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An AFC Instant Classic Is Born

There’s not too much I can add about Sunday night’s instant classic between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs that hasn’t already been said. A game that encapsulates the best of what football has to offer us as fans. The Chiefs required OT to beat the Bills 42-36, punching their ticket to the AFC Championship game. I mentioned it last week, but it bears repeating – it’s a treat to get to watch both these teams play each other and I hope that this is only the most recent installment in an annual fixture for us.

Bills wide receiver Gabriel Davis turned in a transcendent performance on Sunday night. He posted an 8–201-4 receiving line on 10 targets and it’s quite likely that he’s going to start next season as the team’s WR2. WR Emmanuel Sanders is no longer under contract and the team could opt to eat his cap hit ($1.375 million) instead of bringing him back, opening up additional opportunity for Davis. Additionally, the team should look to minimize Cole Beasley’s role next season. Beasley has done well when called upon but has underperformed in recent weeks. His recent 6-60-0 receiving line on eight targets was a serviceable showing, but I do foresee a slight shift in their offensive philosophy. Stefon Diggs’ late-season collapse continues. The star wideout posted an abysmal 3-7-0 receiving line on six targets and only made his presence felt when it came time to stop a streaker on the field. Given Davis’ historical performance, it didn’t matter that the Bills failed to get much out of Diggs, Dawson Knox (2-9-0 on four targets), or any of their…

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