KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WROC) — For all of the great things that the Bills have done over the last two years, they were still seeking their signature win.
On Sunday night, which extended into Monday morning, the Bills got just that as they dominated the Chiefs with a 38-20 win.
Josh Allen threw for three touchdowns and ran for another while Patrick Mahomes threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.
The Bills looked like the better team coming into Sunday night’s game and proved it as they were in control for most of the game, never trailing after taking a 14-10 lead midway through the second quarter.
Not even a lengthy weather delay of over an hour at halftime could stop the Bills as they overcame both the Chiefs and the lightning in the victory.
Allen averaged 21 yards per completion as he completed 15 of 26 passes for 315 yards. No member of the Bills caught more than three passes. Dawson Knox, Zack Moss, and Emmanuel Sanders each caught three. Knox had 117 yards and a touchdown, which was from 53 yards away. Sanders caught two scores. Stefon Diggs had two catches for 69 yards.
Allen was the main man running the ball, with eleven carries for 59 yards and his touchdown. Zack Moss had eleven rushes as well, for 37 yards while Devin Singletary had 25 yards on six carries.
Micah Hyde had a pick-six and Gregory Rousseau had an interception as well as the defense continued its stellar play to start the season.
Read the gameday blog below to see how it all went down.
The Bills won the coin toss and elected to defer. Kansas City will get the ball first to start the game, Buffalo will receive the second-half kickoff.
Early in their first drive of the game, Mahomes overthrew Travis Kelce on a pass that likely would have resulted in a touchdown. The first big break of the game goes to the Bills. Facing a 3rd and 10, Mahomes scrambled for a first down as the Chiefs cleared midfield. The Chiefs converted four third downs on the drive but a Tyreek Hill drop on 3rd and 12 gave the Bills a stop. Harrison Butker kicked a 38-yard field goal and the Chiefs lead 3-0 with 8:32 left in the first quarter.
As the Bills take over on offense, Jon Feliciano is back at left guard after missing last week with a concussion. Allen scrambled for a 22-yard gain on third down to get the Ball into KC territory. They approach the red zone with a 23-yard pass to Dawson Knox. On second and goal from the nine-yard line, Allen ran it in for a touchdown and the Bills took a 7-3 lead.
On the ensuing kickoff, Siran Neal forced a fumble which was recovered by the Bills. Buffalo is back on offense. Facing 3rd and 11 from the KC 35, Allen scrambled backward and got caught for an intentional grounding penalty which knocked the Bills out of field goal range. They were forced to punt. A big return was negated by a Chiefs’ offside penalty and the ensuing punt went into the end zone for a touchback.
The first quarter comes to a close with the Chiefs approaching midfield.
The Chiefs drove the ball down the field and eventually cashed in a touchdown as Mahomes scrambled and found Byron Pringle in the end zone from five yards out. 10-7 Chiefs.
The Bills answered with authority as Allen found Emmanuel Sanders streaking down the field for a 35-yard touchdown. The PAT is good and the Bills take a 14-10 lead.
After a Chiefs punt, Allen found Stefon Diggs on a deep pass for a 61-yard gain and the Bills entered the red zone once again. However, the Bills couldn’t cash in from the 11-yard line and Tyler Bass kicked a field goal from 30 yards out for a 17-10 lead.
The Chiefs marched down to the Bills’ 32-yard line and were faced with a fourth and five. Jordan Poyer tipped a pass away and the Bills took over on downs.
The Dawson Knox breakout season continues as he’s wide open for a 53-yard TD and Buffalo looks as impressive as can be. They take a 24-10 lead with 1:18 left in the half.
Kansas City was able to muster a field goal to end the first half and the score is 24-13 at the half. The Bills will get the ball to start the third quarter.
The game is currently under a lightning delay.
After a lengthy delay, the game got started back up at about 11:15 p.m.
After the Bills and Chiefs traded punts, another Buffalo punt gave the ball back to the Chiefs. On third and five, Mahomes was picked off by Micah Hyde who immediately spun and returned the interception 26 yards for a touchdown.
The Chiefs tried to answer with a drive to change the momentum, but after marching to Buffalo’s 25, Mahomes was picked off by Greg Rousseau. Rousseau tipped the pass and intercepted it himself for the first pick of his career.
However, the Bills went three-and-out and a short punt put the Chiefs back in business.
Mahomes got the Chiefs down to the Buffalo 15-yard line as the clock ticked into the 4th quarter.
On 1st and goal from the one, Mahomes flicked it over to Travis Kelce for a touchdown as the Chiefs cut the lead to 31-20.
On the ensuing Bills possession, Allen was intercepted by the Chiefs on a deep pass down the field, but it was called back on a roughing the passer penalty.
With the Bills in need of a big drive, Allen delivered. Midway through the drive, Allen hurdled over a defender of a much-needed first down on third and four. Allen capped off the drive with a nine-yard score to Emmanuel Sanders and the Bills took a 38-20 lead.
With the game seemingly over, the Chiefs fumbled the ball away to end any hopes of a dramatic comeback. The Bills end up with a 38-20 win