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    The Kansas City Chiefs (6-4)(3-1 @ home)



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    Sunday, November 26, 12:00pm CT
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    Stats & Stuff

    Weather forecast:
    57 degrees farenheit. Clear. 9 mph SW winds.

    Line: Chiefs -9, Over/Under: 45

    Against the Spread:
    Record ATS 11-17.png

    Last 10 Games Head-2-Head:
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    OddsShark Super Computer Prediction:
    Chiefs 35.3
    Bills 14.4


    Schedules/Results:
    Thursday
    Sep. 7
    at New England Patriots 8:30pm ET
    NBC
    Won 42-27
    Sunday
    Sep. 17
    Philadelphia Eagles 1:00pm ET
    FOX
    Won 27-20
    Sunday
    Sep. 24
    at Los Angeles Chargers 4:25pm ET
    CBS
    Won 24-10
    Monday
    Oct. 2
    Washington Redskins 8:30pm ET
    ESPN
    Won 29-20
    Sunday
    Oct. 8
    at Houston Texans 8:30pm ET
    NBC
    Won 42-34
    Sunday
    Oct. 15
    Pittsburgh Steelers 4:25pm ET
    CBS
    Lost 19-13
    Thursday
    Oct. 19
    at Oakland Raiders 8:25pm ET
    CBS/NFLN
    Lost 31-30
    Monday
    Oct. 30
    Denver Broncos 8:30pm ET
    ESPN
    Won 29-19
    Sunday
    Nov. 5
    at Dallas Cowboys 4:25pm ET
    CBS
    Lost 28-17
    Sunday
    Nov. 12
    BYE


    Sunday
    Nov. 19
    at New York Giants 1:00pm ET
    CBS
    Lost 12-9 (OT)
    Sunday
    Nov. 26
    Buffalo Bills 1:00pm ET
    CBS
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    Sunday
    Dec. 3
    at New York Jets 1:00pm ET
    CBS
    Buy
    Tickets
    Sunday
    Dec. 10
    Oakland Raiders 1:00pm ET
    CBS
    Buy
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    Saturday
    Dec. 16
    Los Angeles Chargers 8:25pm ET
    NFLN
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    Sunday
    Dec. 24
    Miami Dolphins 1:00pm ET
    CBS
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    Sunday
    Dec. 31
    at Denver Broncos 4:25pm ET
    CBS
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    Sunday
    Sep. 10
    New York Jets 1:00pm ET
    CBS
    Won 21-12
    Sunday
    Sep. 17
    at Carolina Panthers 1:00pm ET
    CBS
    Lost
    9-3
    Sunday
    Sep. 24
    Denver Broncos 1:00pm ET
    CBS
    Won 26-16
    Sunday
    Oct. 1
    at Atlanta Falcons 1:00pm ET
    CBS
    Won 23-17
    Sunday
    Oct. 8
    at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00pm ET
    CBS
    Lost 20-16
    Sunday
    Oct. 15
    BYE


    Sunday
    Oct. 22
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1:00pm ET
    FOX
    Won 30-27
    Sunday
    Oct. 29
    Oakland Raiders 1:00pm ET
    CBS
    Won 34-14
    Thursday
    Nov. 2
    at New York Jets 8:25pm ET
    NFLN
    Lost 34-21
    Sunday
    Nov. 12
    New Orleans Saints 1:00pm ET
    FOX
    Lost 47-10
    Sunday
    Nov. 19
    at Los Angeles Chargers 4:05pm ET
    FOX
    Lost 54-24
    Sunday
    Nov. 26
    at Kansas City Chiefs 1:00pm ET
    CBS
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    Sunday
    Dec. 3
    New England Patriots 1:00pm ET
    CBS
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    Sunday
    Dec. 10
    Indianapolis Colts 1:00pm ET
    CBS
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    Sunday
    Dec. 17
    Miami Dolphins 1:00pm ET
    CBS
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    Sunday
    Dec. 24
    at New England Patriots 1:00pm ET
    CBS
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    Sunday
    Dec. 31
    at Miami Dolphins 1:00pm ET
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    Notable Quotables:
    Chiefs:

    “The margin between winning and losing in the NFL is small because of the parity in the league you have to bring your A game every week and be prepared. I have to make sure that we’re doing that. We’re lucky enough where we have another game and that’s what we’re going to focus on and fix the problems that we had and get working on Buffalo.”
    --Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid

    Bills:

    “We're focused on one game and that's this game coming up this weekend with the Chiefs. Anything other than that ... is a distraction. We're focused on continuing to build, continuing to move forward and our focus on the Chiefs is a big part of that."
    --Bills Head Coach Sean McDermott
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    Injury Report:


    Donald Ford LB Back Did Not Participate In Practice Out
    Terrance Smith LB Concussion Did Not Participate In Practice Out
    Albert Wilson WR Hamstring Full Participation in Practice Questionable
    Allen Bailey DE Knee Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
    Tamba Hali LB Knee Limited Participation in Practice Questionable

    Cordy Glenn T Foot Did Not Participate In Practice Out
    John Miller G Ankle Did Not Participate In Practice Out
    William Tolbert RB Hamstring Did Not Participate In Practice Out
    Kelvin Benjamin WR Knee Did Not Participate In Practice Questionable
    Charles Clay TE Knee Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
    Jordan Matthews WR Knee Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
    Deonte Thompson WR Ankle Limited Participation in Practice Questionable
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    Depth Charts:

    Chiefs

    Bills
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    More Stats & More Stuff
    Team Leaders:
    Chiefs Stats Leaders 11-17.jpg


    Bills Stats Leaders week 11-17.jpg

    Matchup:
    Matchup Week 11-17.jpg

    Expert's Picks:
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    Prisco's Pick:


    The Bills might be going back to Tyrod
    Taylor at quarterback here, which they
    should do. But does it matter? They are
    playing consecutive road games against
    a team that suffered an upset loss on
    the road last week. The Chiefs will get
    the offense going in this one. Look for
    a big game from Kareem Hunt.




    Chiefs 30

    Bills 16
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    Chiefs vs. Bills: Game Preview
    From Chiefs.com

    Posted Nov 25, 2017

    Matt McMullen
    Chiefs Reporter
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    The Chiefs return to Arrowhead for the first time in nearly a month seeking to end their two-game skid

    A lot can happen in a single football season.

    There’s ups, downs and a whole lot in between, but it’s all about staying the course with the eventual goal in mind.

    The Kansas City Chiefs dropped a tough one to the New York Giants last week, losing for a fourth time in their last five games after racing out to a 5-0 start, but they’ll have a chance to bounce back this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills (5-5) at Arrowhead Stadium.

    It’ll mark the Chiefs’ first game at Arrowhead in nearly a month as Kansas City aims to finish the final six weeks of the season strong and claim a second-consecutive AFC West title.

    That push starts with Sunday’s matchup against Buffalo.

    The Chiefs have seen plenty of the Bills over the years, facing them three times since Head Coach Andy Reid took over in Kansas City five years ago - winning all three.

    The matchup will be Reid’s first against Bills’ Head Coach Sean McDermott, who coached under Reid for 12 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Reid’s former assistant has led the Bills through what’s been a strange season in his first year at the helm, with oddities reaching a peak last weekend.

    The Bills got off to a 5-2 start on the year, placing them right in the midst of the playoff hunt, but a pair of losses led McDermott to bench starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie signal caller Nathan Peterman for last Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, and the results were not ideal.

    Peterman threw five interceptions in the first half as Buffalo lost by 30 points, prompting McDermott to shift course and reinstall Taylor at quarterback for this Sunday’s game.

    Taylor has been solid for the most part this season, posting a 91.4 quarterback rating in nine starts, and played well upon relieving Peterman in the second half last week.

    “He’s a dynamic player,” said Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton. “He has great playmaking ability - I think that’s one of his great strengths – but he’s not just a scrambling quarterback. He can throw the ball or run the option and just presents a lot of problems.”



    In addition to Taylor, the Chiefs will be tasked with slowing down Bills’ running back LeSean McCoy.

    A former draft pick of Reid’s while in Philadelphia, McCoy is putting together another strong season, averaging 4.2 yards per carry and tallying the eighth-most yards on the ground in the league (709).

    The ninth-year professional leads the NFL in rushing (9,663 yards) since entering the league in 2009.

    McCoy has played well despite the issues plaguing the Bills’ offense of late, though Buffalo’s defense has been just as much of a problem.

    The Chargers’ dropped 54 points on the Bills last weekend, and while that can largely be attributed to six offensive turnovers, Buffalo yielded 47 points to New Orleans the week prior and 34 points to the New York Jets the week before that.

    The Bills are allowing an average of 414 yards per game in those three contests, the fourth-worst mark in the league, and are surrendering a league-most 28.6 points per game since Week 3.

    At the core of those defensive struggles has been an inability to stop the run.

    Buffalo has allowed the opposition to pick up double-digit yards on 43 carries this season, the second-most in the NFL, and has yielded a league-most 16 touchdowns on the ground.

    That creates an intriguing matchup for Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt, who leads the league with 24 runs of 10 or more yards this season.



    The Chiefs’ offense as a whole is looking to get back on track after struggling last week in New York, managing just nine points.

    “We all just need to focus more on the details, every one of us,” said Offensive Coordinator Matt Nagy. “That’s players and coaches - you’ve got to look in the mirror, and that’s not a cliché, that’s true. We just need to fix those mistakes and stick together. If you eliminate those mistakes, you end up getting a win instead of a loss.”

    At the root of the Chiefs’ problems offensively last week were turnovers, as they committed a season-high three on the afternoon.

    The Bills have excelled at forcing turnovers this year, tallying 18 on the year and at least one in seven of their 10 games, so protecting the ball could prove paramount on Sunday.

    Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith was responsible for a pair of those turnovers last week, tossing multiple interceptions for just the fifth time in 75 games in Kansas City.

    It was only Smith’s third game this season in which he didn’t post a passer rating over 100.0, the fewest of any signal caller to play in 10 games this season.

    “That’s going to happen sometimes, it’s about how you respond to it,” Nagy said. “That’s our biggest challenge right now as a staff and as players - how we’re going to respond to what’s been going on – and I feel good about it.”



    Smith will look to get the offense rolling again as the Chiefs begin a stretch of four home games in Kansas City’s next five contests.

    The Chiefs are 3-1 at Arrowhead this season, and 20-7 in the regular season dating back to 2014.

    Kansas City’s home field advantage has traditionally intensified as the weather gets colder, with the Chiefs posting a 10-3 record in bouts at Arrowhead in November and December over the past three years.

    Reid has fared well against former assistants in his career as well, winning nine of 12 meetings.

    The Chiefs will aim to continue those trends on Sunday, as Kansas City looks to snap its two-game skid entering the homestretch of the season.
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    Game Preview from ESPN.com

    Chiefs, Bills try to pull out of tailspin

    Two teams heading in similar directions meet Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, with the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills searching for victories to right the ship after disappointing losses.

    Bills head coach Sean McDermott tried to not put too much emphasis on just one game.

    "It's important because it's the next game on our schedule and that's where our focus has to be," McDermott said.

    But the matchup takes on greater importance for both teams following recent results.

    The Chiefs dropped their fourth game in five tries with a mystifying 12-9 overtime loss to the struggling New York Giants. The Bills dropped to .500 with their second straight blowout loss, falling to the Los Angles Chargers 54-24.

    Rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman threw five interceptions in his NFL debut in that game, prompting McDermott to turn back to former starter Tyrod Taylor this weekend.

    "Long and short of it really is it's the right thing for our team right now," McDermott said.

    Taylor said the brief demotion did not shake his confidence.

    "You never let things surprise you," Taylor said. "My focus has still been the same. I'm going to continue to be the leader that I am, the player that I am, week in and week out.

    "As a team, more importantly, we've got to fix what we haven't done right the last three weeks and that's get back on the winning side of the scoreboard."

    The Chiefs have found difficulties defending mobile quarterbacks in the past, including Taylor. In Kansas City's 30-22 win over Buffalo in Week 12 of the 2015 season, Taylor passed for 291 yards with three touchdowns while adding 46 yards rushing.

    Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said Taylor's scrambling ability makes him a dangerous opponent.

    "Any time you have a quarterback that can extend plays and make plays and do the things he does, it makes it really difficult because it stresses the defense," Sutton said. "There's the play, then there's the play within the play. Sometimes he makes that play within the play pretty effective."

    The Chiefs have struggled against the pass much of the season, ranking 25th in the league with 253.8 yards allowed per game. The club made a move Wednesday to bolster their secondary, signing free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis.

    Coach Andy Reid did not rule out the possibility that Revis could play in a limited role against Buffalo.

    "No, but he knows the system, which is the only reason I wouldn't, but I've got to see where we're at here," Reid said. "We're not going to rush him into anything until he's ready to go."

    The Chiefs have juggled the right cornerback slot much of the season, especially with Steven Nelson missing the first seven games of the season with a core muscle injury.

    Terrance Mitchell started the season at right cornerback with Phillip Gaines as the slot nickel-back.

    Nelson's return allowed him to resume his role as the primary right cornerback. He moves to the slot in nickel and dime packages. Gaines and Kenneth Acker have both been tested right corner, with no one managing to convince Sutton the job belongs to them.

    "We took Phillip and said, hey, Phillip's the guy and go there," Sutton said. "Just like we've said before, none of these are permanent. You've got to continue to show that you're the right guy and go from there. And if you don't, then we got to keep kind of going."

    Reid hopes the addition of Revis benefits his young secondary.

    "We have some young guys trying their hearts out, man, and doing a nice job for us too," Reid said. "I think it's a win-win. You get a veteran guy, you have some young guys that still continue to grow and it's good for the football team. I think that's a positive thing all the way around."

    The Chiefs' pass defense also remains limited by injuries among the front seven.

    The Chiefs may once again be without linebacker Dee Ford, who remains sidelined with a back injury. Linebacker Tamba Hali and defensive end Allen Bailey, both of whom missed last week's game against the New York Giants, practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

    Without those three in the lineup, the Chiefs picked up zero sacks against Giants quarterback Eli Manning.

    Buffalo continues battling its own injuries as well. Left tackle Cordy Glenn, who has missed four game with a lower-leg injury, did not practice Wednesday. Neither did starting wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin with a knee injury.
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    Chiefs-Bills scouting report, key players to watch, and a prediction
    From The Kansas City Star


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    The Chiefs and NFL by beat writer Terez Paylor

    NOVEMBER 24, 2017 11:49 AM

    The scheme

    Head coach: Sean McDermott
    (5-5) is in his first year on the job. McDermott, 43, is a former all-conference safety at William and Mary who joined the Eagles as a scouting assistant in 1998 before he was promoted to assistant to the head coach (Andy Reid) in 1999. He rose through the ranks with the Eagles, coaching the secondary and linebackers before eventually earning the promotion to defensive coordinator in 2009 to replace the legendary Jim Johnson. McDermott was fired by Reid after two seasons but quickly landed with the Carolina Panthers, where he guided a big, fast, physical defense to a Super Bowl appearance in 2015. McDermott was hired as the Bills’ head coach in January and he managed to lure Chiefs’ receivers coach (and longtime Reid assistant) David Culley to coach his quarterbacks.

    Offense: Rick Dennison, 59, is in his first year as the Bills’ offensive coordinator. Dennison, a former tight end/receiver at Colorado State, played for the Denver Broncos from 1982 to 1990 and became an offensive assistant with the Broncos in 1995. He was promoted to special teams coach in 1997, promoted again to offensive line coach in 2001 and promoted to offensive coordinator in 2006. He was demoted to offensive line coach in 2009 before joining the Houston Texans in 2010 to become their offensive coordinator. He also spent time as the Baltimore Ravens’ quarterbaccks coach in 2014 before again serving as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator from 2015 to 2016. He joined the Bills this offseason in his current position. Buffalo features a run-heavy offense that ranks 30th in passing offense (184.4 yards per game) and 11th in rushing offense (118.4). Buffalo is passing the ball only 53.6 percent of the time, which ranks 27th in the league. The Bills run play-action 19 percent of the time, which ranks 19th in the league according to Football Outsiders. They are only averaging 5.6 yards per play on such plays, which ranks 26th in the league.

    Defense: Leslie Frazier, 58, is in his first year as Bills’ defensive coordinator. Frazier, a former defensive back at Alcorn State, played for the Chicago Bears from 1981 to 1985, when we was a member of one of the all-time great defenses. Frazier coached in the collegiate ranks for 11 years before joining the Philadelphia Eagles (and current Chiefs coach Andy Reid) in 1999 as a defensive backs coach. Frazier was hired to be the Cincinnati Bengals’ defensive coordinator from 2003 and 2004, and after a brief stint in multiple roles for the Indianapolis Colts got another chance to run a defense with the Minnesota Vikings in 2007. Frazier was promoted to assistant head coach the next year and interim head coach in 2010 before he landed the head coach in 2011. He spent three years in that position before he was fired. He coordinated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defense from 2014 to 2015 and spent a season as the Ravens’ secondary coach before earning his current position. After years as a 3-4 team under former coach Rex Ryan, Buffalo now runs a 4-3 defense that ranks 24th in the league in pass defense (246.9 yards per game) and 29th in sacks (15). The Bills are not terribly blitz-heavy. Their run defense ranks 24th in the league (119.9). They also rank seventh in the league in takeaways with 18.

    Special teams: Danny Crossman, 50, is in his fifth year as the Bills’ special teams coordinator. This will be his 15th year in the NFL. Crossman, a former All-American cornerback at Pittsburgh, coached in the collegiate ranks for 12 years before joining the Carolina Panthers as a special teams assistant in 2003. He was promoted to special teams coach in 2005 and special teams coordinator in 2007. He served in the same capacity with the Detroit Lions from 2010 to 2012 and has been in his current role with the Bills since 2003. Kicker Stephen Hauschka has made 18 of 20 field-goal attempts, and his 90 percent conversion rate ranks seventh in the league among kickers with 10 attempts or more. Punter Colton Schmidt has dropped 16 of his 50 punts inside the 20, tied for 19th in the league. The Bills rank 15th in kickoff returns (21.6 yards per return) and 10th in punt returns (9.1). They also rank 17th in kick-return coverage (21.9) and fourth in punt-return coverage (4.9).

    Four keys to a Chiefs victory

    1. Pound the rock


    If there was ever a time for the Chiefs to re-establish their running game, this it. The Chiefs feature one of the game’s most elusive backs in Kareem Hunt, and while their offensive line has struggled to re-establish its September form, they now draw a Bills team that has allowed an absurd 638 rushing yards and nine touchdowns over its last three games following the trade of enigmatic defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. That’s an average of nearly 213 rushing yards per game, and the individual numbers are ugly. The New Orleans Saints had two backs (Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara) top 100 yards by pounding the ball a few weeks ago, while Matt Forte and Bilal Powell of the New York Jets each rushed for at least 77 yards. Meanwhile, Melvin Gordon III of the Los Angeles Chargers tallied 80 yards and a touchdown. The Chiefs need to test out their zone and power runs against this team and just keep working with whatever sticks against an interior defensive line and linebacking corps that struggles to be gap sound and consistently shed blocks. Hunt needs at least 20 carries this week.

    2. Playmakers must make plays

    Over their last three games — all losses — the Bills have set a team record for most points allowed in a three-game span (135). Not surprisingly, they’ve had a very difficult time containing other teams’ top receivers, as Keenan Allen of the Chargers torched them for 12 catches, 159 yards and two touchdowns while Michael Thomas of the Saints caught nine balls for 117 yards. That means Chiefs receiver/track star Tyreek Hill could go off against this team — Buffalo’s top corner, Tre’Davious White, is having a nice rookie season but is vulnerable on deep balls — provided quarterback Alex Smith can to get Ty the ball downfield. The Chiefs’ other playmakers, like tight end Travis Kelce and receiver Demarcus Robinson, must also take advantage of their matchups and win after the catch if the Bills decide to go zone-heavy like the Chiefs’ last few opponents and force them to take the short passes.

    3. Swarm Shady/win on first down

    The Bills have one of the league’s worst passing games, and last week they turned to rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman to disastrous results. He threw five first-half interceptions, something that had never happened before in NFL history. This week the Bills went back to Tyrod Taylor, and while he does a good job protecting the ball (only three interceptions), teams haven’t feared him or his assortment of wideouts. Instead, they’ve wisely invested resources in stopping running back LeSean McCoy, who remains very elusive at age 29 and needs to be swarmed at all times. If the Chiefs can cheat against the run, especially on first down, and force the Bills to convert in second- and third-and-long situations — and thus, throw the ball aggressively downfield, which they aren’t particularly adept at doing — it will go a long way toward helping them send fans home happy.

    4. Jump on these guys early


    The Bills aren’t really built to come back from a big deficit. This is a team you want to jump on early, largely because of their generally unthreatening passing game. This, however, could be a problem for the Chiefs, who haven’t started a game fast since their 29-19 win over the Denver Broncos on Oct. 30. Several players have noted that they’ve struggled to gain momentum early lately, with the loss to Dallas on Nov. 5 being blamed on a lack of energy and the loss to the Giants last week blamed on poor execution. Well, the time for excuses has come to an end. If this Chiefs team wants to regain the confidence of its fans, they need to come out on Sunday with some juice — it better be genuine, too. Let’s see some celebrations, let’s see some enthusiasm. This is a winnable home game against a football team with a shaky offense. Come out and dominate.

    Four Bills to watch

    No. 5, QB Tyrod Taylor, 28 years old, 6-1, 215, seventh season


    Team captain. Coming off a season in which he completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 3,023 yards, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions, while rushing 95 times for 580 yards and six touchdowns. Is on pace to complete 285 of 446 passes (63.8 percent) for 2,947 yards, 18 touchdowns and five interceptions. Has also rushed 57 times for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Uses outstanding athleticism to be a true dual threat. Is very elusive in space and adept at picking up yardage with his legs. Is also elusive in the pocket, forcing 15 missed tackles — fifth-most in football (according to FO) — and flashes creativity and the ability to make something happen. Has a good enough arm to make most of his throws and does a nice job protecting the football. Also adept at throwing on the run and flashes the ability to throw with touch. Shows some poise; does not get skittish in the pocket, even with bodies around him. Prefers to work short to intermediate but seems to be far too willing to check down and needs to be more aggressive when it comes to pushing the ball downfield.

    No. 25, RB LeSean McCoy, 29 years old, 5-11, 210, ninth season

    Ranked No. 27 on the NFL’s top-100 list for 2017. Made the Pro Bowl last season, when he rushed 234 times for 1,267 yard and 13 touchdowns and caught 50 of 57 passes for 356 yards and a touchdown. Is on pace to rush 272 times for 1,134 yards and six touchdowns in 2017. Has also caught 42 passes for 265 yards and a touchdown this season. One of the most elusive backs of all time. Juke-move specialist who regularly wins in space and leaves defenders grasping for air. Also breaks out a nasty spin move. Can still run away from defenders. Runs with great tempo and pace. Solid receiver out of the backfield who is adept at running routes, has good hands and can hurt you in the passing game. Carries the ball like a loaf of bread sometimes and has fumbled three times this season, losing one. Thrives out of the shotgun but isn’t doing that as much due to a new offensive scheme. Not a truck-stick guy.

    No. 57, SLB Lorenzo Alexander, 34 years old, 6-1, 245, 11th season


    Ranked No. 91 on the NFL’s top-100 list for 2017. Team captain. Came out of nowhere to post a marvelous breakout 2016 season in which he made the Pro Bowl and was voted All-Pro by finishing with 76 tackles, 12 1/2 sacks, 22 quarterback hurries, six pass deflections and three forced fumbles. Is on pace to finish with 94 tackles, three sacks and six forced fumbles. Has nine quarterback hurries. Combines good strength and good athleticism for his age. Aware player who can get stuck on blocks. Has an effective rip move and bull rush. Blue-collar player who has logged 51 percent of the Bills’ special teams snaps this year. All-day sucker who gives max effort. Ball carriers and quarterbacks need to be aware around him; he’ll go for the strip when possible. Has missed way too many tackles this season (16, second-most in the league according to FO). Not a natural in coverage and can be targeted when he drops.

    No. 23, SS Micah Hyde, 26 years old, 6-0, 197, fifth season

    Coming off a 2016 season in which he finished with 58 tackles, three interceptions and nine pass deflections for the Green Bay Packers. After spending the first four years of his career as a subpackage role player in Green Bay, Hyde — a free-agent signing this offseason— is in the midst of a career year in which he is on pace to finish with 75 tackles, eight interceptions and 13 pass deflections. Above-average athlete who covers plenty of ground and has emerged as a playmaker with the ball in the air; he has good instincts that normally put him in position to be a difference-maker. Has good hands and ball skills, and is adept in both man and zone coverage and even has some press skills as a former cornerback. Can line up against slot receivers. Solid, willing tackler who plays with great effort and would start for many teams. Suffered a knee injury last week against the Chargers but has practiced in full all week.

    Additional scouting notes

    ▪ None of the Bills’ receivers are putting together nice statistical seasons. Jordan Matthews leads the wideouts with 22 catches for 253 yards and a touchdown, while Zay Jones is second with 20 catches for 236 yards and a touchdown. The Bills traded for Kelvin Benjamin in October to give this unit a shot in the arm, and he is indeed a good player, but he’s missed lots of practice time this week with a knee injury.

    ▪ Tight end Charles Clay could be a problem. Clay isn’t very big (6-3, 255), but he’s a really good receiver who is targeted a lot. He’s back from an injury and is a solid route runner that linebackers often have problems staying with. If second-year safety Eric Murray draws the assignment on Clay, he’ll need to have a good game. Clay leads the Bills in receiving yards with 298.

    ▪ Guard Richie Incognito is still a really good player at age 34, but he’s grabby for a lineman — has been whistled for a team-high six penalties, all holding.

    ▪ Offensive tackle Jordan Mills has been whistled for false starts three times; I wonder if Justin Houston can get in his head by winning with a speed rush or two early.

    ▪ The Bills struggle to generate much pressure, but defensive end Jerry Hughes is fairly disruptive. He has just three sacks but he explodes off the ball and his 22 1/2 pass pressures is only four fewer than Houston’s. He’s done this despite attracting a ton of attention from opposing offenses because no other Bill is making them pay.

    ▪ Teams have had success running and throwing at inside linebacker Preston Brown this year. Brown is a big, physical guy who looks the part and has a good football IQ but isn’t a great athlete. The Chiefs would be wise to do the same.

    ▪ Former Mizzou corner (and Fort Osage grad) E.J. Gaines is a solid player for the Bills on the back end.

    ▪ Cornerback Tre’Davious White is in the midst of a nice rookie season. The Bills’ first-round pick — he was taken with the Chiefs’ original pick, which they swapped to move up and select quarterback Patrick Mahomes — has been beaten deep this year, but he still leads the Bills in pass deflections with 13. The Chiefs liked him, too; they interviewed him at the NFL Combine in February.

    ▪ Safety Trae Elston is a hitter.

    Prediction: Chiefs 24-17

    After the Chiefs’ miserable loss to the Giants a week ago, I wrote that I will no longer refer to this team as a Super Bowl contender until it makes multiple strides in multiple areas. That remains the case. However, I do think the Chiefs are better than the Bills, and I’m banking on Andy Reid preventing this particular team — which still has lots of talent — from losing five of six games. I do not think it will be easy, because breaking out of slumps in the NFL is usually difficult, but I do think the Chiefs will beat the Bills and win enough games down the stretch to win the AFC West for the second straight year. What they do after that, though, remains a major question mark.
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    Another great start to the game day thread TopekaRoy! And I must say, your "sportsarefree" suggestion for streaming the games is OUTSTANDING! I've watched most of the Chiefs games on it and several other games as well and the streams have all been the best I've seen. No lag. No cutting out for minutes at a time. Just REALLY GOOD STREAMS!

    Today's game is CRITICAL. We've got the Bills at home and at the Jets next week and we need to get back our 2 game lead in the West. Then we have 3 straight home games against the Raiders, Chargers and Dolphins. If we get some momentum back against the Bills and Jets then all three of the following home games are very winnable. To close out the season we have the damned Broncos in Denver and while I don't see the Broncos being in contention then we all know that no matter what their record is they will be chomping at the bit to see if they can be a spoiler for us.

    Before the season started, I said our record in the division games would be the key to our season. Right now we are 2-1 in the division. If we can go 5-1 in the division, then we will win the division. 4-2 in the division would likely win us the division. But 3-3 in the division will probably mean that our best hope is a wildcard. Not where we want to be. Put simply, we can't afford to lose more than 1 more game this season because while 9-7 might actually win us the West this year doing it that way would make it pretty meaningless. We MUST get back to our winning ways and that STARTS TODAY!

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