Josh Allen, Bills quarterback, sprinted to the left on Arrowhead Stadium’s mushy turf. He saw Chiefs defensive back Golow for the tackle. Allen leapt over him for the first down.
It’s fitting that Buffalo cleared the AFC’s biggest hurdles on Sunday night.
Allen threw three touchdowns and ran for 315 yards. Micah Hyde returned a rare Patrick Mahomes pick 26 yards for a TD. The Bills won a 38-20 win over Kansas City in a rematch of the conference title game that was delayed by lightning for more than an hour.
Allen said, “I believe this is going to become a bigger deal than what it is.” We’re in Week 5,” Allen said. “Four wins does not get you to the playoffs. We were able to win. This is our goal every week: to be strong despite lightning delays. “I’m proud to see how the team dealt with this situation.”
Bills’ Emmanuel Sanders had two TD catches. Dawson Knox received 117 yards and the other one.
“We’re going enjoy it on our return flight. It’s obvious that I enjoy it out there, I can hear my voice screaming,” Sanders stated. “But at the same, it’s still not like we won Super Bowl.” It’s Week 5. It’s Week 5. We must get back to work.”
Mahomes ended with 272 yards of passing and two touchdowns, along with two interceptions (and a lost fumble) — three of the four turnovers for his team. Mahomes was also the Chiefs’ leading rusher (2-3) as the team struggled to offensively overcome a tough Buffalo defense.
Clyde Edwards -Helaire, running back, suffered a knee injury in the second period. Travis Kelce was also forced to leave in the final minutes of the match after sustaining a head injury from an incomplete pass.
The Chiefs were down to 21-20 in the fourth quarter, when Rashad Fenton intercepted Allen’s pass via a third-down jump ball at midfield. However, Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark was cited for roughing the passer. The Bills were given the ball and a new set of downs and marched downfield to score the winning touchdown.
“We know that we have the ability to succeed. Mahomes stated that we have many great players who have also been very successful elsewhere. “We know that we have what is required. It’s about coming together and finding a way.
Since January, when the Chiefs beat Buffalo to reach the Super Bowl, the game was hotly anticipated. This was largely due to the promise of a once-in-a-lifetime showcase of two of the AFC’s most talented offenses.
Kansas City’s problem? It also has the worst defenses.
It was obvious long before L’Jarius Sneed blew cover on a 35 yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders, which gave Buffalo a 14-10 lead. Daniel Sorensen also blew coverage of a Stefon Diggs pass from 61 yards to Stefon Sanders that resulted into a field goal. Or when the safety covered Dawson Knox, a tight end that resulted a 53-yard touchdown reception.
Allen completed only seven passes in the first period. They ran for 219 yards and scored two touchdowns.
Andy Reid, Chiefs coach, said that the Chiefs were embarrassed by their defensive performance. “We need to improve.”
At halftime, the Chiefs trailed only 24-13. The lightning lit up the sky and sent fans scrambling for the concourses. After warming up, the Bills were pulled from the field after an hour.
When the game was finally resuming, things didn’t get much better for Kansas City.
After they traded punts Mahomes slung the bullet off Tyreek Hill’s hand and straight to Hyde who was left with nothing but mushy green fields in front. It was returned 26 yards by Mahomes, his first pick-six of the season.
On their next possession, the Chiefs drove quickly into the Buffalo red zone. But Mahomes threw an interception that Greg Rousseau blasted at the line. It was intercepted by the rookie defensive end.
Hyde stated, “We knew that we were going to take some hits coming out.” “We had to weather every storm. Literally. We were able do that. The second half was a great success. We learned some important lessons that helped us get over the line.
Josh Gordon, Chiefs wide receiver, was activated for the first-time. After his sixth suspension, the NFL allowed him to sign late last month. Gordon was penalized for offensive pass interference after he also caught a pass for 11 yards.
After being tackled by Chiefs’ Edwards Helaire following a screen pass at 8:08 in the third quarter, Edwards-Helaire suffered a left knee injury. After back-to-back 100 yard rushing games, he finished with 13 yards.
On Oct. 18, the Bills will play at Tennessee in primetime.
Next Sunday, the Chiefs will travel to Washington.