A week after beating the Raiders with a last-second touchdown, the Chiefs found themselves on the losing end of a pretty lackluster game with the Bills. Interceptions and missed field goals proved to be a running theme in their 14-3 loss in Buffalo.
Lawrence Tynes gave Kansas City a 3-0 lead in the first quarter with a 35-yard field goal late in the first quarter, but that was the only time he put the ball through the uprights on Sunday. He later missed attempts from 44 and 43 yards. In the second quarter, his 44-yard miss gave Buffalo the ball at their own 34-yard line. Bills’ quarterback J.P. Losman led them to a seven-play, 66-yard touchdown drive. Losman hit Lee Evans on a 33-yard touchdown pass.
Chiefs quarterback Trent Green struggled on Sunday going 23-for-40 with 220 yards and three interceptions and a fumble that ended a promising drive. The Chiefs led 3-0 in the second quarter had the ball on the Buffalo 27-yard line, when Green was sacked by London Fletcher and coughed up the ball. It was recovered by Jeff Posey at the Bills’ 46 yard line.
Green’s most costly mistake of the day, came on the Chiefs’ first drive of the second half. On third and four from the Kansas City 26, Green was picked off by Rahad Baker at the 45-yard line and returned it to the 27-yard line. Two plays later, Losman hit Evans again on a 29-yard touchdown strike for the final score of the game.
Chiefs’ running back Larry Johnson finished with 132 yards rushing in the loss. The Chiefs improved to 5-4, while the Bills fell to 4-5.