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Madden Simulation: Chiefs seek bounce-back win vs. Buffalo

It’s the Kansas City Chiefs taking on the Buffalo Bills this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

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If you want to watch the simulation without spoilers, start the above video — or if you can't see it, click here.

Here's what happened in our simulation:

First quarter

The Buffalo Bills' first possession of the game was an eight-play scoring drive that ended with a 1-yard touchdown reception from tight end Dalton Kincaid. Kincaid was targeted twice that drive, also adding a 21-yard grab.

The Kansas City Chiefs answered back quickly on their next drive by running five plays and scoring in a little over two minutes. Rashee Rice tied the ball game with a 12-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes.

James Cook hurt the Chiefs' run defense in the first quarter by rushing for 83 yards.

End of the first quarter: Bills 7, Chiefs 7

Second quarter

When the Chiefs' defense was getting backed up in their end zone, they were able to make an impressive turnover. Trent McDuffie picked off Josh Allen on a slant. This was the second time the Chiefs intercepted a pass inside the 20-yard line, as linebacker Leo Chenal forced the turnover in the first quarter.

Jerick McKinnon found the end zone following the McDuffie interception to put the Chiefs up by a touchdown.

End of the second quarter: Chiefs 14, Bills 7

Third quarter

The Chiefs' first drive out of halftime was successful. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire found the end zone to put the Chiefs up by two touchdowns. Edwards-Helaire's role increased this week, with Isiah Pacheco showing up on the injury report.

The Bills continued to run the football successfully as Cook broke free up the middle, scoring a touchdown, and Buffalo was down only one score. Later in the quarter, McDuffie intercepted Allen once again after the Bills crossed midfield.

End of the third quarter: Chiefs 28, Bills 14

Fourth quarter

The Chiefs would put the game out of reach at the beginning of the quarter. Edwards-Helaire found the end zone for the second time of the day, putting the Chiefs up by three scores.

The Bills tried to make the comeback happen after Cook's second touchdown of the game, but it was not to be. Chris Jones disrupted the Bills' offensive line for the majority of the game, as he recorded his third and final sack of the game in the fourth quarter.

Final score: Chiefs 35, Bills 21

Notable stats

Patrick Mahomes 27/41, 414 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Josh Allen 33/55, 326 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT, 4 att, 33 yards

James Cook 24 att, 202 yards, 2 TD

Clyde Edwards-Helaire 3 att, 3 yards, 2 TD

Stefon Diggs 8 rec, 108 yards

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Dalton Kincaid 8 rec, 62 yards, 1 TD

Rashee Rice 6 rec, 140 yards, 1 TD

Travis Kelce 5 rec, 70 yards

Willie Gay 16 total, 10 solo

Chris Jones 8 total, 5 solo, 3 sack, 4 TFL

Trent McDuffie 10 total, 4 solo, 2 INT

Leo Chenal 9 total, 4 solo, 1 TFL, 1 INT


In Week 15, the Chiefs will be on the road for a Noon kickoff at Gillette Stadium taking on the Patriots. We'll see how it plays out inside the EA Universe.

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