Bills’ Dion Dawkins excited for home playoff game against Chiefs: ‘Good luck’

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The Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills will square off in the NFL Playoffs for the third time in four years. 

The two teams have produced a few classic games, but Sunday night’s game will be a first for Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes, #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs, looks on from the sideline before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on December 10, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Ryan Kang/Getty Images)

Mahomes will play in his first road playoff game and Kansas City will play for just the second time at Highmark Stadium with Mahomes under center. 


The only other time Mahomes has played on the road at Buffalo was during the 2020 NFL regular season, when fans were not allowed in the stadium due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Buffalo left tackle Dion Dawkins addressed Kansas City having to play in front of “Bills Mafia.” 

“He’s [Mahomes] only been here once? So, he’s never been here. Simple as that. Pat has never been to the Bills stadium in full effect. He has no idea what our fans look like in person. Well, that’s not true. In the home stadium in person. So, the people that don’t always travel,” Dawkins said this week.


Dion Dawkins walks off the field

Dion Dawkins, #73 of the Buffalo Bills, reacts while leaving the field following the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Highmark Stadium on December 17, 2023, in Orchard Park, New York. The Bills won 31-10.  (Rich Barnes/Getty Images)

“I’m excited, because the environment will be different,” Dawkins added. “And not to say it’s in our favor, but stadium is our favor. Stadium is us. That helps us. I don’t care what nobody says. This is the most dopest feeling I’ve ever had. We’re having two back-to-back playoff games [at] home. Come on now, like we get to leave and go eat wings. It’s cool. So good luck.”

The two previous playoff matchups between the two teams both went Kansas City’s way, with the Chiefs winning a thrilling game at Arrowhead Stadium in the 2021 AFC Divisional round. 

Kansas City defeated Buffalo in overtime, scoring on their first possession and not allowing the Bills to touch the football. 

The public outcry was overwhelming, with most upset that the game was decided by a flip of a coin. 

The Bills and Chiefs play in the regular season

The Kansas City Chiefs offense gets set at the line of scrimmage prior to the snap against the Buffalo Bills defense during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on December 10, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Ryan Kang/Getty Images)


In March 2022, NFL owners approved new overtime rules to allow both teams to have possession of the ball. The only way the game ends without both teams getting the ball is through a safety by the receiving team on the opening possession of overtime. 

Buffalo is on a six-game winning streak, including a Week 14 victory over Kansas City during the regular season. 






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