The No. 2-seeded Buffalo Bills will be at home in the divisional round for the first road playoff game of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ career. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. CBS will have the broadcast. Grab odds from the top NFL betting sites.
The Bills beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-17 in the wild card round. Quarterback Josh Allen had 203 passing yards and three passing touchdowns, and he added 74 rushing yards and another touchdown on the ground. Tight end Dalton Kincaid caught three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown.
The Chiefs, meanwhile, took care of the Miami Dolphins last week in negative-degree weather, winning 26-7. Mahomes threw for 262 yards and one touchdown. Running back Isiah Pacheco had 89 rushing yards and a TD, and wide receiver Rashee Rice caught eight passes for 130 yards and a touchdown.
Buffalo Bills divisional round injury report
Potential key missing players
Tyrel Dodson (shoulder)
Despite the wild card game moving back a day, Dodson could not suit up against the Steelers. In a press conference Tuesday, Dodson was among numerous names Bills head coach Sean McDermott deemed “day by day.”
Baylon Spector (back)
Spector left the game against the Steelers early with a back injury. He and Christian Benford left the game on a play in which Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth appeared to have fumbled near the out-of-bounds mark, but the officials ultimately ruled it a fumble out of bounds.
Christian Benford (knee)
As mentioned above, Benford and Spector left the wild card game early during the “almost fumble” play. Benford went in for the tackle on Freiermuth.
Taron Johnson (head)
Johnson left the wild card game early as well, suffering a concussion. It happened in a relatively routine run play. During it, Johnson was blocked by Steelers offensive tackle Dan Moore Jr., later assisted by tight end Connor Heyward. The impact appeared to happen when Heyward assisted.
Terrel Bernard (ankle)
Bernard received an air cast and left the field of play during Buffalo’s win over the Steelers. X-rays were negative, but the team believes he has an ankle sprain.
Taylor Rapp (calf)
Rapp is also questionable after missing the wild card game. He sealed the Bills’ AFC East title with an interception in Week 18 against the Miami Dolphins.
Gabe Davis (knee)
Dealing with a PCL injury, Davis didn’t play in the wild card round. His status for the divisional round is also questionable.
Sam Martin (hamstring)
On a blocked field goal during the Steelers game, Martin attempted to chase down the ball, but he appeared to grab his hamstring during the sprint to it. He remained in the game, though, making a 40+ yard punt later.