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Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes face off for the fifth time in their NFL careers on Sunday, live on Sky Sports

The NFL’s success as a brand thrives on a special position like no other sport. Quarterbacks are the headliners, and there are none with more star power right now than Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen.

“It’s a clash of the titans, a preview of the AFC Championship game. That’s what I expect,” former NFL quarterback Chris Simms said on NBC. Professional Football Discussion this week.

“It’s the star game in the sport right now.

“Il [Mahomes] knows who’s coming to town. He knows he’s the only guy who poses a real threat to his throne as the best quarterback in the game right now.”

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Sunday will be the fifth time in the space of two years that the two teams have met, with Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs currently enjoying a 3-1 advantage over Allen’s Bills, including the victory in their last meeting, an epic 42-36 overtime success in the divisional round of the playoffs last season.

An incredible 25 points were scored in the last minute and 54 seconds of regulation alone, as Allen and Mahomes repeatedly (and with some speed) led their teams onto the field and found the end zone to see the head change hands again.

Highlights from the incredible overtime finish of the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills playoff game last year.

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Highlights from the incredible overtime finish of the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills playoff game last year.

Highlights from the incredible overtime finish of the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills playoff game last year.

Allen and the Bills had apparently finally taken the lead for good thanks to his fourth touchdown pass of the day to Gabe Davis with just 13 seconds on the clock. But that, incredibly, proved to be enough time for Mahomes to create an tying field goal opportunity for Kansas City.

The kick was good and eventually the Chiefs emerged victorious in overtime as Mahomes hit Travis Kelce for the winning TD as Allen was unlucky to own the football under the old ‘golden goal’ style overtime rules which have since been modified. for the playoffs.

The Bills, having also seen their Super Bowl dreams shattered by the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game the previous year, went from strength to strength in the offseason, especially at linebacker with the addition of veteran passer Von Miller, fresh off the Vince Lombardi Trophy with the Los Angeles Rams last season.

As such, heading into the 2022 campaign, Buffalo was a frontrunner for many. And the first five weeks of the season did nothing to dispel that notion, with the Bills winning four out of five and boasting the league’s top-ranked total offense (440.4 yards per game) and the passing attack (324.0 YPG). They are also second in scoring (30.4 points per game), trailing only, yes, the Chiefs (31.8).

Watch Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen's best plays of the 2022 season.

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Watch Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s best plays of the 2022 season.

Watch Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen’s best plays of the 2022 season.

That means Buffalo is actually favored by the bookies heading into Sunday’s meeting, with Mahomes and underdog Chiefs at home for, incredibly, the first time in his five-year career as a starting quarterback in the NFL. .

“It’s the kind of thing he’s going to shrug his shoulders about, but you know it’s going to burn him, that he’s not seen as the favorite to win a game at his stadium,” Professional Football Discussion said presenter Mike Florio. “It will give him a little extra boost.

“In public, Mahomes would say ‘I don’t care about that’. But privately he will find a way to use it to motivate himself a bit more for the challenge ahead.”

Watch Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' best plays of the 2022 season.

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Watch Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ best plays of the 2022 season.

Watch Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ best plays of the 2022 season.

The only stain on Buffalo’s record so far this season came in Week 3, a 21-19 loss to the Miami Dolphins in a bizarre game that the stats would tell you they otherwise completely dominated. finishing with 497 total yards to just 212. for Miami.

The Chiefs, meanwhile, are an identical 4-1 record, having also slipped in Week 3, suffering a surprise 20-17 loss to the then-winless Indianapolis Colts. They’ve recovered pretty sharply since, though, putting up 41 points over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a week later before beating the Las Vegas Raiders last Monday night.

Check out the Kansas City Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes best plays as he had a four touchdown game in Week 5 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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Check out the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes best plays as he had a four touchdown game in Week 5 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Check out the Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes best plays as he had a four touchdown game in Week 5 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The stage is now set for another classic showdown between two teams on Sunday – live on Sky Sports NFL starting at 9:25 p.m. – with Allen and Mahomes again in the lead roles. And it certainly won’t be their last epic meeting either – maybe not even this season.

As Allen and the Bills seek to rectify the playoff heartbreak of their previous encounter, is it finally their time? Sky Sports’ resident coach Jeff Reinebold certainly thinks so.

“As my friend Ric Flair says, ‘to be the man, you have to beat the man’. And this must be the moment the Bills beat the man.

“To do it in Kansas City, it won’t be easy – it’s going to be stopped in this stadium – but I really feel like it’s Buffalo’s time now.”

by Reinebold Inside the group Podcast partner, presenter Neil Reynolds, agrees: “The Bills are going up. I actually think this is their year.”

Josh Allen found Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis for an incredible 98-yard touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.

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Josh Allen found Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis for an incredible 98-yard touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.

Josh Allen found Buffalo Bills wide receiver Gabe Davis for an incredible 98-yard touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.

But regardless of the outcome of Sunday’s contest between the two, the future of the NFL is truly in good hands with Allen and Mahomes leading forward a crop of exciting young talent at quarterback who includes, but without limited to, Joe Burrow and last season. The AFC champ, Cincinnati Bengals, Jalen Hurts and undefeated Philadelphia Eagles and Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers.

It’s a blessed relief for the sport, especially as Brady’s two-decade dominance of the NFL finally seems to be coming to an end.

The now 45-year-old has a record seven Super Bowl titles to his name, and while he could still add to that run this season, the expectation is – after retiring in the offseason before to change his mind a few weeks later – that this will indeed be his last trick.

Peyton Manning (L) and Tom Brady (R) had a big rivalry in the early 2000s with the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots

Peyton Manning (L) and Tom Brady (R) had a big rivalry in the early 2000s with the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots

And, at the heart of the relentless success that Brady has enjoyed over the years, it should be noted, was a very big rivalry.

“Mahomes-Allen is like what Peyton Manning and Tom Brady were to the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots back then,” former NFL defensive back Will Blackmon said. sky sports this week.

“Or like in the 1990s, when it was just the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC. It would always be one of those teams that went to the Super Bowl.

Patrick Mahomes came with more magic this season by throwing a touchdown pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire after a 360-degree spinning move against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Patrick Mahomes came with more magic this season by throwing a touchdown pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire after a 360-degree spinning move against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Patrick Mahomes came with more magic this season by throwing a touchdown pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire after a 360-degree spinning move against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“Allen and Mahomes are just two of the craziest and most competitive QBs in the league. They can take charge of a match by themselves.”

The NFL thrives on its dynasties, and every David needs his Goliath to topple him. It now falls to Allen and Mahomes, Bills and Chiefs, to carry the torch into the next decade. Based on the evidence so far, they seem quite capable.

Watch Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs host Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, live on Sky Sports NFL from 9:25 p.m. Sunday.

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