Emotions are still running high after the Buffalo Bills were eliminated from the playoffs by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 23. The Bills’ 42-36 overtime loss was the most easily one of the most thrilling playoff games in recent memory, and also one of the most heartbreaking.
Those final 13 seconds in regulation, during which Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes led his offense 44 yards down the field, allowing kicker Harrison Butker to drill a game-tying field goal, will haunt this franchise for a while.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said on Tuesday of those final 13 seconds, “I’ll continue to watch it in my mind and in my gut for years.”
As for Bills quarterback Josh Allen, his performance was that of an up-and-coming Hall-of-Famer. He finished on Sunday’s game completing 27-of-37 passes for 329 yards, four touchdowns, and 68 rushing yards. Overall, during the Bills’ two consecutive postseason games, he scored nine touchdowns and zero interceptions, which is a first in NFL history, per The Buffalo News’ Jason Wolf.
One day after the devastating playoff loss, Allen’s girlfriend Brittany Williams, who was in attendance at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, posted a heartfelt tribute to the superstar quarterback.