Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs Predictions
Key Stat: Two heavy favorites in the AFC will make the conference championship
- Kansas City will host the AFC Championship game for the fifth year in a row
- Buffalo will look to get revenge on K.C. from the memorable divisional round game in 2021
- This should be a matchup of the two best passing attacks in football
We are making futures bets for the upcoming 2022 NFL Season. We are at the point where we find out who will get a chance to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl, but first, they need to make the AFC Championship game. We tend to agree that Kansas City is a solid favorite to reach the AFC championship game. The Chiefs lost a big part of their offense when Tyreek Hill left for the Miami Dolphins through free agency. Hill was the Chiefs home-run hitter when they needed an explosive play from their offense, and now he’s gone. The Chiefs did an excellent job of filling in the gap that Hill left. You can’t replace Hill’s type of player, but Kansas City signed two veteran wide receivers in JuJu Smith-Schuster and Marquez Valdez Scantling, who between them should be able to make the production.
There is also a feeling that by losing one really good receiver, but replacing him with two talented receivers, will give Mahomes more options than he has ever had in the passing game. If Mahomes develops a rapport with Scantling and Schuster, the Chiefs passing game could be more dangerous than ever.
The AFC is the toughest conference between the two, and the AFC West should be the toughest division in football, so getting to the AFC Championship game will be no easy task. If the Chiefs can get better production out of their defense, it is easy to see why they are a favorite to reach yet another AFC Championship game. We think Mahomes, Andy Reid, and the rest of the Chiefs organization have another run in them, so we are picking K.C. to make the AFC Championship game
Key Stat: Chiefs should be #1 seed, Bills should be #2 seed
- Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen will battle for MVP honors
- Chiefs will win the AFC West
- Buffalo will win the AFC East
You will see some very familiar faces in the AFC Championship game. We outlined above why we think Kansas City will make it to the AFC Championship game. We think the Buffalo Bills will be the other team making the AFC Championship game based on our predictions. The Bills should be able to improve on last seasons performance and will be one of the best teams in the NFL all season long. Between Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, and Von Miller being added to their defense, Buffalo should be a contender for the #1 seed.
When it comes to who we trust more, it’s tough to go against the Chiefs. Kansas City has so much experience and so many proven players and coaches, that they know what they need to do to make a deep postseason run. The Chiefs defensive performance will be key to their success this season. We know what the offense will be like; even without Hill, it should be a dangerous offensive unit. Can Kansas City improve its pass coverage enough to make it back to the Super Bowl? We think so, as we are predicting the Chiefs to beat the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship game in January.