The Kansas City Chiefs were able to win their fifth consecutive game in the most unpredictable way possible. Everyone believed that the Chiefs would either win or lose a low-scoring game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. Instead, the Chiefs scored 30 points and won 30-22.
Kansas City looked awful in the firs portion of the game, allowing 158 receiving yards in the first half to Sammy Watkins, along with two touchdowns. The Chiefs could not get anything done offensively in the first three series, then suddenly never punted again.
Kansas City was led by superb efforts across the board, ranging from Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin to Travis Kelce and Spencer Ware. Ware has been incredible while filling in for Charcandrick West, rolling for 114 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Meanwhile, Maclin showed why he is a superstar, going for nine catches on 11 targets with 160 yards and a touchdown.
Kelce chipped in with four important catches for 69 yards and a score, while Smith made all the huge plays. Look, nobody is writing home about a 19-for-30 performance for 255 yards and a pair of touchdowns. However, Smith made the difference. He ran for a major first down in the fourth quarter, diving head-first to get to the marker. When the Chiefs were down 16-7 and on the ropes, Smith went for broke and hit Maclin with a perfect 41-yard scoring strike.
At this point, Kansas City is 6-5 and in the playoffs if the season ended today. You’ve gotta love it.