Week 1 - Chiefs 14 vs Bills 12

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  1. KcKilla

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    Rhythm was the theme of the day at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City - or that is to say the lack of it.

    But expectations where high in KC on this windy rainy day, and the Chiefs came out firing, with Matt Cassel connecting on 4 straight passes pushing into Buffalo territory before the drive was cut short. Buffalo defensive back Leodis McKelvin made a great play on a well thrown ball intended for newly signed Chief Steve Breaston, intercepting the pass for a 5 yard return to the Buffalo 35.

    Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills offense picked up right where they left off last year, marching right downfield to the shadow of KC's endzone before the Chiefs defense stiffened and forced a Ryan Lindell field goal to give the Bills an early 3-0 lead.

    But Matt Cassel and the Chefs offense had some culinary magic of their own and cooked up a 9 play, 82 yard drive that saw Cassel throw 6 straight completions to 4 different receivers, with a dash of Jamaal Charles sprinkled in for flavor. Charles capped the drive with a TD catch on a short swing pass.

    The Chiefs would score again in the 2nd on a 12 yard run by Charles. This is pretty much when the music stopped and apparently, there where no chairs. Despite both teams moving the ball well, the Bills would not get back on the board until the 3rd quarter, with another Lindell FG making the score 14-6 Chiefs.

    Both offenses would stagnate until the Bills found some weaknesses in what seemed to be a tiring Chief defense, capping their drive with a 4 yard TD pass from Fitzpatrick to Stevie Johnson to make it 14-12 Chiefs with just under 3 minutes to go in the game. It looked as if Fred Jackson would score easily on the 2 point conversion but Chiefs MLB Javon Belcher made what could have been a game saving tackle, stopping Jackson mere inches short.

    It was a terrifying moment for Chiefs fans as they watched an offense that had been stale for most of the second half attempt to put away a game that seemed to be slipping right through their grasps. But there would be no heartbreak today as the Chiefs where able to kill the clock and Buffalos chances for a potential game winning FG.

    It wasn't pretty in KC but just like in 31 other cities a win is a win and the Chiefs will head into the Motor City 1-0 to take on the 1-0 high-flying Detroit Lions, who many experts have pegged as being playoff bound for the first time since written records where kept on something other than stone tablets.
     

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