Predicting the Buffalo Bills record against the AFC West in 2020
Week 6 vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The second game against the AFC West could get more tricky in a matchup against the reigning league champion Kansas City Chiefs. Thankfully, the Bills will not have to travel during a short week for the Thursday Night Game, but a lot would have to go right for the Bills to come out on top.
First, foremost, and almost without need for mentioning, the Bills defense needs to find a way to slow down Patrick Mahomes. There’s no denying that Mahomes will get his stats this game, but in order to win, the Bills will need to minimize as much as they can. If that means “limiting” him to 275 yards passing and only a touchdown or two, so be it.
A new contributor to the already loaded Kansas City offense is rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, due to the recent news that Damien Williams has decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL Season. This paves a path for rookie Edwards-Helaire to step right in and continue his production from last season with LSU.
Ultimately, the Bills will likely be forced to play keep up with the Chiefs offense. It’s a good thing the Bills picked up Stefon Diggs this offseason to add depth to their pass catching options. The weakest point of the Chiefs defense is their secondary. Their safeties are more than deplorable as a duo, but the Chiefs cornerback position leaves a little more to be desired.
Although the Bills offense has a good chance to put up some points in this matchup, they still have to score more than the other team to win. The Buffalo Bills best chance to win this game is for the defense to slow down the Chiefs offensive attack. It may be easy to say, but it’s another thing to replicate it on the field. The Bills will likely lose this matchup, pushing them to 1-1 against the AFC West in 2020.
Prediction: Loss (1-1)