Nov 3, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson (94) and defensive end Mike DeVito (70) tackle Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Chiefs beat the Bills 23-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The Postgame: Chiefs Use Bills Turnovers to Remain Perfect


Score: Chiefs 23, Bills 13

It was over when: KC hit a field goal with 2:18 remaining in the game, giving them a 10 point lead and putting the game out of reach for Buffalo.

Player of the Game: Sean Smith‘s 100-yard interception return for a touchdown was the turning point of the game.

Fun Fact: KC is 9-0 for the second time in their history, first since 2003. But the fun fact is really about the defense. KC became the first team since the 1977 Falcons to hold their first nine opponents under 17 points. Atlanta had a 5-4 record in those games.


1. Turnovers

Kansas City was able to take advantage of the opportunities that were given to them, converting two turnovers for touchdowns and another for a field goal. Without those three plays the Chiefs lose this game.

2. Marcus Cooper

He played the ball and not the receiver, which leads to good things as a cornerback. His play was massive in this game.

3. Red Zone Defense

Buffalo went into the red zone three times and left with two field goals. That was the difference in the game.



1. Offense

Awful, awful, awful play this week from the offense. KC had only 210 yards of offense, and average more yards per rushing attempt (4.1) than they did per passing attempt (4.0). There was almost nothing the Chiefs did well offensively today.

2. Rushing Defense

Scheme? Tired defense? Whatever the reason, Kansas City could not stop the run today. Buffalo average 6.3 yards per carry and were breaking tackles all over the place. A week off should help, but the ability stop the run is a weakness for the Chiefs defense.

3. Alex Smith

19-for-29, 124 yards, no touchdowns, 4.3 yards per pass attempt. Smith could have easily thrown two picks in this game and was missing receivers in just about every direction. The last five weeks for him have been terrible, and he’s going to have to play better if the Chiefs are going to have any shot at beating Denver on the road.


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6 Comments on The Postgame: Chiefs Use Bills Turnovers to Remain Perfect

  1. Stan says:

    Did you watch the game?? It’s always blame Alex. How about the sure TD to Dexter who dropped it. That’s about 40 yards and a TD. Or the 2 that Bowe dropped for first downs. And over all our “OL” is very weak. So go at it Hater!!

  2. Frank says:

    I think we are the worst 9-0 team. Also the best 9-0 team, the 9-0 team with the best stadium, the 9-0 team with the coolest uniforms, oh…. And the ONLY 9-0 team. Bowe’s answer rocks. Let the haters hate.

  3. Mark Bustamante says:

    The drop by RunDMC22 was ALMOST a killer! The CHIEFS FOUND A WAY TO WIN! Great teams find a way to win. No team get to 9-0 without some ugly wins. I don’t care how KC wins!!’ As long as they win I’m happy. GO CHIEFS!!!

  4. Joel Wagler says:

    There are no extra points for pretty wins. They all count the same. Bowe nailed it!

  5. stevekozak says:

    Mr. Nielson, perhaps you could tell us just how many receivers Alex missed “in just about every direction”? I watched the game. I saw 3 horrible throws, and some bad drops……. Did we not win good enough?

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