Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be playing the first road playoff game of his career against the Buffalo Bills this weekend, but the Divisional Round matchup will also feature another first for the two-time MVP.
Mahomes has faced the Bills six times in his NFL career, and five of those meetings have come at Arrowhead Stadium. He has only traveled to Buffalo once, and that came in 2020 when no fans were allowed in the building due to the pandemic.
Bills offensive lineman Dion Dawkins is well aware of that fact and made sure to mention it heading into the Sunday evening clash, saying that Mahomes “has never been to the Bills’ stadium in full.”
“The environment will be different and not to say it’s in our favor, but stadium is our favor,” Dawkins said, via Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN. “Stadium is us. That helps us. I don’t care what nobody says. This is the most dopest feeling I’ve ever had. We’re having two back-to-back playoff games home. Come on now, like we get to leave and go eat wings. It’s cool. So good luck.”
Mahomes spoke about playing in Buffalo earlier this week, saying he knows it will be a “hostile” environment.
The Chiefs fell to the Bills at home during the regular season. Mahomes went 25-for-43 with 271 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the loss.
That game marked the first of five straight wins for Buffalo to rally and win the AFC East division in almost improbable fashion. The Bills then won their sixth straight game last weekend when they defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card Round. Meanwhile, the Chiefs beat the Miami Dolphins to advance to the Divisional Round.
We’ll see how Patrick Mahomes handles the Bills Mafia this weekend.