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Chiefs VS. Bills Week 2 Preview
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On September 11, 2012 @ 9:47 pm In Latest News | Comments Disabled
Apologies if you took the Chiefs with your NFL picks last weekend. They were thoroughly outclassed by the Atlanta Falcons 40-24 at home, but maybe they can rebound in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills.
After all, the Bills were dominated in their Week 1 matchup as well.
Kansas City simply had no answer for the Falcons’ offense throughout the day. The Chiefs couldn’t stop Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and Roddy White whatsoever.
Turnovers were also an issue. The Falcons had zero, while the Chiefs had an interception and two lost fumbles. Losing the turnover battle is always going to put you in a tough spot, especially against an offense as productive as Atlanta’s.
At least the Chiefs were able to move the ball pretty well themselves on offense.
Matt Cassel had 258 yards and both a passing and rushing score but threw two picks, while the KC ground game accounted for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries. Jamaal Charles, in his official return to the real deal following knee surgery, led the way with 87 yards and a 5.4 average YPC.
Another pleasant surprise was Dexter McCluster, who emerged as a legitimate threat by catching six passes for 82 yards. Cassel was frequently checking down and often found the speedy McCluster.
Obviously the main issue from Week 1 was the terrible defensive performance. Still, there’s little chance the Chiefs will be giving up 40 points again versus Buffalo.
The Bills will be without starting running back Fred Jackson, though C.J. Spiller torched the Jets when he took over the primary duties. Ryan Fitzpatrick looked shaky however, meaning Kansas City will have a great chance at getting a road win and evening up their record at 1-1.
With a tough Week 3 visit to New Orleans, lord knows the Chiefs need a win.
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