ORCHARD PARK – The Buffalo Bills have advanced to the AFC Championships for the first time since 1994.
The team punched their ticket with a 17-3 victory over the Baltimore Ravens at Bills Stadium on Saturday night.
Taron Johnson returned an interception 101 yards for a touchdown to give the Bills a 14-point lead in the third quarter while Stefon Diggs became the first Bills player with a receiving touchdown in consecutive playoff games since Thurman Thomas in 1995 and ’96.
The Bills will play for a trip to the Super Bowl on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 6:40 p.m. at home against the Cleveland Browns or on the road against the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs.
The Browns and Chiefs play their Divisional-Round contest this Sunday at 3:05 p.m. on CBS.
The Bills faced the Chiefs during Week 6 of the regular season, a 26-17 Kansas City win.
Buffalo defeated Kansas City in its last appearance in the AFC Championship, a 30-13 victory on Jan. 23, 1994 that clinched a fourth straight Super Bowl berth.
The two teams had two prior playoff meetings dating back to 1967, when the Chiefs defeated the Bills for the AFL title and a berth in Super Bowl I. The Bills beat the Chiefs in the Divisional Round in 1992.
The Bills and Browns have met once in the playoffs, a 34-30 Cleveland victory in the Divisional Round on Jan. 6, 1990.