The Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs faced off yesterday in what was a battle of field positions. Buffalo was able to move the ball quite well amassing over 400 yards of offense against what was suppose to be a good defense. The Bills defense coming into the game was ranked 26th and was able to hold the Kansas City offense to only 9 points.
Unfortunately, the Buffalo offense scored a total of 27 points yesterday. Too bad that 14 of those points went to the Kansas City defense. Jeff Tuel contributed to the 14 points with a 100 yard pass interception on what looked to be broken coverage on Stevie Johnson. Graham was the intended receiver on the play but if Tuel waited another second, Johnson was wide open in the middle of the end zone.
Scott Chandler seemed to be having an off day as well. He dropped more passes than he caught, which was concerning. Goodwin and Tuel connected for a deep ball and it was encouraging to see the Bills playing the deep ball on more than one occasion. Showing confidence in a undrafted rookie quarterback in his first start is good news for Tuel and the Bills.
Overall, Buffalo did not play terrible. And for another game against an opponent that was suppose to blow the Bills out, they hung in there and made a game of it.
I have said it before and I will say it again, the Bills are one or two players away from really making this team great. One of those players should be back this week, EJ Manuel. Manuel progressed extremely well this past week in practice and if this is the case this week, expect him in the line-up come week 10.
Tuel is a good quarterback and has the skills to be a starter at some point, but it is not right now. He is not a Manuel nor will he ever be, but at this point for a third string, yes I would put Lewis in front of him, Tuel needs to wait for his time and take advantage when he gets it.