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27 has a special meaning for the Buffalo Bills this season

27 has a special meaning for the Buffalo Bills this season
Posted at 4:37 AM, Jan 18, 2021

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — Something magical is happening this season at 1 Bills Drive in Orchard Park.

The Buffalo Bills are set to play in their first AFC Championship game in 27 years this Sunday. And while history has not been kind to the Bills in the playoffs, there's something special about this season's playoff run.

The Buffalo Bills last made the AFC Championship game in 1994, when they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 30-13 in Orchard Park.

27 years and one day later, the Bills look to do the same against the defending Super Bowl Champions in Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs have tons of postseason experience that came with their championship campaign last year, but for many Bills players this is uncharted territory. In fact, 27 players on the team weren't even born for the last AFC Championship game.

If all that isn't weird enough for you, Taron Johnson's 101 yard interception return for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens tied an NFL record. That record was set, you guessed it, 27 years ago.

Taron Johnson's 'franchise-altering play' sends Bills to AFC Championship
Buffalo Bills cornerback Taron Johnson (24) runs back an interception for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Baltimore Ravens Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. The Bills won 17-3. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

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