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Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes, new rivalry of quarterbacks in the NFL

This weekend begins the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, with four interesting duels: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans, San Fr


This weekend begins the Divisional Round of the playoffs, with four interesting duels: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans, San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers, Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers and, the most attractive of all, Buffalo vs. .

This last clash is the most attractive, for facing two of the most talented of the new generation: and Patrick , who are the pillars in their respective franchises and those in charge of exciting their institutions and the fans themselves that Winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy this year is a possibility.

Chosen in the first round of their respective Drafts, Allen and Mahomes represent everything a team looks for in a quarterback: players with a powerful and precise arm, a great ability to deal with pressure and the quickness to get rid of the ball quickly and find open men to gain a good yardage.

They are precisely the protagonists of the new NFL , even compared to vintage quarterbacks like Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, Troy Aikman vs. Steve Young, Joe Montana vs. Dan Marino and even Bart Starr vs. Johnny Unitas.

Allen, in the shadow of Mahomes

Comparing them could be a bit unfair, although the difference in games played is very small. Not only has Mahomes thrown for more yards than Allen, but he has also won a Super Bowl (LIV), was the MVP of that game and also the Most Valuable Player of 2018, while the Bills pitcher only has one Pro Bowl against the four of his rival.

Despite this, the great talent of the University of Wyoming graduate, who has been one of the fundamental pieces in the rise of the Bills in the AFC Eastern Division, which had been dominated by the New England Patriots for the past 20 years.

On the other hand, Mahomes has led Kansas City to three consecutive Championship Finals, in addition to the last two Super Bowls, so he will lead a powerful offense to seek the third in a row.

This will be the fourth time that Mahomes and Allen will face each other, with two wins for the Kansas City quarterback, including one in the AFC Championship Final in 2021 (38-24), but Buffalo won the last matchup (38-20), just when Mahomes and company were on a losing streak, to later get 12 wins in 13 games, 11 of them consecutively.

Talent-wise, they’re both well-sheltered: Allen throws to Stefon Diggs and Dawson Cox, as well as relying on David Singletary’s legs for the running game, while Pat Mahomes has Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce at two. of the two best targets for their passes, plus the backfield benefits from the return of Clyde Edwards Helaire after missing the last three games due to injury.

The pieces are in place for a match that promises to be an aerial war, one in which we will see many points.

A duel that promises emotions

Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes two of the highest paid quarterbacks, they see each other again faces after the 2021 AFC Championship

Josh Allen

Birth May 21, 1996

Place Firebaugh, California

Age 25 years

Height 1.96m

Weight 107kg

Draft 2018

Round 1

Selection 7

University of Wyoming

Team

Contract (USD)

6 years/$258,034,000

Average annual salary $43,005,667

Race

regular season

Matches 61

Ownership 60

Record 39-21

by air

Passes thrown 1,999

Complete Passes 1,245

Yards 14,114

Touchdowns 103

Interceptions 46

QB Rating 91.0

postseason

matches 5

Ownership 5

3-2 record

by air

Passes thrown 191

Complete Passes 122

Yards 1,389

Touchdowns 10

Interceptions 1

QB rating 100.9

patrick mahomes

Birth September 17, 1995

Place Tyler, Texas

Age 26 years

Height 1.91m

Weight 104kg

Draft 2017

Round 1

Selection 10

Texas Tech University

Kansas City Chiefs team

Contract (USD)

10 years/ $450,000,000

Average annual salary $45,000,000

Race

regular season

Matches 63

Ownership 63

50-13 record

by air

Passes thrown 2,345

Complete Passes 1,550

Yards 18,991

Touchdowns 151

Interceptions 37

QB Rating 105.8

postseason

Matches 9

Ownership 9

7-2 record

by air

Passes thrown 340

Complete Passes 221

Yards 2,728

Touchdowns 22

Interceptions 5

QB rating 105.1

Divisional Round Matches and Schedules

Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs

Day: Sunday, January 23

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium

Favorite Kansas City, by 2.5

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans

Day: Saturday January 22

Time 3:30 p.m.

Stadium: Nissan Stadium

Favorite Tennessee, by 3.5

San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers

Day: Saturday January 22

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Stadium: Lambeu Field

Favorite Green Bay, by 5.5

Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Day: Sunday, January 23

Time 14:00 hours

Stadium: Raymond James Stadium

Favorite Tampa Bay, by 3

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