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Final score: Chiefs run away with 26-17 win in Buffalo

Chiefs running backs combined for more than 200 yards in the win.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker had missed four extra points in five games, including one earlier in the night against the Buffalo Bills. But needing a 30-yard field goal — about the same length as an extra point — to ice the game, Butker made it — and the Chiefs wrapped up their 26-17 win in what was a dogfight in Buffalo.

Two days after announcing the signing of Le’Veon Bell, the Chiefs three other running backs — Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson — combined for 204 rushing yards in the Kansas City win. Edwards-Helaire led the way with 161.

The Chiefs shook things up along the offensive line heading into the game, with veteran Daniel Kilgore replacing Austin Reiter at center. When starting right tackle Mitch Schwartz had to leave the game due to a back injury, left guard Mike Remmers shifted over to right tackle and second-year offensive lineman Nick Allegretti entered the game at left guard.

With a new-look offensive line on the second drive, Edwards-Helaire set the Chiefs up with a 31-yard run to the Buffalo 44. A few plays later, tight end Travis Kelce gave the Chiefs a 7-3 lead with an 11-yard score.

In the second quarter, referees called Chiefs cornerback Charvarius Ward for defensive pass interference on Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs, bringing the Bills to the Kansas City 4. Diggs beat Ward just beyond the right pylon on the next play, dragging two feet in bounds to put Buffalo ahead 10-7.

Edwards-Helaire continued his strong effort on the next drive, carrying the ball four times for 36 yards. After a 6-yard touchdown for Edwards-Helaire that was called back due to a holding call, Kelce finished the job with his second touchdown of the game. With Butker’s missed extra point, the Chiefs only led 13-10 headed into halftime.

The Chiefs offensive line continued their strong game in the third quarter, opening up lanes for a mix of Edwards-Helaire, Thompson and Williams as part of a 13-play drive that shaved nearly eight minutes off the clock. Facing fourth-and-1 at the Buffalo 13, Andy Reid kept the offense on the field. Williams ran 13 yards for the touchdown, making it 20-10 Kansas City. Butker extended the lead to 13 in the fourth quarter with a 37-yard field goal.

After that lengthy drive, Buffalo did what it had to do in order to stay in the game. Allen marched the offense down the field in just two minutes and 33 seconds, cutting the Chiefs’ lead to 23-17 with six and a half minutes to play. The Bills defense first forced the Chiefs to third-and-12 at the Kansas City 33, but Mahomes converted a first down by finding wide receiver Byron Pringle for 37 yards. On a third-and-7 later in the drive, Mahomes scrambled for nine yards.

After Butker’s field goal, safety Daniel Sorensen intercepted Allen to seal the game.


Injuries

  • Right tackle Mitch Schwartz was a surprise addition to the injury report with a back issue on Friday, and he only lasted a series before leaving the game. Mike Remmers slid over to right tackle while Nick Allegretti filled in at left guard.
  • Defensive end Alex Okafor left the game during the second quarter with a hamstring injury

Special teams

  • Harrison Butker missed an extra point after the Chiefs’ second touchdown.

Rapid reaction

  • The game’s rapid reaction will be posted to our homepage shortly.

Statistics

CATEGORY KC BUF
Total Yards 466 206
Total Plays 73 50
Yards per play 6.4 4.1
Rushing Yards 245 84
Rush Attempts 46 23
Yards per rush 5.30 3.70
Passing Gross Yards 225 122
Sacks/Yards lost 1/4 0/0
Passing Net Yards 221 122
Comp/Att/Pct 21/26/81% 14/27/52%
Yards per pass 8.20 4.50
Interceptions thrown 0 1
Fumbles lost 1 0
Turnovers 1 1
Penalties/Yards 8/68 4/39
Total Drives 9 9
First downs 27 20
Rushing first downs 15 8
Passing first downs 10 7
Penalty first downs 2 5
Third down (Made/Att/Pct) 9/14/64% 4/9/44%
Fourth down (Made/Att/Pct) 1/1/100% 0/0/0%
Goal to go (Made/Att/Pct) 0/0/0% 2/2/100%
Red Zone (Made/Att/Pct) 3/5/60% 2/2/100%
Touchdowns 3 2
TDs/Rushing 1 0
TDs/Passing 2 2
TDs/Interception 0 0
TDs/Kickoff Return 0 0
TDs/Fumble Return 0 0
TDs/Punt Return 0 0
TDs/Defense/ST 0 0
Safeties 0 0
Extra Points (Made/Att) 2/3 2/2
Field Goals (Made/Att) 2/2 1/2
Two-Point Conv (Made/Att) 0/0 0/0
Kickoffs (Num/EZ/TB) 6/6/5 4/3/2
Punts (Num/Yds) 2/80 4/213
Gross Punting Avg Yds 40.0 53.3
Net Punting Avg Yds 28.0 52.8
Total Rtn Yds (No KOs) 6 24
Punt Returns (Num/Yds) 2/2 1/24
Kickoff Returns (Num/Yds) 2/33 1/29
Int Returns (Num/Yds) 1/4 0/0
Punts blocked 0 0
FGs/PATs Blocked 0/0 0/0
Timeouts (Rem/Used) 2/1 0/3
Time of Possession 37:45 22:15
Attendance -- 0

CHIEFS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Patrick Mahomes 21 26 225 8.7 2 37 0 1 4 128.4
TEAM 21 26 225 8.7 2 37 0 1 4 //

BILLS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Josh Allen 14 27 122 4.5 2 22 1 0 0 73.4
TEAM 14 27 122 4.5 2 22 1 0 0 //

CHIEFS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Clyde Edwards/Helaire 26 161 6.2 0 31
Patrick Mahomes 10 36 3.6 0 9
Darrel Williams 6 26 4.3 1 13t
Darwin Thompson 3 17 5.7 0 11
Tyreek Hill 1 5 5.0 0 5
TEAM 46 245 5.3 1 31

BILLS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Devin Singletary 10 32 3.2 0 10
Josh Allen 8 42 5.3 0 13
Zack Moss 5 10 2.0 0 4
TEAM 23 84 3.7 0 13

CHIEFS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Mecole Hardman 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ricky Seals/Jones 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nick Keizer 1 2 2.0 0 2 1 7
Clyde Edwards/Helaire 4 8 2.0 0 8 4 17
Darrel Williams 1 15 15.0 0 15 1 20
Tyreek Hill 3 20 6.7 0 8 3 12
Byron Pringle 2 46 23.0 0 37 2 12
Travis Kelce 5 65 13.0 2 20 7 16
Demarcus Robinson 5 69 13.8 0 22 6 20
TEAM 21 225 10.7 2 37 26 104

BILLS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Cole Beasley 4 45 11.3 1 22 7 10
John Brown 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Gabriel Davis 1 7 7.0 0 7 1 4
Stefon Diggs 6 46 7.7 1 15 8 9
Tyler Kroft 1 7 7.0 0 7 2 3
Isaiah McKenzie 1 4 4.0 0 4 1 8
Devin Singletary 1 13 13.0 0 13 2 12
TEAM 14 122 8.7 2 22 25 46

CHIEFS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Travis Kelce 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Mahomes 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
TEAM 2 1 0 1 0 0 0

BILLS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
A.J. Klein 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Josh Norman 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TEAM 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

CHIEFS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Bashaud Breeland 5 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Taco Charlton 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Frank Clark 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Rashad Fenton 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Willie Gay 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthony Hitchens 5 3 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Chris Jones 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tanoh Kpassagnon 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Patrick Mahomes 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tyrann Mathieu 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ben Niemann 3 2 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Derrick Nnadi 4 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Okafor 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 5 2 3 0.0 0.0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Juan Thornhill 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Charvarius Ward 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Tershawn Wharton 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Damien Wilson 6 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TEAM 44 30 14 0 0 1 3 4 5 0 0 1

BILLS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Mario Addison 4 3 1 1.0 4.0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
Vernon Butler 4 1 3 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bryan Cox Jr. 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tremaine Edmunds 12 8 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A.J. Epenesa 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jerry Hughes 3 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Micah Hyde 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Quinton Jefferson 3 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Taron Johnson 8 8 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A.J. Klein 7 6 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Siran Neal 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Norman 7 6 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Ed Oliver 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordan Poyer 10 9 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tre'Davious White 6 4 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Zimmer 6 2 4 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
TEAM 77 55 22 1 4 0 4 1 4 0 1 1

CHIEFS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
Daniel Sorensen 1 4 4.0 4 0
TEAM 1 4 4.0 4 0

BILLS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

CHIEFS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mecole Hardman 2 33 16.5 22 0
TEAM 2 33 16.5 22 0

BILLS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Andre Roberts 1 29 29.0 29 0
TEAM 1 29 29.0 29 0

CHIEFS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Mecole Hardman 2 2 1.0 2 0
TEAM 2 2 1.0 2 0

BILLS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Andre Roberts 1 24 24.0 24 0
TEAM 1 24 24.0 24 0

CHIEFS KICKING FGA/FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Harrison Butker 2/2 100.0 37 2 8
TEAM 2/2 100.0 37 2 8

BILLS KICKING FGA/FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Tyler Bass 2/1 50.0 48 2 5
TEAM 2/1 50.0 48 2 5

CHIEFS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Tommy Townsend 2 80 40.0 0 1 42
TEAM 2 80 40.0 0 1 42

BILLS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Corey Bojorquez 4 213 53.3 0 4 59
TEAM 4 213 53.3 0 4 59