Buffalo Bills Defense Leads the Way Against Kansas City
For the fans wondering where the Buffalo Bills defense was for nearly a month, it was finally back Sunday in Kansas City. The Bills held the Chiefs to just one first down and 57 total yards in the first half while the Bills offense was efficient enough to produce a 16-10 victory. And this was against a Chiefs team that began the season 5-0.
Games against Kansas City have often been heartbreakers for the Bills. In the previous three meetings between the two teams the Chiefs came away winners in close games. For a change it was the Bills who were able to hold on when Bills cornerback Tre'Davious White intercepted Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith in the final minute. It was White's second interception of the season.
After being replaced last week at quarterback by Nathan Peterman, Tyrod Taylor was back under center and finished 19 of 29 for 183 yards and a touchdown to Zay Jones with no interceptions. Taylor also ran 9 times for 27 yards.
Stephen Hauschka hit for three field goals, one of them a 56-yarder that tied a season high. That kick also set a team record for most 50-yard field goals in a season.
While ending a 3-game losing streak, the Bills improve to 6-5 on the season and back into a wild card playoff spot in the AFC pending Baltimore's game Monday night.
The Bills play their next three games at home at NewEra Field beginning with next week's first of two meetings in December against the New England Patriots.