Kansas City Chiefs: What to Expect in Buffalo

Jamaal Charles, Stephon Gilmore

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The 8-0 Kansas City Chiefs should certainly expect the Buffalo Bills to be bringing their A-game this coming Sunday. The Chiefs are 0-6 in Buffalo going back to 1986. So understandably, it’s not their favorite stadium to play in, but they have a chance to hang on to their undefeated status.

Though they won’t be playing at home, the Chiefs have another thing going for them: the Bills, currently with a 3-5 record this season, may not have starting quarterback Thad Lewis at the helm after a rib contusion he sustained during their game against the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday.

What kind of game should fans expect?

For one, Chiefs should expect a sold-out Buffalo crowd, as well as the “white out” the Bills have declared, where their fans are encouraged to wear white to the game to match Buffalo’s white road uniforms.

On offense, the Bills will try to get running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson — assuming they both play — going early on in the game to maximize yardage and the possibility of scoringThe Buffalo defense will likely spend a great deal of time on Sunday seeing how to take Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith down and gauging his favorite throws — the Chiefs’ offensive line will likely have their hands full with the Bills on defense.

The Chiefs should consider being smart with their own offensive throws and ever so careful with the ball, as well as making sure they always know where Spiller and Jackson are when defending. Also, putting pressure on Lewis, or whoever may be filling in for him, will be a major key to this game for Kansas City, and should not be a problem for the NFL‘s No. 5 ranked defense.

This could be another close and very physical game for both teams, and everyone will be watching to see if the Chiefs can remain undefeated.

Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. CST Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

 

Jonathan W. Crowell is a writer and an online sports blogger for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @JW_Crowell, “like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google.


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