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What Buffalo’s win over Kansas City in Week 14 means for NFL playoff picture in AFC

The Bills went into Arrowhead and took down the Chiefs. We break down what it means for the XFC playoff picture.

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The Buffalo Bills (7-6) went into Arrowhead Stadium this afternoon and downed the Kansas City Chiefs (8-5) 20-17 in their Week 14 showdown. The Bills were able to break the tie with a Tyler Bass field goal inside of two minutes and the Chiefs weren’t able to answer on a frustrating late-drive that left Patrick Mahomes heated.

With the victory, Buffalo was able to get back above .500 and keep its head above water in the AFC playoff picture. If the season ended today, the Bills would be on the outside looking in as the No. 11 seed. However, they are tied with five other teams in the AFC Wild Card picture who have 7-6 records, so they are right in the thick of what should be a wild race throughout the last month of the regular season.

For Kansas City, it has lost three of its last four ballgames and now sits two games behind Baltimore for the No. 1 seed in the AFC and 1.5 games behind Miami for No. 2 in the conference. The Chiefs have been struggling as of late and we’re now staring at the possibility of Mahomes playing his very first road playoff game should the team advance past the Wild Card round. They still hold the lead at the top of the AFC West standings, but should be leery of a Broncos team that is now just one game back in the division.

Buffalo will host Dallas next Sunday while Kansas City will visit New England.