The Chiefs scored two touchdowns in a span of four and a half minutes to overcome a 13-3 deficit for a 17-13 win over the Bills in Buffalo on Sunday. More important was the fact the Bills couldn’t score touchdowns when inside the red zone.
In four trips inside the the Chiefs 20, the Bills had two field goals, a fumble and then a final series of poor play calling to hand the Chiefs their 6th win of the year.
Bryce Brown was on his way into the endzone when he fumbled and the ball rolled out the back for a touchback. The Bill got the ball to start the second half and drove down the field. Brown took a handoff at the 12 and got to the five when the ball was knocked loose by Ron Parker.
After a Chiefs punt, Buffalo drove down the field again, but settled on Dan Carpenter’s second field goal to make it a 13-3 Buffalo lead.
Jamaal Charles scored on a 39-yard touchdown run and after Anthony Sherman recovered a fumble. He punched the ball out of the hands of Bills punt-returner Leodis McKelvin and landed on the loose ball at Buffalo’s 26. That set up Alex Smith’s 8-yard touchdown run with nearly 9 minutes left for a 17-13 lead.
Buffalo drove down to the Chiefs 16 with 4:03 to play and the Bills called four pass plays to the endzone. Each Kyle Orton pass was batted away and the 4th down attempt was almost picked off by Parker when Orton threw behind his receiver.
Chiefs fans need to credit Buffalo offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. The Bills only needed ten yards to get a first and goal and four more chances to punch the ball in for the win, but Hackett stubbornly called on Orton to make throw of at least 25 yards going for the quick six.
Thank you Buffalo!