Another week and another big game for the Bills. Buffalo limp into a place that has been a house of horrors for them in the past. Arrowhead Stadium hasn't been kind to Buffalo as they have lost three straight games there dating back to 1986. Couple that with the fact that the Bills are very banged up and that the Chiefs need the win bad, and you have the making of a very tough football game. The Bills come in on a three game winning streak and the Chiefs have lost two in a row. The winner will own an important playoff tiebreaker over the other team. A Bills win may essentially end the Chiefs season. A Kansas City win will move them ahead of the Bills in the wildcard race.
Facts and Figures
The Bills will go into Kansas City very banged up, but everyone has a good chance of playing except for Phil Hansen who remains out with a sprained MCL. The Bills have listed seven players as questionable on the injury report and they have all missed practice time this week but most will play. The Chiefs are in better shape with only a few players nicked up. The one player they may be without is right guard Will Shields.
For complete injury news throughout the week and the Official NFL Injury Report go to our Injury Page.
DBs Ken Irvin and Antoine Winfield vs. WRs Derrick Alexander and Sylvester Morris: This game will be a real test for the Bills defensive backs as a whole. QB Elvis Grbac is having a great year as is Alexander. If Winfield is slowed by his shoulder injury it will put even more pressure on the rest of the defensive backs. If the Bills can't at least hold their own in this battle it can be a long day.
SS Henry Jones and LB Keith Newman vs. TE Tony Gonzalez: Jones is one of the many banged up players. He needs to get healthy quick because Gonzalez is the best tight end in the game and is a big part of the Chiefs Offense. Newman will also be called upon to guard Gonzalez.
WR Eric Moulds vs. DB James Hasty: Moulds should go over 100 yards for the season this week against a weak secondary that is led by the aging Hasty. This is a matchup edge for all the Bills wideouts.
Bills Running Backs vs. MLB Marvcus Patton: The former Bill is a solid run stuffer and whoever carries the load for the Bills this week will need to look out for Patton.
When The Bills Have The Ball: The Chiefs are a poor defensive team, but so were the Bears before last week's game. The Bills will try to attack early to get the crowd out of the game. Look for Rob Johnson to try to stretch the defense to setup the running game.
When The Chiefs Have The Ball: The Chiefs will try to win this game through the air. They have one of the best passing attacks in the league and the Bills secondary is banged up. Even if Antoine Winfield and Donovan Greer both play, they may not be 100% and Elvis Grbac can make the Bills defense pay, unlike his counterpart last week.
Bills Daily Prediction
The Bills have played very well and there is no reason to think that will stop now. The Chiefs have struggled recently and are desperate to turn it around before the season is lost. The other factor in the Chiefs favor is that even if the Bills injured play, they may not be totally efficient. There is a huge difference between the Chiefs offense and the Bears offense last week. The Bills won't be able to win with the reserves this week: Kansas City 30, Buffalo 24
Season Prediction Record: (9-1)
Season Record Against The Spread: (5-5)
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