On this episode of Roughing the Kicker, Joshua Brisco goes deep into the Chiefs’ tightly-contested victory over the Buffalo Bills, revisiting the progress of the game, the treatment of Sammy Watkins, the state of the offensive line, the superb play of Alex Smith and Spencer Ware, and much more. Then, a preview and prediction for when the Chiefs travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders, giving the Chiefs a chance to collect some breathing room in the AFC playoff race.
We just watched the 2015 Chiefs win in come-from-behind fashion on the arm of Alex Smith and legs of Spencer Ware. That’s a new one.
Adam Teicher said the Chiefs had lost 20 of the previous 21 games in which they trailed by at least 10 points. The Chiefs trailed the Bills 10-0.
Sammy Watkins was on pace for a historical day after a dominant first half – and was then silenced in second.
Alex Smith made two good deep passes and one absolute dime. He scrambled for two wild first downs. He saw a blitz coming from Rex Ryan’s defense and audibled into a screen that pushed the Chiefs to another first down. Alex Smith played a fantastic game.
Spencer Ware is running like Adrian Peterson’s younger brother.
The offensive line, which had been playing quite poorly, saw their three best linemen get injured on Sunday. Somehow the line held up.
The NFL is incredibly odd, and the Chiefs are playing right into that fact. After a fifth straight victory, the Chiefs are primed to go from 1-5 to a playoff spot, and it’s an incredibly fun time to be a fan. But so many versions of Chiefs teams that we have seen in the past would not have pulled off the win against the Bills, and Alex Smith is at the forefront of the Chiefs’ changing identity.
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