Kansas City and Buffalo combined to score 25 points in the final two minutes of the fourth inning of their NFL knockouts Sunday night, a wild back-and-forth that sent the game into extra time.
Teams amassed 28 percent of the game’s total yards in just the final two minutes of the fourth quarter and Kansas City’s only overtime, ending with Patrick Mahomes’ winning touchdown pass for Travis Kelce ends.
Here’s how the game played out in the final minutes, a memorable end to a last-second win in the NFL knockouts:
Buffalo 29, Kansas City 26, 1:54 Q4
17 drama, 75 ruler, 7:01 ownership period
Mahomes and Buffalo Midfielder Josh Allen deals touch down all games. When the Bills went 5, Allen led a 17-play, 75-yard hit that ended with his 27-yard touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis. A successful two-point conversion, thanks to a pass from Stefon Diggs, gave Buffalo a three-point lead with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth round.
Kansas City 33, Buffalo 29, 1:02 Q4
Touch down on Kansas City
5 drama, 75 ruler, 0:52 ownership period
Among the weapons that Mahomes wields is said to be the fastest player in the NFL, receiver Tireek Hill. When Hill caught a pass and sped into the end area to touch the ball for 64 yards, Kansas City regained the lead with a 1:02 score.
Buffalo 36, Kansas City 33, 0:13 Q4
6 drama, 75 ruler, 0:49 ownership period
In the ensuing possession, Allen took control, struck in the air, and connected with Davis again for a 19-yard touchdown pass. It was Davis’ fourth touchdown of the night, a playoff record and the Bills looked as if they had won the game with 13 seconds left.
Kansas City 36, Buffalo 36, 0:00 Q4
Kansas City’s on-court goal
3 drama, 44 ruler, 0:13 ownership period
Buffalo booted into the back yard for a counter-attack, giving Mahomes 13 seconds to try to drive down the field. Turns out, 13 seconds was all he needed. He guided Kansas City into the target range for two innings, with Travis Kelce caught from 25 yards Harrison Butker’s 49-yard goal setting forced overtime.
Kansas City 42, Buffalo 36, Finals (OT)
Touch down on Kansas City
8 drama, 75 ruler, 4:15 ownership period
Kansas City won the coin toss and had the ball first in extra time. In Kansas City’s eighth playthrough, Mahomes hits Kelce again for the winning score, taking Kansas City to the AFC Championship match. Allen never got a chance to answer.
It was a perfect ending to a wild playoff weekend where the first three games were decided by last minute goals. It was the first playoff weekend in NFL history to have four games decide the final turn, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
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