NFL: Bills-Chiefs AFC Championship Game would be played in Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta would host a potential AFC Championship Game between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, January 29, at 6:30 p.m. ET, the NFL announced today.

NFL clubs approved a resolution last week after the cancellation of the Week 17 Buffalo-Cincinnati game due to the injury to Bills safety Damar Hamlin, which included playing the AFC Championship Game at a neutral site if the participating teams played an unequal number of games and both could have been the number one seed and hosted the game had all AFC clubs played a full 17-game regular season.

According to the league, if Buffalo and Kansas City advance to the AFC title game, it would be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. As part of standard NFL contingency planning, Atlanta was designated a possible backup host site for postseason games prior to the start of the 2022 season and is almost equidistant from both potential participating teams’ cities.

All other potential AFC Championship Game matchups would take place at the home stadium of the higher seed.

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