Buffalo Bills send statement to NFL with dominant win over Chiefs

Josh Allen #17 hands off to Zack Moss #20 of the Buffalo Bills during the second half of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Josh Allen #17 hands off to Zack Moss #20 of the Buffalo Bills during the second half of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

With the primetime lights on the Buffalo Bills, they took care of business against the Kansas City Chiefs with a statement victory on Sunday night.

The Buffalo Bills might not want to make a big deal about their 38-20 victory over the Kansas Chiefs on Sunday Night Football but the rest of the league will.

In their first meeting since the AFC Championship Game, Buffalo went to Arrowhead Stadium and showed why they are ready to take over as the top team in the conference.  Giving the Bills coaching staff the credit they deserve, the team had a great game plan that took away everything that makes Kansas City successful.

The Chiefs have been a vulnerable team this season with their defense struggling mightily this season allowing 30 or more points in all but one game where they held the Cleveland Browns to 29 points. Usually, the Chiefs can rely on Patrick Mahomes to make plays but to continuously expect him and the offense to generate 35 or more points isn’t a recipe for success.

On defense, the Bills did their best to limit Tyreek Hill from finding those areas where he can break free for a big play. Travis Kelce couldn’t get much going either which shows just the lack of depth the team has in playmakers beyond their top-two players.

Offensively, the Bills continue to see a breakout season from tight end Dawson Knox who might not get a lot of targets but he still put up 117 yards and a big 53-yard play. In his last four games, Knox has five touchdowns which is a big plus for this offense considering how little production they were getting at the tight end position in the past.

Buffalo Bills not getting overly excited despite statement victory

While they are the talk of the league with their win over Kansas City, Buffalo isn’t letting it get their heads.

"“It’s one game, and we’re not going to try to make this a bigger deal than what it needs to be,” Allen said to the media after the game. “If we lost this game, we wouldn’t have made it a bigger deal than it needed to be. Again, there’s a whole lot of football left in this season, and we’ve got to continue to stack wins.”"

It’s easy for a team to have this mentality considering they didn’t start their season on the right foot. This is really the first team they went up against that had legitimate playoff aspirations.

Buffalo has a great opportunity to go on a run with games against the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets coming after their matchup against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Based on how the rest of the AFC is shaking out, the Los Angele Chargers seem like they are the Bills’ biggest competition followed by the Cleveland Browns.

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