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Chiefs Get Huge Boost Before AFC Title Game vs. Bills

Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland celebrates interception off of Jimmy Garoppolo.

MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 02: Bashaud Breeland #21 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after intercepting Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter in Super Bowl LIV at Hard Rock Stadium on February 02, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

On Friday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs received great news about star quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

After leaving last weekend's game against Cleveland, it looked like Mahomes could miss the AFC title game. However, the former NFL MVP told reporters on Friday that he cleared concussion protocol and will be on the field this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

But that's not all the good news Chiefs fans received this weekend. Corner Bashaud Breeland had joined Mahomes in concussion protocol for much of the week.

On Saturday morning, Kansas City announced Breeland cleared the concussion protocol. As a result, he won't have an injury designation heading into the AFC championship game.

It's a massive boost for a Chiefs team that will have its hands full with a potent Buffalo Bills offense.

Kansas City also enters Sunday's game with major questions about the health of several other players. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and wide receiver Sammy Watkins both entered the weekend as "questionable."

The rookie running back is expected to play, but it's unclear if Watkins will be on the field this weekend. Having both back in the starting lineup would give Patrick Mahomes plenty of weapons to work with.

These two teams met earlier this season in Week 6. Kansas City got the better of Buffalo, winning 26-17.

The Chiefs and Bills kick off at 6:40 p.m. ET on CBS.