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Chiefs-Bills final score: KC's defense scores twice as Chiefs beat Bills, 23-13

The Kansas City Chiefs overcame a miserable first half and held on to beat the Buffalo Bills on Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, 23-13. The Chiefs moved to 9-0 on the season, tying the 2003 Chiefs as the best start in franchise history. The game was highlighted by two defensive scores from the Chiefs -- Sean Smith's 100-yard interception return TD and Tamba Hali's fumble return TD (on his birthday). The Chiefs offense struggled but put together their best drive late in the fourth quarter as they've been known to do. Read on for a recap of the Chiefs 23-13 victory. Make sure you listen to the Amateur Hour post-game podcast at 4 p.m. Arrowhead time.

Chiefs 1st drive: Punt

Bills bring the blitz on third down to stop the Chiefs and force a punt. Kyle Williams was unblocked on the play and hit Alex Smith as he threw to Jamaal Charles.

The Bills returned the punt for a touchdown BUT ... it was an illegal block on the Bills and it came back.

Bills 1st drive: Punt

The Bills are moving very quickly -- up tempo offense with no huddling and quick snaps.

TE Scott Chandler has three touchdowns against the Chiefs in the last two games. He dropped a key third down pass which kept Buffalo out of field goal range and forced them to punt.

Chiefs 2nd drive: Punt

Chiefs had a first down on a pass from Alex to Anthony Fasano but Jeff Allen was called for holding, bringing it back.

Jamaal Charles picked u pa 3rd-and-5 on a pass from Alex. That was his 58th first down this season.

Another offensive lineman called for a penalty (Rodney Hudson, holding) which ends the drive.

Bills 2nd drive: Touchdown (Bills lead, 7-0)

SCORE: Jeff Tuel went deep to Marquise Goodwin for a 59-yard touchdown. Tuel had time and made the throw perfectly.


Chiefs 3rd drive: Punt

Bowe had a catch, his third of the first quarter. And another one a few plays later. Four catches for Bowe early in the second quarter.

Alex throws a deep ball to Fasano, which falls incomplete. But Jairus Byrd his Fasano in the head, which was a penalty. Chiefs pick up another first down.

Alex was hit and fumbled the ball. The Bills had it but fumbled it back and the Chiefs recovered.

On 3rd-and-27, Alex went deep to Bowe, who made the catch but was out of bounds.

Bills 3rd drive: Interception

TURNOVER: On the first play of the drive, Tuel overthrows his receiver and Kendrick Lewis picks it off.

Chiefs 4th drive: Field goal (Bills lead, 7-3)

Chiefs start the drive on the Bills 41-yard line after the interception.

Alex eludes two pass rushers, scrambles to his left and finds D-Bowe on the sideline for a first down.

Anthony Sherman picked up a rd-and-1, putting kC in the red zone. On the next play, a catch by DMC put the Chiefs at the 10-yard line.

SCORE: Ryan Succop's 27-yarder makes it 7-3 in favor of Buffao.

Bills 4th drive: Field goal (10-3, Bills)

CJ Spiller picked up a 29-yard gain, bursting through the middle to the Chiefs 16-yard line. Spiller came up a little gimpy after the play.

Marcus Cooper breaks up a Tuel pass on third down, forcing a Bills field goal.

SCORE: Bills kick a 26-yard field goal to make it 10-3.

Chiefs 5th drive: Punt

Dexter McCluster dropped a WIDE OPEN pass. Could've been a touchdown. Two Bills players collided, leaving McCluster WIDE OPEN. Such a bad drop.

Bills 6th drive: Halftime


Bills 7th drive: Interception returned for touchdown (10-10)

First play of the drive: CJ Spiller goes from the Bills 20 to the Chiefs 19-yard line. Chiefs defense is having trouble.

DJ was flagged for pass interference in the end zone, leading to a 1st-and-goal for the Bills.

TURNOVER: Facing a 3rd-and-goal from the 1-yard line, Tuel threw a terrible pass that was picked off by Sean Smith and returned 100 yards for a touchdown.

Bills 8th drive: Turnover on downs

The Bills cutback runs are working very well.

Chiefs 6th drive: Field goal (13-10, Chiefs)

Jamaal truck-sticked a Bills player on the way to a first down.

SCORE: Ryan Succop kicked a 41-yard field goal.

Bills 9th drive: Field goal (13-13)

CJ Spiller had another big play, going 27 yards on the outlet pass.

SCORE: The Bills tie it up at 13 with a 38-yard field goal.


Chiefs 7th drive: Punt

Chiefs go 3-and-out and are forced to punt.

Bills 10th drive: Interception returned for touchdown (20-13, Chiefs)

SCORE: Marcus Cooper forces a fumble, Tamba Hali picks it up for six.

Bills 11th drive: Punt

Chiefs force a 3-and-out and Bills punt it away.

Chiefs 8th drive: Punt

Chiefs take over with 10:44 remaining in the game.

Bills 12th drive: Punt

Tuel went deep to a Bills WR, who looked like he may have caught it. The refs ruled it incomplete, it was challenged and the play was upheld. The Chiefs forced a punt.

Chiefs 9th drive: Field goal (23-13, Chiefs)

D-Bowe picked up a key first down and kept the clock moving. Jamaal kept it going with his runs.

SCORE: Succop's 39-yard field goal makes it a two-score game, 23-13.

Bills 13th drive: Turnover on downs

Bills turn it over on downs.

Chiefs 10th drive: Victory formation

FINAL SCORE: Chiefs beat Bills, 23-13

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