The Chiefs’ main quarterback was injured during the game against Cleveland, so backup Chad Hanny had a chance to prove himself. The 35-year-old point guard did not impress, but did not spoil the picture. Moreover, in the ending helped the team to get the first down at the most crucial moment. Kansas won 22:17 and went to the main game of the conference. It could not have done without hassle, with Mahomes it would have been much easier, but no one is immune from force majeure either.
If in the first half of the championship the Bills were a cheerful team with a crazy attack, but not the strongest defense, then towards the end of the regular season they also improved the game of the defensive brigade. The trend was reflected in the playoffs. In the divisional round, Buffalo conceded only 3 points from Baltimore, beating Lamar Jackson and by 17: 3. Although “Buffalo” allowed the opponent to gain 150 yards on the stem, it was strong at the decisive moments – only 7 out of 17 third downs, and 0 out of 2 fourths.