The Kansas City Chiefs fifth win of the season wasn't easy. It was nerve-wracking, tough to watch at times and unbelievable at other times.
"They could have put 500 yards up on us but at the end of the day we're looking at that win column," Chiefs DE Shaun Smith said after the game.
Indeed the Chiefs walked away with a wild victory but a victory nonetheless. The 13-10 final score doesn't tell all the story lines that are coming out of this game against the Buffalo Bills.
"My first overtime. It was pretty crazy," Eric Berry told us after the game with a sigh of relief after the Chiefs pulled it out.
I can't remember a game like this since I've been a Kansas City Chiefs fan. G Brian Waters tells us after the game it reminded him of that helmet-throwing game against Cleveland a few years ago.
"I've been involved in games like that," Chiefs RB Thomas Jones said. "Last year when we were in New York we played Buffalo and lost in overtime so for me it was like deja vu."
"We went into overtime," Tony Moeaki said. "A couple missed field goals. Your emotions are up and down but as long as you stay focused on the situation at hand, good things will happen."
Moeaki sums it up. I know we hear things like that often but the "never give up" sort of line rings even truer today as the Chiefs faced a certain loss at a couple of points in the game. But, like they've been doing this season, they found a way to pull it out.
The mood in the locker room was cautious excitement. The players are always happy after a win but I think they know they used up one of their nine lives today. There were kudos given to Buffalo from nearly every player as well as nice words for the Chiefs offensive line and running backs, who topped 200 yards on the ground for the third straight game.
A win is a win no matter how ugly it is.