For whatever reason, the Buffalo Bills just seem to have the Kansas City Chiefs’ number.
For the second straight season, the Bills completely dominated their old AFL rivals, delivering a 35-17 beatdown Sunday. The final score doesn’t even really indicate how bad this was – Dwayne Bowe scored a few garbage time TDs for the Chiefs to make the score a bit closer.
The big story from this contest has to be RB C.J. Spiller, who had another incredible game with 123 yards and 2 TDs on just 15 carries. Spiller also hauled in three passes for 47 yards. Spiller is averaging over 10 yards a carry so far this season.
Spiller scored the first two touchdowns for the Bills, first on a nifty 17-yard scamper on a draw play, and then by punching it in from five yards out on a toss.
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick hooked up with TE Scott Chandler for a ten-yard TD later in the second quarter to make it 21-0.
After a Chiefs field goal made it 21-3, the Bills iced the game with two electrifying long touchdowns. First, WR Stevie Johnson caught the ball on a short slant but outran the whole Kansas City defense, turning a short play into a 49-yard TD. Shortly afterwards, Leodis McKelvin took a punt 88 yards to the house to make the score 35-3.
Not much negative to say about this one. Spiller is probably the game’s MVP, but of course a lot of credit has to go to the offensive line as well for opening up some huge holes. They also kept Fitzpatrick from getting sacked for the second consecutive contest.
After a diastrous showing in Week 1, the new and improved Buffalo defense showed up in force this week. The team generated five sacks, with two by Kyle Williams and one each from Marcell Dareus, Kelvin Sheppard, and Alex Carrington. Carrington stripped KC QB Matt Cassel of the ball during the sack, with Mario Williams recovering the fumble.
The pass coverage was also far better today, with the young cornerback duo of Aaron Williams and Stephon Gilmore playing far more physically than we saw in Week 1. Terrence McGee also played a lot today, which was good to see.
All in all, it was great to see the Bills come out and dominate in a game they needed to win. Next week is another must-win contest, as the Bills travel to Cleveland to take on the 0-2 Browns.