The Chiefs’ offense was dismal in the first half and appears to be going backward after a 16-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs managed 57 yards of offense in the first half and one first down. Yet, as bad as they looked…Alex Smith missing an open Travis Kelce multiple times, Kareem Hunt looking more like a third round pick than a steal in the draft, and an offensive line that isn’t creating holes or buying much time for Smith…the Chiefs had a chance to win in the final minutes.
However, Tre’Davious White intercepted Smith’s pass with a minute remaining to seal the victory for the Bills. Smith threw for just 199 yards.
“Felt like we were going to bounce back, come back and get back into rhythm on offense,” said Smith. “From the get-go, we didn’t do that.”
Zay Jones had the touchdown reception and Stephen Hauschka kicked three field goals and the Bills defense held Kansas City to 236 yards of total offense. After starting 5-0, the Chiefs have lost 5 of 6.
Smith had a short pass completion that Albert Wilson turned into a catch-and-run 19-yard TD to bring the score to 13-10 early in the third, but Buffalo answered on their next drive with a field goal. Harrison Butker connected from 45 yards late in the first half, giving him a franchise-record 23 straight field-goal conversions. Butker hasn’t missed since his first attempt with Kansas City.