It’s roughly a quarter of the way through the NFL season and Buffalo and Kansas City look like two very different teams.
The Bills are one of, if not the most complete team in football. Behind Sean McDermott and Co., they rank in the top-five in total offense and rank first in defense, having pitched two shutouts and yielding just 11 points per game. They also have seven interceptions, four forced fumbles and 12 sacks through five games, proving their defensive prowess.
Their offensive unit has been equally as good, scoring the second-most points through four week as quarterback Josh Allen is the team’s third-leaeding rusher. Allen has also spread the ball around, with five different players in doubl digits for targets up to now.
Kansas City, meanwhile, has been fine offensively. Like Buffalo, the Chiefs have scored 134 points through four games, but they sit at 2-2 and in last place. Buffalo is 3-1 and atop the AFC East.
The Chiefs’ offense has flowed through Patrick Mahomes, who’s first in passing touchdowns and fifth in yards. But Mahomes has really only targeted Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, with no clear No. 2 or 3 receiver standing out. That’s why they added veteran former All-Pro Josh Gordon to their roster.
Defensively however, the Chiefs have been one of the worst teams, giving up the second most points through four weeks and allowing roughly 438 yards per game.
This is a game with potentially big playoff implications down the line for two teams who were potential Super Bowl favorites. There’s a lot of season left, and this game might be a shootout, but it’s one that seems like a must-win for both teams.
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8:56 p.m.: Buffalo’s punt goes into the end zone for a touchback as nothing comes of the great field position. Kansas City starts at its own 25.
8:53 p.m.: Josh Allen gets called for intentional grounding. Sets up fourth-and-29 for the Bills from their own 47 following the penalty and they punt it away.
8:50 p.m.: On the kick return following the TD, Buffalo forces a fumble of Jeremy Pringle and recovers it. It’s their 12th takeaway of the game and they take over at the Chiefs’ 34.
8:45 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN BUFFALO. Josh Allen gets a 9-yard rushing TD, his first of the game. The Bills ran it six times on that drive, three times by Allen. Buffalo 7, Kansas City 3 with 4:36 left in the first.
8:44 p.m.: It’s first-and-goal as Allen takes off again, this time for 11 yards. Bills inside the 10 yard line.
8:43 p.m.: Allen finds tight end Dawson Knox wide open way down the field and the two connect for 23 yards to the Kansas City 22.
8:42 p.m.: Josh Allen scrambles and takes off for 32 yards on Buffalo’s second play of the game. The Bills are already across midfield.
8:41 p.m.: Buffalo’s first drive of the game starts from the KC 25.
8:37 p.m.: FIELD GOAL KANSAS CITY. Harrison Butker gets the Chiefs on the board with a 38-yard field goal. It caps off a 17-play drive that took 6:29 and it’s Kansas City 3, Buffalo 0.
8:34 p.m.: It’s quickly third-and-12 on the Buffalo 19 for KC but Mahomes’ pass to Tyreek Hill is dropped. Brings up fourth down.
8:31 p.m.: The Chiefs get bailed out yet again on third down as Buffalo draws another penalty on third down, its second so far. First-and-10 from the Bills’ 28 for KC.
8:29 p.m.: Kansas City converts on another third down.
8:26 p.m.: As the pocket collapses, Mahomes looks for new acquistion Josh Gordon. Instead, Mahomes takes off and runs for the first down to cross midfield.
8:25 p.m.: Patrick Mahomes hits Tyreek Hill for 12 yards on third down to march to the Chiefs’ 43 and reset the downs.
8:23 p.m.: The Chiefs start with the ball at their own 25 in this AFC title game rematch.
Bills vs. Chiefs start time
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 10
- Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET | 7:20 p.m. CT
The Bills-Chiefs game will kick off at 8:20 p.m. ET. The game will be at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. As such, the local kickoff time will be 7:20 p.m. ET.
How to watch ‘Sunday Night Football’
The “Sunday Night Football” matchup will feature the usual broadcast team of Al Michaels on play-by-play, Cris Collinsworth providing analysis and Michele Tafoya reporting from the sideline. Terry McAulay will be the rules analyst for the game.
Those tuning in to NBC earlier will catch “Football Night in America,” hosted by Mike Tirico and Maria Taylor, with Tony Dungy, Drew Brees, Chris Simms and Mike Florio in studio to provide analysis with Jac Collinsworth and Rodney Harrison reporting from the field at Arrowhead Stadium.
Sunday Night Football schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9 (Thur.)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Sept. 12||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|2||Sept. 19||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||Sept. 26||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4||Oct. 3||New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6||Oct. 17||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|7||Oct. 24||San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|8||Oct. 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||Nov. 7||Los Angeles Rams vs. Tennessee Titans|
|10||Nov. 14||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||Nov. 21||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12||Nov. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns|
|13||Dec. 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14||Dec. 12||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|15||Dec. 19||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||Dec. 26||Washington Football Team vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|17||Jan. 2||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|