Chiefs-Bills: The most important game of the season

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The Bills’ offensive line vs. The Chiefs’ pass rush

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The Kansas City Chiefs boast a top-10 pass rush in the NFL in 2015 (tied for sixth in the league with 29 team sacks). Conversely, the Buffalo Bills’ offensive line has surrendered 27 sacks — an average of three sacks per game — (good for ninth-worst in the league). A raucous Arrowhead crowd might give Kansas City’s outstanding pass rushers a slight edge in this aspect of the game.

Keeping Tyrod Taylor upright will be a challenge for Rex Ryan and Greg Roman, but he’s also one of the most mobile quarterbacks the Chiefs have faced this year.

The Chiefs’ ground game vs. The Bills’ run defense

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During the Chiefs’ four-game win streak, they’ve posted an eye-popping 603 rushing yards as a team. Surprisingly, they’ve done that despite the absence of two-time All-Pro Jamaal Charles. The Buffalo Bills were the 12th-best run defense in the league coming into Week 11 and may prove challenging in Sunday’s game. The Bills have allowed just one 100-yard rushing day all season (T.J. Yeldon in Week 7). As such, this game could very well be won or lost in the trenches.

The Chiefs face arguably their biggest challenge of the season on Sunday. A win could give the Chiefs real confidence that they can complete an utterly improbable playoff run. A loss will narrow an already paper thin margin for error. If the Chiefs can summon the same energy and tenacity they’ve had over the past two weeks, they’ll have a great shot to win their fifth-straight game.

What are your keys to a Chiefs win on Sunday? Will this game be as hard fought as the last two between these teams? Are the Chiefs picking up steam just in time for the stretch run or primed for a fall against an evenly-matched opponent? Use the comment section below to chime in. As always, we appreciate your readership and support.

Until next time, Addicts!