NFL Power Rankings: Chiefs and Bills make the top 5
The NFC East champions led the NFL in scoring with 530 points and totaled a league-best 34 takeaways. The defense has a pair of All-Pro playmakers in linebacker Micah Parsons (13 sacks) and cornerback Trevon Diggs (11 interceptions).
Quarterback Dak Prescott will be making his fourth postseason start and running back Ezekiel Elliott is playoff tested as well. But Mike McCarthy’s team was a 6-0 vs. the NFC East and 6-5 vs. the rest of the NFL.
Head coach Sean McDermott’s club is in the playoffs for the third straight year and the fourth time in five seasons. But it was an odd year for the talented Bills, who dropped their season opener, won four in a row, dropped five of their eight next games, and closed the year with four consecutive victories.
The club allowed the fewest total yards and points in the NFL. But Josh Allen once again was a little sloppy with the ball, committing a shaky 18 turnovers.
Andy Reid’s team seeks a third straight appearance on Super Sunday. And after a 3-4 start, the Chiefs won nine of their final 11 games and a sixth straight AFC West title. The club is in the playoffs for the sevenths consecutive year, the longest active streak in the league.
But Steve Spagnuolo’s defense slumped a bit in the last four games. But quarterback Patrick Mahomes and much of this roster are battled-tested when it comes to the postseason.