The Kansas City Chiefs improve to 5-1 on the 2020 season after a 26-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills. It was a rainy day in Buffalo, so the Chiefs went to the ground game. Usually, Kansas City likes to air it out and throw the ball down-field. However, during this Monday afternoon matchup, Kansas City ran the ball all over the Bills’ defense.
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire was aware this week that the Chiefs signed RB Le’Veon Bell, and it seems the rookie running back wanted to show he is the featured back in this offense. Since Edwards-Helaire’s Week 1 performance against the Houston Texans, the KC offense has not been featuring the running game a lot. However, this week was the opposite. Edwards-Helaire had 26 carries for 161 yards on the ground vs. Buffalo. The young running back didn’t punch one into the end zone but did get a bulk of carries.
Next week, it seems Le’Veon Bell will be active and will be getting some playing time. However, it is not known who will be RB1 next week. After this week’s performance from the rookie, it is going to be hard to not feed the hot hand.
Mahomes To Kelce Double Dose
TE Travis Kelce caught two touchdowns in the first half against Buffalo that led to the Chiefs getting a halftime lead. QB Patrick Mahomes found Kelce in the first quarter on an 11-yard strike to answer the Bills field goal. Later in the first half, Mahomes found Kelce again for a 12-yard touchdown which gave the Chiefs a 13-10 lead.
First Time For Everything
The Chiefs finished the game with 245 rushing yards and 225 passing yards. It was the first time since Mahomes became the starting quarterback that the Chiefs finished a game with more rushing yards than passing yards. Despite running the ball more, Patrick Mahomes still had an excellent day. Mahomes went 21-26, for 225 yards, and 2 touchdowns.
The Kansas City Chiefs now improve to 5-1 on the season and have made a major statement that they have bounced back from their loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. Kansas City will now travel to Denver and take on the Broncos who are coming off an impressive win over the New England Patriots. Denver is 2-3 on the season, and have won 2 in a row after starting the season 0-3. The Broncos got their starting quarterback back in Drew Lock and are back home for the first time since week 3.
However, the Chiefs have dominated the Broncos recently. The Chiefs have won the last nine games against Denver. The last time the Broncos were victorious against KC was back in 2015 in a 31-24 shootout. In that game, Peyton Manning threw three touchdowns, while Alex Smith threw 2 interceptions.