The Bills won’t get the respite from Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes they had hoped for in the AFC Championship game on Sunday 2021.
Mahomes was knocked out of the divisional round by a blow to the head, but he passed the NFL concussion protocol during the week and will start at Arrowhead Stadium. Chad Henne would have been the choice if Mahomes had been left out.
While the Bills held down the Ravens and Lamar Jackson to three points last weekend, their meeting with Mahomes presents a much greater challenge to their quest for the Super Bowl. Kansas City’s offense typically buzzes under its star passer in a way few other teams can match. And while Buffalo is able to move the ball behind Josh Allen, the combination of crowd noise in Kansas City and the pressure of a conference title game is unfamiliar.
The AFC Championship game is the second NFL game on Sunday after the Packers and Buccaneers met earlier in the afternoon.
Sporting News follows live score updates and highlights from Bills against leaders Sunday night. Follow below for the full 2021 AFC Championship match results.
Bills vs Chiefs score
Bills vs. Chiefs Live Updates, AFC Championship Game Highlights
Live updates will begin around 6:40 p.m. ET.
Bills vs Chiefs start time
- Start time: 6:40 p.m. ET
- TV channel (national): CBS
- Direct: CBS All Access | fuboTV
The AFC Championship game is scheduled to start at 6:40 p.m. ET. This is the second of two conference championship games to be played on Sunday, January 24. At kickoff, one of the Super Bowl contenders will already be known. At the end of the game, we will also know the NFC opponent in the big game.
None of these teams have started at this exact time of year, although they are no strangers to night games and should be ready to go on Sunday night.
2021 NFL Playoff Schedule
Sunday January 24
|Buccaneers at Packers
|3:05 p.m. ET
|Bills to Chiefs
|6:40 p.m. ET
Super Bowl 55
Sunday February 7
|AFC Champion vs NFC Champion
|6:30 p.m. ET