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Bills Rebound Against the Chiefs

C J Spiller celebrates the second of his two touchdowns against the Chiefs (Getty Images)

It was nearly a complete reversal of what happened the week before.  Sunday at Wilson Stadium the Bills had nearly everything go their way in building a big early lead and rolling to a 35 to 17 win over the Kansas City Chief.  The game wasn’t even as close as the score might indicate.  The Bills were dominating, offensively, defensively and on special teams.  A completely different game from when they played so badly against the New York Jets one week ago.

Running back C-J Spiller picked up where he left off against the Jets.  C-J was the only player to perform well against the Jets and he was the star of the game against the Chiefs with 123 yards rushing on 15 carries and a pair of touchdown.  Spiller is an emerging NFL star.  After two games he’s averaging more than 10 yards a carry.

Ryan Fitzpatrick wasn’t sharp, but he didn’t have to be with Spiller taking on most of the load.  Fitz finished with 10 completions on 19 attempts for 178 yards and two touchdowns and no interceptions.  Stevie Johnson caught a 10-yard pass and returned it all the way for a 49-yard touchdown.

And boy did the defense come to play.  The Bills forced three turnovers and sacked Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel five times.  Kyle Williams had two of those sacksThe Bills were up 35-3 midway thru the fourth quarter until the Chiefs put up a couple of meaningless touchdowns to make the score respectable.  But make no mistake, this was the Bills game all the way.

Just as the Jets had against the Bills the week before, Leodis McKelvin returned the favor against the Chiefs with an 88-yard punt return for a touchdown – the second longest in Bills history.  Keith Moody had a 91-yarder in 1977.

So with the Patriots and Jets losing their games and Miami a winner over Oakland, all four teams in the AFC East are tied at 1-1.  The Bills play in Cleveland next Sunday.

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