KANSAS CITY, MO – The Buffalo Bills fell to the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Championship Game on Sunday night.
The now Super Bowl bound Chiefs topped the Bills 38-24 during the matchup at Arrow Head Stadium in Kansas City.
Josh Allen played a huge role in getting the Buffalo Bills to their first AFC championship game in 27 years. The third-year starter was the first to acknowledge he needs to be much better for the Bills to take the next step.
“It’s going to fuel us. I have no doubt in my mind that we will be back,” Allen said after the game. “We’re still young, and we’re only going to get better,” he added. “That’s the one thing I take from this. We’re close.”
In a season the Bills (15-4) busted numerous slumps by sweeping the New England Patriots for the first time since 1999, and claimed their first division title in 25 years, Allen and Co. were reminded of how far they still have to go in losing to the defending Super Bowl champions.
Buffalo’s bend-but-don’t-break defense wilted, squandering a 9-0 lead by giving up three touchdowns over the span of 10:04 in the second quarter. And Allen simply couldn’t keep up.
The Chiefs will face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.
The Buccaneers defeated the Green Pay Packers 31-26 earlier in the night.
Tampa Bay will be the first team in NFL history to host the Super Bowl at their home stadium.
This will be Quarterback Tom Brady’s 10th Super Bowl appearance.
Super Bowl LV takes place on February 7 in Tampa Bay, Florida. The game will be broadcast live on CBS.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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