KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: Defenders Aaron Williams #23 and Nick Barnett #50 of the Buffalo Bills tackle running back Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs after making a catch during the second quarter on September 11, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Bills beat the Chiefs 41-7.(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)
The headline on BuffaloBills.com says it all: "Bills Embarrass Chiefs At Arrowhead" There's really no need for a recap after that. That headline describes it perfectly.
Actually, you can remove the word seemingly. Chiefs head coach Todd Haley admitted after the game that his team simply wasn't prepared to play the Bills.
The Bills, on the other hand, were completely prepared for the Chiefs, as LB Nick Barnett said after the game, according to the Bills official site.
"We prepared for what they do the best, when they run the backs out the field, those run and shoot draws," Barnett said. "A lot of their game relies on that and we prepared to stop those plays and let our DBs play and they played well."
Haley agreed but in less words: "The Buffalo Bills were better prepared today than the Kansas City Chiefs."
Apparently, all of the Chiefs game relies on what Barnett said. To me, the game plan, particularly with the pass, was based on dink and dunk passes that resulted in very little for the Chiefs. QB Matt Cassel completed 22 passes, which is a good number, but he only had 119 yards passing for an average of 5.4 yards per pass.
Maybe it was a lack of faith in the offensive line. Maybe it was Cassel. Maybe it was the entire Bills defense. Or maybe it was all of that combined.
"When you play the way that we played," Haley said, "we've got to have a better plan across the board; we need a better game plan offensively, defensively, and special teams because there's not one you can look at and get real excited about."
We're probably not going to do much analysis of this game because, honestly, what it ultimately comes down to is that the Chiefs were just beat at every point in the game. It really is as simple as that.