The Kansas City Chiefs dropped to 0-2 on Sunday after being blown out, 35-17, by the Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs defense was gashed by Ryan Fitzpatrick and C.J. Spiller, and the offense did not get into the end zone until garbage time. Quarterback Matt Cassel hit Dwyane Bowe on the right boundary and the Chiefs wideout took it in for the 33-yard touchdown. But the fourth-quarter score was much too little and way too late, as Kansas City had fallen behind 35-3, making things academic in the third quarter.
It was a discouraging game from start to finish. The offense could not get into the end zone, and the defense struggled to contain the run and stop big-play passes. The special teams also gave up an 88-yard punt return to Leodis McKelvin. Spiller tallied 123 yards on the ground, two touchdowns and an average of 8.2 yards per carry.
Cassel finished the game 23-of-42 for 301 yards, but the offense was forced to try and come back from a three-touchdown halftime deficit by slinging it all over the field. It did not result in points until the final seven minutes of the game. KC had to go away from the run early, and Jamaal Charles finished the game with just three yards on six carries. Peyton Hillis was slightly better, racking up 66 yards on 11 carries. But the big, bruising back had a costly fumble along the goal line during the Chiefs' only scoring chance of the first half.
At 0-2, the Chiefs will now stay out on the road and try to get their first win at the Superdome next week. The Saints are also 0-2, and you can expect them to throw everything at KC next week as they desperately search for their first win.
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