AFC Championship Game Update: Gabriel Davis Out and Kenny Stills in for Bills?

Published 01/24/2021, 2:35 PM EST


The Buffalo Bills are gearing up for their first AFC Championship Game appearance since 1994. Josh Allen and Co. face a tough challenge in the form of the Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs.

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This is their first time hosting the AFC Championship Game on home soil. The Arrowhead is not the ideal stadium to play in for away teams.

Coach Sean McDermott needs his players to rise up to the occasion as they play arguably the ‘biggest’ game of his Bills tenure. But as per recent reports, there is some concern surrounding promising Bills WR Gabriel Davis.

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Multiple NFL outlets are reporting that Gabriel Davis is a ‘major doubt’ for Sunday’s AFC Championship tie in Missouri. Davis has been dealing with an ankle injury that he sustained during last week’s win over the Baltimore Ravens.

Prior to that, Davis had 192 receiving yards and 1 TD to his name in his last 3 NFL outings. The underrated rookie had 599 receiving yards and 7 TDs this season.

Prior to this development, Buffalo had elevated veteran Kenny Stills from the practice squad on Saturday. The former Houston Texans man arrived a month ago as part of the Laremy Tunsil trade.

He is in line to make his first appearance as a Bills player in the all-important AFC Championship Game on Sunday. It’s going to be a trial by fire for Stills if he does make an appearance tonight.

Josh Allen already has WRs Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley at his disposal. Stills will be a welcome addition to the wideout corps. He has previously played for New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins in the NFL.

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Stills was a 5th-round pick at the 2013 NFL draft (144th overall). The 28-year-old former Oklahoma man has the opportunity to silence his doubters and prove he still has it in him.

This is the NFL Playoffs ladies and gentlemen, where legends are made. Kenny could be the next name on that list.

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