There was plenty of reason for Kansas City Chiefs’ fans to be worried on Sunday as the team got off to an incredibly slow start against the Buffalo Bills. However, the defense, as it has done so much this season, bailed out the Chiefs again to keep the undefeated streak alive.
As good as running back Jamaal Charles was running the ball against the Bills, there is no question the player of the game award belongs to the defense. More specifically, the MVP award needs to be shared amongst linebacker Tamba Hali and cornerback Sean Smith.
Smith had the play of the game when he picked off rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel in the end zone and ran it back 100 yards for the touchdown. It was a huge game changer in the third quarter because Buffalo was on the verge of going up two scores. If anything, they would have at least come away with a field goal. It was quite clear the momentum shifted in favor of the Chiefs, which was something they would never return.
Hali had the other play of the game when he scooped up a fumble recovery and returned it 11 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. I have to imagine he is going to change his pre-game routine from here on out after the outstanding performance.
“I usually don’t eat on game day but I ate today for some reason,’’ Hali said, according to ESPN.com. “A bagel and bacon and an omelette [that] I put on the bagel. It was good.”
It has been no secret that Kansas City employs the top defense in the league. Sure, there are two very talented defenses in the NFC West. However, I would put my money on the Chiefs if it came down to it. To see them in action against Buffalo proves just how dangerous they truly are.