Reactions from wild Chiefs-Bills playoffs overtime shootout
The first three playoff games of the weekend ended with walk-off field goals, yet Sunday night’s matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills outdid them all.
Kansas City went up 33-29 with 1:02 remaining after a wide receiver Tyreek Hill 64-yard touchdown catch-and-run.
The Bills took over the lead 36-33 with 13 second left, but Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes led his squad down the field to reach field-goal range.
Kicker Harrison Butker nailed it, and Kansas City scored a quick touchdown in overtime to win it.
The two sides scored 17 points combined in the final 1:13 of regulation to get to overtime.
The win sent the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game and Twitter into a frenzy.
Best weekend of playoff games in NFL history.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 24, 2022
SCREW THE SUPER BOWL GIVE US BEST OF 3
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) January 24, 2022
This #DivisionalRound weekend summed up: 🤯
— Tyler Drake (@Tdrake4sports) January 24, 2022
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) January 24, 2022
Josh Allen balled out, but Patrick Mahomes had the ball last in OT to get the Chiefs to the AFC championship game! 👏 pic.twitter.com/0EVza6uA4h
— The Ringer (@ringer) January 24, 2022
Legend of Mahomes prevails.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 24, 2022
There were three lead changes and a tie in the final two minutes alone. Mahomes and Bills quarterback Josh Allen combined to gain 707 yards through the air and 137 on the ground.
The Cincinnati Bengals will face the Chiefs next week, and they seemed to enjoy watching Sunday’s action as much as the fans.
Football by far the greatest sport man these games all been nail bitters
— Eli Apple (@EliApple) January 24, 2022
— ⚡️Primetime!!!⚡️ (@Joe_MainMixon) January 24, 2022
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 24, 2022
The excitement did not elude the Arizona Cardinals and their legends.
— Bertrand Berry (@btrain92) January 24, 2022
Nothing like playoff football!!! #BUFvsKC
— Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) January 24, 2022
— Budda Baker (@buddabaker32) January 24, 2022
Baker was referring to Hill’s touchdown dash, in which he reached 20.90 miles per hour, according to Next Gen Stats.
With the win, the Chiefs will host the AFC title game for the fourth straight season.