A lot of people probably were expecting the Chiefs to dominate their Monday evening matchup with the Bills through the air. Instead, Kansas City pounded its way to a 26-17 win.
Kansas City ran the ball 46 times for 245 yards, the most rushing attempts by the Chiefs in Andy Reid’s eight seasons as Kansas City head coach. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was the main man, racking up 26 carries for 161 yards (6.2 yards per carry). Backup running back Darrel Williams added six carries for 26 yards and a touchdown. His 13-yard score on fourth down late in the third quarter gave Kansas City a 20-10 lead.
The Chiefs used their next two possessions to run out the clock. They kicked a pair of field goals to keep Buffalo at bay.
“I want to throw it deep every time . . . But if teams are going to play us like this, we [have] got to show that we can run the football,” said Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who didn’t throw as much as he typically does but was still effective, completing 21 of 26 passes (80.8 percent) for 225 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 10 carries for 36 yards.
Mahomes’ counterpart, Josh Allen, was much less effective, completing 14 of 27 passes (51.9 percent) for 122 yards, two TDs and a late interception with the Bills chasing the game trailing by nine. Allen had his moments, but ultimately he couldn’t find the same consistency as Mahomes as he struggled with accuracy in rainy conditions. Buffalo couldn’t get much going on the ground either, gaining just 84 yards on 23 carries.
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Chiefs vs. Bills score
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7:58 p.m. — FINAL: Chiefs 26, Bills 17.
7:57 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Daniel Sorensen hauls it in with one hand as Allen throws it up for grabs. That should do it.
7:51 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, CHIEFS. Butker hits from 30 yards out and Kansas City leads 26-17 with 1:56 remaining.
7:48 p.m. — TWO-MINUTE WARNING: Chiefs 23, Bills 17. Kansas City has it, fourth and 4 at the Buffalo 12-yard line. Butker can seal it with a field goal here.
7:38 p.m. — Bills nearly recover a fumble, but the call is overturned as Edwards-Helaire’s knee was down before the ball was knocked loose. Kansas City ball, second and 14 on their 31-yard line with 5:20 to play.
7:32 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Allen hits Cole Beasley for an 8-yard TD. Buffalo isn’t done yet, down 23-17 with 6:34 remaining.
7:25 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, CHIEFS. Butker hits from 37 yards out and Kansas City extends its lead to 23-10 with 9:07 left in regulation.
7:18 p.m. — The Bills stall out after a false start penalty turns fourth and 1 into fourth and 6, forcing a punt. The Chiefs get it back, but it’s at their 6-yard line with 14:27 remaining in the fourth quarter.
7:10 p.m. — END OF THIRD QUARTER: Chiefs 20, Bills 10. Buffalo has it, third and 1 at its 34-yard line to start the fourth quarter.
7:04 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, CHIEFS. Darrel Williams punches it in from 13 yards out on fourth and inches, and Kansas City now leads 20-10 with 1:18 left in the third quarter.
6:51 p.m. — Bills can’t go anything either. Chiefs get it back at their 18-yard line, 9:05 remaining in the third quarter.
6:46 p.m. — Chiefs can’t get anything going and have to punt. Bills get the ball at their 13-yard line with 10:29 left in the third quarter.
6:40 p.m. — Kansas City gets the ball to start the second half.
6:26 p.m. — HALFTIME: Chiefs 13, Bills 10. Bass misses a 52-yard field goal attempt as time expires.
6:24 p.m. — FUMBLE. Kelce puts it on the turf and Buffalo gets it back at the KC 49-yard line with six seconds left.
6:19 p.m. — Bills are able to move it to near midfield but stall out and have to punt. Chiefs have it at their 10-yard line with 1:05 remaining in the first half.
6:05 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, CHIEFS. Mahomes finds Kelce again, this time in the back of the end zone on third and long for a 12-yard TD. PAT no good by Harrison Butker, Kanas City leads 13-10, 4:56 remaining in the second quarter.
5:53 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BILLS. Allen rolls out and finds Stefon Diggs just inside the sideline for a 4-yard score. Nice drive by Allen as Buffalo now leads 10-7 with 11:22 left in the first half.
5:42 p.m. — END OF FIRST QUARTER: Chiefs 7, Bills 3. Buffalo has it, second and 5 at the Kansas City 46-yard line to start the second quarter.
5:36 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, CHIEFS. Patrick Mahomes floats it to Travis Kelce, who rumbles forward for the score. Kansas City leads, 7-3 with 3:05 remaining in the first quarter.
5:27 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, BILLS. Buffalo takes the lead on a 48-yard field goal by Tyler Bass, 5:42 left in the first quarter. Better drive from Allen that time, though he had a couple of chances for big plays and missed. Weather seems to be having a negative affect on both QBs on a few occasions.
5:15 p.m. — The Chiefs move the ball to midfield but stall out. Bills get the ball back at their 32-yard line after a nice return by Andre Roberts, 10:09 left in the first quarter.
5:09 p.m. — Three straight incompletions leads to a three and out on the opening possession for Buffalo. Kansas City takes over at its 17-yard line.
5:08 p.m. — The Bills get the ball to start this one and Josh Allen look to lead the Bills to an early scoring drive.
(Updates will begin at 5 p.m. ET)
Chiefs vs. Bills start time
- Kickoff: 5 p.m. ET
- TV channel (national): Fox
- Live stream: Fox Sports app, fuboTV
Bills vs. Chiefs is not a “Monday Night Football” game, and is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. ET. Fox will broadcast the game nationally.
Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be working their second game in as many nights with Erin Andrews on the sidelines. Former NFL vice president of officiating Mike Pereira will serve as the rules analyst.
Chiefs schedule 2020
|1||Sept. 10 (Thursday)||Houston Texans||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|2||Sept. 20||at Los Angeles Chargers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|3||Sept. 28 (Monday)||at Baltimore Ravens||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|4||Oct. 4||New England Patriots||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 11||Las Vegas Raiders||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|6||Oct. 19||at Buffalo Bills||5 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 25||at Denver Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|8||Nov. 1||New York Jets||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|9||Nov. 8||Carolina Panthers||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|11||Nov. 22||at Las Vegas Raiders||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|12||Nov. 29||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|13||Dec. 6||Denver Broncos||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|14||Dec. 13||at Miami Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 20||at New Orleans Saints||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|16||Dec. 27||Atlanta Falcons||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||Jan. 3||Los Angeles Chargers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
Bills schedule 2020
|1||Sept. 13||vs. Jets||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||Sept. 20||at Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|3||Sept. 27||vs. Rams||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 4||at Raiders||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 15||at Titans||7 p.m. ET||CBS|
|6||Oct. 19||vs. Chiefs||5 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 25||at Jets||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|8||Nov. 1||vs. Patriots||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|9||Nov. 8||vs. Seahawks||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||Nov. 15||at Cardinals||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|12||Nov. 29||vs. Chargers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|13||Dec. 7||at 49ers (MNF)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|14||Dec. 13||vs. Steelers (SNF)||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|15||Dec. 19/20||at Broncos||TBD||TBD|
|16||Dec. 28||at Patriots (MNF)||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|17||Jan. 3||vs. Dolphins||1 p.m. ET||CBS|