The NFL’s front offices have been incredibly active over the past two weeks, in the aftermath of Damar Hamlin‘s injury affecting the Monday Night Football game between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals.
After that game was canceled, the league offices needed to come up with various decisions about the status of this game, along with how they would proceed with the playoffs.
The league decided that, if the AFC Championship was between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Bills, that the game would be played at a neutral site, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
This morning, we received even more information about this event.
The NFL has advised the Bills and Chiefs to start selling tickets for the potential neutral site AFC Championship game.
Season ticket holders for both teams who opted-in to purchase AFC Championship Game tickets will have first priority beginning at 10 am ET tomorrow.
— Alaina Getzenberg (@agetzenberg) January 17, 2023
The Chiefs and Bills will both be playing this weekend, meaning that they both have the opportunity to advance to the AFC Championship.
Ahead of this, the NFL has told both teams to start selling tickets for this potential game to get ahead of the issue.
If one of these teams loses, all of the ticket sales will be voided, and the game will be played at the higher seed’s home stadium.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium is in Atlanta.
For fans wanting to make the trip, it is an 11-hour drive from Kansas City and a 13-hour drive from Buffalo.
This unprecedented event has put the league offices in an impossible position, but many believe that this is the most equitable solution.
The Bills defeated the Chiefs, 24-20, on October 16.
If they do end up facing off against each other next weekend, who will win?