NFL's 22 greatest playoff games: Where does Bills-Chiefs instant classic rank? – USA TODAY

January 26, 2022

The “instant classic” label is being widely tossed about in the wake of Sunday night’s Bills-Chiefs divisional-round playoff game, Kansas City prevailing over Buffalo 42-36 in overtime.
Yet even at a time when society seems more prone to hyperbole, recency bias and instant analysis than ever, it’s fair to tout this contest’s worthiness as a postseason masterpiece. (It is a shame that nicknaming such memorable affairs seems to largely be a stamp from a bygone era.) Regardless, watching such a riveting performance reflexively leads to a desire to contextualize – yes, rank – it with playoff paragons of the past.


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