Despite clouds in the sky, the sunshine arrived before kickoff, pushing the game-time temperature to 36 degrees for the Week 9 matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills.
The Chiefs received the opening kick and were forced to punt, three plays later.
The Buffalo Bills, behind QB Jeff Tuel, moved the ball into Chiefs territory, before the drive stalled, following an incomplete pass from Tuel to Bills TE Scott Chandler.
The Chiefs punted on their second drive.
The Bills put points on the scoreboard after their second offensive drive, beginning with an 18-yard completion to WR Robert Woods, followed by two carries by Bills C.J. Spiller, covering 10 yards. Later on the drive, facing a third-and-nine, Tuel went back to the air, finding WR Marquise Goodwin for a 59-yard score.
Scoring Drive: 6 plays, 88 yards, 2:10, ending with a 59-yard TD pass to Goodwin.
Buffalo 7 Kansas City 0.
Smith found Chiefs WR
Buffalo 7 Kansas City 0.
The Chiefs continued their drive to open the second quarter, but eventually had to punt, giving the ball back to the Bills offense with 11:57 to play in the second quarter.
Jeff Tuel's first pass in the second quarter was picked off by Chiefs safety
Jamaal took the first play of the drive for a run of six yards. Following an incomplete pass to Chiefs WR
Smith went back to the air later, finding Avery for nine yards. On third-and-one, Chiefs RB
Scoring Drive: 10 plays, 32 yards and 4:19, ending with Succop's 27-yard FG.
Buffalo 7 Kansas City 3.
The Bills used a 29-yard run by Spiller and a ten-yard rush by Bills WR Stevie Johnson to get inside the Chiefs 10-yard line at the two-minute warning. Facing a third-and-goal from Kansas City's eight-yard line, Chiefs CB
Scoring Drive: 14 plays, 71 yards, 5:43, ending with a 26-yard FG by Carpenter.
Buffalo 10 Kansas City 3.
When the Chiefs got the ball on the next drive, Alex Smith went to Bowe for 11 yards, then to Avery for eight more yards, before the Chiefs called timeout, with 1:06 to play in the half. Later, staring at a third-and-seven, the screen pass to Charles was stuffed by Bills LB Kiko Alonso, forcing a
Spiller gained two yards on the first play of the Bills next drive, which ended the second quarter.
Buffalo 10 Kansas City 3.
The Bills opened the second half with a 61-yard run by Spiller, followed by three-straight carries by Bills RB Fred Jackson to move inside the Chiefs 10-yard line. On first-and-goal from Kansas City's nine-yard line, Chiefs LB
The Chiefs defense was pressed on the ensuing drive and again held strong, stopping the Bills on a fourth-down conversion attempt.
On the very next Chiefs drive, Smith found TE
Kansas City 13 Buffalo 10.
The Bills offense again moved the ball effectively into Chiefs territory, leading to a third-and-eight, when Tuel's pass to Chandler was incomplete, leading to a 30-yard FG by Carpenter, tying the game at 13-13.
Scoring Drive: 12 plays, 68 yards, 3:37, ending with the 30-yard FG by Carpenter.
Kansas City 13 Buffalo 13.
The score remained the same as the third quarter ended.
The Chiefs were forced to punt on their next drive, when the Bills took over on offense, beginning from their 13-yard line.
On the first play, Spiller was met quickly by Chiefs DL
Kansas City 20 Buffalo 13.
Jeff Tuel led the Bills on their next offensive drive that included another PBU by Cooper and after a third-down incompletion, Buffalo was forced to punt.
The Chiefs offense regained possession of the ball on its 28-yard line, with 10:32 left in the fourth quarter.
Jamaal took the first play for a nine-yard run and the second carry for 12 more yards, followed by two more carries that led to a third-and-six. From the shotgun, Smith dropped back and threw for Bowe, but the pass fell incomplete.
Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt did what he does best, pinning the opposition deep as Chiefs CB
Tuel looked to spark the Bills with a 40-yard throw to Goodwin, but the officials ruled the pass incomplete. Bills head coach Doug Marrone challenged the call, which was upheld.
One Bills incompletion later and the Chiefs offense regained possession with 6:29 to play in the fourth quarter. After a Jamaal Charles run, Smith found Bowe for a first-down completion. Jamaal then took a carry for 10 more yards as the clock continued to tick. Jamaal's next two rushes covered eight yards, leading to a ruled third-and-two. Charles was stopped after one yard, leading to a 39-yard FG attempt by Succop, who split the uprights.
Kansas City 23 Buffalo 13.
Scoring Drive: 7 plays, 32 yards, 4:16, ending with Succop's 39-yard FG.
The Bills trailed by 10 points as the two-minute warning hit. Buffalo moved to the Chiefs side of the field and later called timeout with 1:32 to play in the final period. On a fourth-and-four, Tuel overthrew Stevie Johnson, turning the ball over on downs.
The Chiefs offense milked the clock and walked off the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium with a 23-13 win.
Kansas City is 9-0 for the second time in franchise history (2003).