Buffalo Bills prove to be top dog in AFC with lopsided win over the mighty Kansas City Chiefs
They said it couldn't be done! The collective voice of Kansas City and their leader, the always-wise Nick Wright, claimed that the 2-2 Chiefs would "dog walk" the 3-1 Buffalo Bills. Today, Chiefs Twitter -- along with Brittany Matthews-Mahomes -- is the saltiest it's been since getting blown out in Super Bowl LV by Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Really, don't take me seriously I'm kidding (only half though, I do dislike Nick Wright with every ounce of my being)
I am actually extremely grateful for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. Without them, Josh Allen and the Bills might not have pushed themselves to get any better than they were last year. They still had one more team to topple in the AFC, and the Chiefs were the final hurdle (no pun intended) that the Bills had to leap in order to put all the doubt to bed.
Josh Allen hurdles over L'Jarius Sneed (Jill Toyoshiba/Kansas City Star)
Vintage Josh Allen leads the offense to another gem
Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen has done it again; after a slow start to the season where many analysists and "experts" accused him of taking a step back compared to his 2020 campaign, he went out and put up another gem. He's deadly through the air, he's deadly on the ground; I mean, did you see him hurdle over Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed?! For being 6'5", 240 pounds, the man is pretty darn athletic. Allen has rightfully earned the nickname, "Air Allen" by Bills Mafia.
Allen threw 315 yards for three touchdowns, and racked up 59 rushing yards along with a rushing touchdown.
Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders continues to impress, as he recorded 54 receiving yards and caught two touchdowns. Stefon Diggs made the most of his five targets, turning them into 69 yards including a crucial 61 yard-reception on 3rd & 8 that set Buffalo up for a field goal to take the lead early on in the game. A lead in which Buffalo would never surrender for the rest of the night.
Dawson Knox has been a top-three tight end throughout the first five weeks of the season, and Sunday night was no exception. Knox turned three receptions in 117 yards and one touchdown, remaining a new favorite target for Josh Allen.
Buffalo's defense remains the best in the league
A lot of doubters have discredited the Bills early season defensive success by claiming their opponents throughout the first four weeks of the year have been low tier offenses.
Well, what's their excuse now? I would like to see the doubters scramble for an excuse as to how the Bills defense was able to hold Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Clyde Edwards-Helaire (before the injury) and Tyreek Hill -- among other deadly offensive weapons in Kansas City -- to 20 points?
Rookie defensive end, Greg Rousseau, has proven once again why he was considered one of the steal's of the 2021 NFL draft, leading the way with five total tackles, one sack and an interception in the Chiefs redzone. Boogie Basham and Jerry Hughes also combined for one sack.
Patrick Mahomes spent a lot of the night going backwards -- much like he did in Super Bowl LV -- getting hit all over as the Bills defense swarmed him.
So much for the "newly revamped Chiefs offensive line!" Give me a break.
Safety Micah Hyde recorded his third interception of the season against Mahomes and the Chiefs, but the icing on the cake is that he returned this interception for a pick six! Micah Hyde is impossible to keep an eye on in the backfield, he seems to be everywhere and anywhere at once, and like a cobra, can strike at a moments notice.
Buffalo will take on the Tennessee Titans in Week 6 on Monday Night Football, where Josh Allen and the Bills will look to continue their primetime dominance.