Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills are facing a tall task during the Divisional Round. After destroying their AFC East rivals in the New England Patriots during Wild Card weekend, they are now taking their show on the road to face the high-powered Kansas City Chiefs.
This has a chance to be one of the highest-scoring games of the weekend as both teams have explosive offenses that even the best defenses in the league struggle to slow down. That was on full display during Wild Card weekend.
Buffalo put together a perfect game against the Patriots, scoring a touchdown on all seven possessions they had. Kansas City picked apart a very talented Steelers defense, as Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdowns in less than 12 game minutes.
Expect to see points and plenty of them on Sunday evening in Kansas City. There was a ton of points when these teams met in Week 5 when the Bills defeated the Chiefs 38-20.
Kansas City will certainly be looking to change their game plan defensively and find some answers to slow down Josh Allen. Allen was a force in Week 5, throwing for 315 yards and three touchdowns. He was also the team’s leading rusher, totaling 59 yards and another score on the ground.
Some people are wondering whether or not the Chiefs will bring some more pressure against Allen. They will have to be careful about that, as he thrives under pressure. According to PFF, he leads all quarterbacks with 29 touchdowns since 2020 when pressured.
Normally quarterbacks that face pressure sees their performance drop. A good pass rush disrupts most offenses and knocks them off schedule, but not the Bills. Allen seemingly thrives when he sees pressure and takes his game to the next level.
Kansas City would likely find more success dropping into coverage, leaving a spy on him and trying to confuse him. What makes him so dangerous against the blitz is that if you don’t get home, he has the athleticism and running ability to make you pay.
This game is Josh Allen’s chance to quiet his naysayers and cement himself among the elite quarterbacks in the NFL.