Bills players won’t make too much of win in Kansas City

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In the days leading up to their visit to Arrowhead Stadium, Bills quarterback Josh Allen downplayed the significance of playing the same team they lost to in last season’s AFC Championship Game because it was just a game in Week Five.

The Bills turned in a convincing win on Sunday night, but that didn’t change the message from the team after the game. Safety Jordan Poyer admitted it was a “big road win,” but noted it’s early in the season and focused on areas where the team could improve. Left tackle Dion Dawkins denied that this win was any sweeter because of who was on the other side.

“I would say no, and simply because a win is a win, and it’s just one win,” Dawkins said, via Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. “Just because we beat them doesn’t mean that it’s two, or it’s three. Every win matters, and no matter who is on schedule, every win is a win.”

A win in Week Five won’t be remembered come the end of the season if a team loses its way in the months that follow. There’s little reason to think the Bills are going to do that, but Sunday night was the latest of many signs that the path to the AFC title is going to run through Buffalo this season.

9 responses to “Bills players won’t make too much of win in Kansas City

  1. The Bills crush the Chiefs on their own field and my team barely ekes out a win against the hapless Texans. And our genius GM trades one of the top CBs in the league for a 2023 6th round pick. I may not even be able to watch what the Bills will do to my team

  2. I call BS. Even if it’s not the players, it will be the Florios of the sports media talking about this Bills win throughout the entire offseason, regardless of either teams’ finish, because of the such high-expectations of the Chiefs.

  3. Here we go…Mid season paper champs. All they’re doing is setting themselves up for disappointment down the line. This is a franchise that lost 4 straight SBs in the 90s and got smoked in last year’s AFC title game.

    KCs D is a sieve, too. Nice road win, but let’s pump the brakes crowning an AFC champion in mid October.

  4. “Here we go…Mid season paper champs. All they’re doing is setting themselves up for disappointment down the line. This is a franchise that lost 4 straight SBs in the 90s and got smoked in last year’s AFC title game.”
    ______________________________

    Do you think it’s something in the water?

    Different owner, different QB, different coach, different team. This is a disciplined, talented Bills team that is set up not just for this year, but for a long run.

    Last night WAS a statement. The Bills offseason strategy was almost entirely centered around dethroning KC. The Patriots are irrelevant now – they’re just in that mode of hoping the new QB works out (which it doesn’t quite often).

  5. Didn’t TB6 spend the offseason saying that the Pats were loaded with talent, would run away with the division, and (wait for it)…that Mac Jones was the BEST QB IN THE DIVISION?

    And he’s telling Bills fans not to “set themselves up for disappointment?”

  6. He also said yesterday that the Bills were gonna get stomped and brought back to earth. Now he’s downplaying it and switched again. As usual he was wrong. Again.

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