If you're just going by the stats, then Sunday's Week 1 matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs is a pretty season one to figure out. The Chiefs were the best running team in the league last year and the Bills were the worst run defense team in the league last year.
So the Chiefs run all over Buffalo just like they did last year, right?
Maybe not. Buffalo's No. 1 priority since the end of the 2010 season has been adding pieces to the defense to help stop the run. Their first test will come against the league's No. 1 rushing team and one of the best running backs in the game in RB Jamaal Charles.
"It gives us a chance to find out where we're at as a defense to play somebody who was the best in the league," LB Shawne Merriman said, per the Democrat and Chronicle.
The Chiefs had a ton of success rushing on the Bills last year. The final tally was 274 rushing yards as a team and 177 for Charles alone. The problem? The game still went to overtime.
So KC definitely has the ability to rush the ball on Buffalo and I imagine that's a significant part of the game plan but 274 rushing yards doesn't do a whole lot of good if you can only get one touchdown on the board.