The Buffalo Bills are off to their third worst start in franchise history and as the final seconds of overtime ticked away so did the Buffalo Bills chance of ending their losing streak . Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop sent a last second field goal to beat the Buffalo Bills 13-10 avoiding the first tie game since 2008.
The Buffalo Bills had plenty of chances to give fans a treat this Halloween as there were a number of questionable calls by Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and offensive coordinator Charlie Weis that could have led to a Buffalo win, but it ended up being nothing but a trick as the Bills now move to 0-7 on the year.
Head coach Chan Gailey’s return to Kansas City was a close contest, but maybe it would have served the Buffalo Bills to be the ones with the questionable calls rather than the Chiefs. The Bills at 0-7 are playing for nothing but respect and going for it or running a trick play here and there wouldn’t kill the Bills.
The Bills had a chance to win in overtime and Rian Lindell made a field goal to do so, but again it was just a trick, as Haley called time out and Lindell would miss the second chance.
Fans were even given a treat of our own as Ryan Succop missed his overtime ending chance as it hooked left like a golf ball off a tee, but the Bills were unable to take advantage of the opportunity which continued to be the trend of the day.
Ryan Fitzpatrick and the offense struggled during the first half as they were bothered by the Chiefs 6th ranked rushing defense and the constant pressure Fitzpatrick was under as he was sacked three times.
The Bills looked to turn things around in the second half and while they had a few drives that looked promising they continuously ended up going nowhere. There is no doubt that Fitzpatrick’s gun slinging mentality has helped the Buffalo Bills offense but there are still a number of times where his passes are nowhere near the target. If Fitzpatrick intends on keeping his job next season his accuracy is something that he must work on.
The Bills defense continued to give up yards on the ground and yards to tight ends as the run defense continues to hinder this teams chance of winning any game. The defense allowed over 200 yards including a game high 177 by Jamaal Charles. It seemed at times that if Kansas City continued to run the ball they would be unstoppable but they were intent on throwing the ball 26 times as well.
Kansas City tight ends continued the awful trend for the Buffalo Bills defense leading the team with five receptions for sixty-five yards and a few key completions in overtime to set up the winning field goal.
The Buffalo pass defense continues to drop balls and are unable to force any turnovers to help this offense as this week it was safety George Wilson who had one hit him right in the hands and on another play Donte Whitner missed another opportunity.
The Bills now move forward to a home game at Toronto and a meeting with the Chicago Bears where they will look to avoid going 0-8, but it’s not like this team is giving up (Dallas Cowboys) , they play with heart each week and as fans that is all we can ask for at this point.