about playcalling or defensive coverages—but Diggs getting some sense of payback for what happened back in January. Call it a bit of a hunch, and I hope I am right come Sunday night.
Weather could be a factor
The most recent forecast shows that thunderstorms could roll into Arrowhead Stadium during the second half on Sunday night. Not that there is much either team can do to plan for the unpredictability of the weather, but it is something worth monitoring heading into kickoff.
Podcast of the Week
One of my favorite Bills podcasts to listen to is appropriately called “Not Another Bills Podcast.” The hosts bring a perfect blend of humor with their breakdowns, and the Sabres update is a can’t-miss segment. If you haven’t caught this show yet, I would encourage you to give them a listen as they recap the victory over the HoustonTexans, and look forward to Sunday night. This is one of my favorite new shows!
Prediction - Bills 35, Chiefs 31
I struggled for a bit with making this prediction, but will take the Bills in a bit of a shootout. Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes lives up to the hype, with both quarterbacks passing for over 350 yards. Stefon Diggs is the offensive star of the game as mentioned above, and the offensive line plays admirably. Matt Milano does end up playing in a limited capacity, while Tremaine Edmunds stars on defense while knocking down multiple passes on Sunday night.