The Buffalo Bills were eliminated in overtime by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, with Patrick Mahomes leading the Chiefs to paydirt on the opening drive of the extra period, without Josh Allen and the Buffalo offense seeing the field.
The victory on the back of Kansas City’s coin-toss victory became a controversial one, with the back-and-forth nature of the end of the game between Allen and Mahomes coming to an abrupt and one-sided halt in overtime.
That led many to suggest that the league’s old overtime rules could use further revamping. Ironically, it had been Kansas City leading that charge. After the Chiefs were eliminated in similar fashion in the 2018 AFC Championship Game, the Chiefs attempted to get the NFL owners to agree to a rule change guaranteeing one possession for each team. That proposal died without even getting to a vote.
Now the Bills being eliminated in similar fashion could get the conversation going once again.