NFL Expert Labels Buffalo Bills as ‘Biggest Threat’ to AFC Champions Kansas City Chiefs

Published 04/17/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
Dec 19, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) stiff arms Denver Broncos linebacker A.J. Johnson (45) during the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Troy Babbitt-USA TODAY Sports


Josh Allen-led Buffalo Bills took their game to a whole new level in 2020. The Sean McDermott-coached franchise won the AFC East crown with a 13-3 record. This was their first divisional win since 1996, beating rivals Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots.

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Allen, in particular, elevated his status to one of the top quarterbacks in the league with exceptional displays last season. The 24-year-old threw for 4,600+ yards with 40+ passing TDs (including playoffs) as the Bills made their way to the AFC Championship Game.

Jan 24, 2021; Kansas City, MO, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) is pressured by Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) during the second quarter in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

However, they were beaten by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs by a 38-24 scoreline. But a certain football expert claims the Bills will return with a vengeance when the season starts on September 3, 2021.

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ESPN reporter and NFL insider Field Yates joined Mike Greenberg and co. on the latest segment of Get Up. When asked about potential contenders for the AFC crown this year, Yates replied, “I’m going to go with the Buffalo Bills.”

“I’m not trying to be boring here Greeny obviously they pushed Kansas City at least briefly in the AFC Championship game last year until the Chiefs took off in the second half. But buffalo retained nearly all of its core pieces this offseason, and I know that Josh Allen made this quantum leap.”

“It’s going to be difficult to replicate, but he still has room to grow. He’s only going to enter his fourth season in the NFL Josh Allen’s confidence is sky-high. This Bill’s culture is excellent and going nowhere anytime soon,” Yates said on the show.

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Since joining the Bills in 2018, Allen boasts a 28-15 record as a regular starter. The former University of Wyoming graduate has thrown for 9,707 passing yards with 67 passing TDs during his 3-year spell in the NFL.

Dec 28, 2020; Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) celebrates with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

He formed a strong partnership with experienced wideout Stefon Diggs. GM Brandon Beane also brought in former first-round pick Mitchell Trubisky as a backup to Allen this summer. They will hope to pick up where they left off when the season starts in September.

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