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Bills vs. Chiefs: Facing The NFL's Worst Run Defense

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BALTIMORE MD - OCTOBER 24:  Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24 2010 in Baltimore Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Bills 37-34. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE MD - OCTOBER 24: Ray Rice #27 of the Baltimore Ravens runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium on October 24 2010 in Baltimore Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Bills 37-34. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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The last two weeks the Kansas City Chiefs have played some pretty poor pass defenses. Houston's was the worst in the league at the time and Jacksonville was among the bottom third as well. The Buffalo Bills are ninth in that department right now. They're also first in having the least amount pass attempted against them. That's because....

...The run defense is not very good. Statistically they're 32nd, last in the NFL. So people are just running on them and some of their pass defense numbers are a reflection of that. Admittedly I haven't watched many Buffalo games this year, but Brian Galliford from Buffalo Rumblings has.

So Buffalo has one goal on defense: stop the run. What can the Chiefs offense expect?

"[The Chiefs] can expect gigantic running lanes and a group of front seven defenders that is severely lacking in the athleticism department. Buffalo "showed improvement" in the run game in Baltimore by allowing 5.2 yards per carry to Ray Rice and Willis McGahee," Galliford tells us.

"The Chiefs will have no problem running the ball up the middle, but if they're smart in setting it up, they will absolutely dominate the Bills on runs to the outside. It's basically a foregone conclusion that Charles will have a lengthy score, because this run defense is that bad."

The Chiefs like the running ball between the tackles. They're sixth in the NFL in "up the gut" rush attempts and fifth in yardage on those plays with over five yards a clip.