So this was a definitely a nail biting experience on Sunday at Orchard Park, stadium to the 3-6 Buffalo Bills. This was definitely a game of Kansas City defense versus the Buffalo offense. There wasn’t much offense coming from the Chiefs, yet the outcome of the game was still a Chiefs win. Many people are stunned when they look at the total yards that the Chiefs were able to pull a win out.
The Kansas City Chiefs had a terrible 210 total yards of offense. A low 95 yards rushing from a dominant rushing team and 115 yards with the passing game. Those numbers definitely are not impressive and do not reflect the final score of this contest. Compared to Buffalo’s season high 470 yards of offense for the day with 229 from passing and whopping 241 from rushing. If just glancing at the stats most would swear the Bills pulled this game out and dominated the perfect Kansas City Chiefs.
Like most, I am saying a win is a win, no matter how bad we look getting it. Thanks to the dominant defense scoring 14 points on an interception and a fumble recovery and another interception that the offense was able to get 3 out of the Chiefs squeaked by and remain perfect with a 9-0 record at the break. There were some big plays for the Chiefs defense even considering how many yards they allowed Jeff Tuel and CJ Spiller to rack up on them. The defense remained strong and did what they do best, caused turnovers and put points on the board.
Let’s recap some of the plays from this ugly Chiefs win.
Wide receiver Robert Woods and running back CJ Spiller starts off the scoring drive with an 18 yard pass and two runs for 10 yards before Jeff Tuel takes to the air. Tuel throws a bomb right over the head of Marcus Cooper and Kendrick Lewis to Marquise Goodwin for a 59 yard touchdown. I watched in horror as the free safety, Lewis, is so out of position that is got beat by at least two yards. The drive was 6 plays for 88 yards with 2:10 possession for the touchdown.
Buffalo 7 – Kansas City 0
The first possession of the second quarter for the Chiefs was a 3 and out. Once the Bills took over Tuel threw a pass long intended for his tight end that feel right into the hands of Kendrick Lewis. The Chiefs did well going down the field and got to the Bills 11 yard line. The Bills defense held against the Chiefs and Ryan Succop got us on the board with a 27 yard field goal. The scoring drive was 14 plays for 71 yards with 5:43 of possession and a field goal.
Buffalo 7 – Kansas City 3
CJ Spiller broke loose for a 29 yard run and a pass to WR Stevie Johnson to get into the Chiefs 10 yard line with two minutes left in the half. Marcus Copper stepped up for the Chiefs and broke up a throw to the back of the end zone forcing the Bills to kick a field goal. 14 plays and 71 yards with 5:43 possession time on the drive for the field goal.
Buffalo 10 – Kansas City 3
Unfortunately, the last drive of the second half for the Chiefs will be burned in my mind for a long time. Two Bills secondary players collided and left Dexter McCluster all alone for a wide open pass. Alex Smith delivered the ball beautifully but McCluster got what I call “Hungary Eyes” and took his eyes off the ball before he caught it. He ended up dropping the pass which was a sure fire touchdown with no one to touch him. This ends the first half of play.
Buffalo 10 – Kansas City 3
Spiller starts off the drive for the Bills with an impressive 61 yard run and the Bills pounded the Chiefs defense with several more runs getting them again inside the Chiefs 10 yard line. On the Bills 3rd and goal play Sean Smith blew his coverage by running into another player and just happen to be in the right spot for Tuel to toss him an easy pick 6. Smith ran the ball 100 yards for the Chiefs touchdown and Ryan Succop tied the game with the extra point.
Buffalo 10 – Kansas City 10
The Bills go for it on 4th down to try and make the first down marker but get stuffed by the Chiefs defense and turn the ball over on downs.
Alex Smith connected with TE Anthony Fasano for 20 yards and Jamaal Charles ran for another 12 before the drive stalled and Ryan Succop kicked a 41 yard field goal to give the Chiefs their first lead of the game.
Buffalo 10 – Kansas City 13
The Bills moved the ball easily once again after regaining possession before an incomplete pass on 3rd and 8 brought in the kicker for a 30 yard field goal to tie it up again.
Buffalo 13 – Kansas City 13
Tuel hits WR T.J. Graham with room to run until Marcus Cooper forced a fumble which was picked up by LB Tamba Hali and waltzed into the end zone for a defensive touchdown on his 30th birthday. Heck of a birthday present if you ask me.
Buffalo 13 – Kansas City 20
After another punt by the Bills the Chiefs offense moved down the field trying to eat up as much clock as possible before ending the drive with a 39 yard field goal by Ryan Succop making it a two possession game in favor of the Chiefs. The drive took 7 plays for 32 yards and 4:16 of possession for the field goal.
Buffalo 13 – Kansas City 23
END OF GAME
Final score: Buffalo Bills 13 – Kansas City Chiefs 23
The Kansas City Chiefs are now 9 – 0 for the first time since 2003 and the second time in franchise history. I think we have the real deal here with this team. It looks as though the offense needs to step up some and put some points on the board considering the defenses had 14 points to the offenses 9.