Bills Chances to Beat the Chiefs on Sunday Just Went Way Up
Before the month of September, if you asked most people, they would have told you that the toughest part of the Bills schedule was the first eight weeks and that the AFC will be loaded with terrific teams.
While the first part of the Bills 2022 regular season has been so far the toughest part of it, it's not as daunting as first thought and the conference is not as good as we originally imagined it would be.
The Bills are 4-1 and so are their non-division rival, the Kansas City Chiefs, as both teams sit tied for the top seed in the AFC and will face one another at Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday for the 4:25 pm CBS timeslot.
The Bills are the healthiest they have been since before their week 2 game against the Tennessee Titans and will likely get Jordan Poyer, Tremaine Edmunds, Dawson Knox and Isaiah McKenzie for Sunday; none were listed on the injury report.
On Friday, however, we learned that the Chiefs secondary, which was already the weak spot of the team would be severely shorthanded against the Bills passing game.
The Chiefs ruled out cornerbacks Bryan Cook and Rashad Fenton, while head coach Andy Reid said that there's a good chance they rest rookie corner Trent McDuffie one more week.
That means they will start two rookies at cornerback against the Bills high-octane passing offense on Sunday.
4th round pick Joshua Williams and 7th round pick Jaylen Watson; they will be in charge of covering Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis.
The Bills should take advantage of the Chiefs secondary and will likely try and create wedges and backs helping against the Kansas City front four, which is the strong point of the degense.
The Bills will also start third-year cornerback Dane Jackson and rookie Kaiir Elam, with Christian Benford back in the lineup as well. Taron Johnson will be the nickel cornerback, as usual.
The Chiefs no longer have Tyreek Hill and teams have done a decent job at blanketing tight end Travis Kelce, although the Raiders success in that regard this past Monday was negated with the four touchdowns on just 27 receiving yards.
The Bills are 3.5-point favorites heading into Arrowhead Stadium.