In a game delayed by an hour and a half by lightning, the Bills sent a message to the league.

Kansas City Chiefs (2-3) – Buffalo Bills (4-1) : 20-38

They can’t hide anymore! If we wrote before this meeting that the AFC was looking for its boss, the American conference has certainly found him. After an almost perfect match on both sides of the field, the Bills brought down their tormentor from last year. Especially Buffalo impressed at Arrowhead Stadium by clearly dominating a direct competitor.

And even when lightning struck, forcing players to stay in the locker room 90 more minutes at half-time, Sean McDermott’s men were not disturbed, picking up where they left off. In their distance duel, Josh Allen (15/26, 315 yards and 3 TDs + 11 races, 59 yards and 1 TD) was better than Patrick Mahomes (33/54, 272 yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs + 8 races and 61 yards) by leaving its mark on this founding success for Buffalo.

The Bills are inspired by the Ravens

To beat Kansas City in its own compound, you have to be on top on both sides of the court. The Bills know this and are quick to make it clear that they certainly have the most complete team in the conference. In defense first where they sport before this match the best squad in the league statistically (11 points conceded per match). In this first half, they cash in a little more (13), but it is almost an achievement against the Chiefs who score more than 33 per game. The backfield holds up against Tyreek Hill (7 receptions for 63 yards) and Travis Kelce (6 receptions, 57 yards and 1 TD) and others, while the front seven makes Patrick Mahomes uncomfortable in his pocket. The 2019 MVP will only succeed 61% of his passes in this meeting.

Better, this squad even succeeds a few strokes by causing a fumble by Byron Pringle on a kick off return and stopping the locals on a fourth attempt. Result, the squad usually so explosive Andy Reid must be content with two field goals and a single touchdown, a 5-yard pass from Mahomes to Pringle, during the first thirty minutes. Conversely, Josh Allen already has the pace and the gap is widening.

The quarterback and the Bills are initially freely inspired by the Baltimore playbook with well-felt races from their pitcher (59 yards gained on the ground for him). It is besides him who marks the first points of his team on a race of 9 yards (3-7). And even in a sometimes torrential rain, he will not hesitate to try passes. And what passes! One of them crosses 35 yards to reach Emmanuel Sanders and send him into the in-goal. Another allows a 53-yard connection with his new best friend, Dawson Knox (3 receptions, 117 yards and 1 TD). And even if at halftime, the Bills did the hardest (13-24), they will not be content to manage.

Buffalo favorite now?

After the locker room, and after the storm, the defense will go up a notch on the Buffalo side. She knows the (only?) Weakness of this Chiefs attack and will profit from it as much as possible: the loss of balls. Buffalo will add three to its total in the second half. A superbly diverted pass then captured by Greg Rousseau, a fumble from Patrick Mahomes covered by Tre’Davious White and above all an interception returned for a touchdown from Micah Hyde. The stars of this squad are out. In the second half, hampered by the weather, the Chiefs will do even worse than in the first two quarters. A single touchdown on a pass from a yard from Mahomes to Kelce and only 7 small points in 30 minutes.

Josh Allen leaves the light to his defense at the end of the game, but that does not prevent him from leading an 85-yard drive for more than 7 minutes which he concludes with an 8-yard pass full of class to Emmanuel Sanders (3 receptions, 54 yards and 2 TDs). And even when the pitcher is too greedy and gets intercepted, the referees save him by penalizing Frank Clark for a brutality on the quarterback … not very brutal. Even so, the former Wyoming will have flown over this game. His team finished with 38 points scored and a high-level performance.

We already knew it, but they officially confirm it: it will really be necessary to count on the Bills for the final victory this season. Side Chiefs, the evils are known and they are recurring. The defense has never taken less than 29 points since the start of the season and the attack, despite its talent, has lost too many balls. What if for once the Chiefs had become the underdogs of this conference, leaving their place of favorites to Buffalo now?

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