NFL picks and predictions: Chiefs expected to beat Bills
By Matt Conner
Our Arrowhead Addict staff writers have made their picks and predictions for the Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs game for Week 12.
Another week brings another round of NFL picks and predictions from our Arrowhead Addict writing staff. Here are our takes for Week 12’s match-up at Arrowhead that brings the Buffalo Bills in town to face the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs 20, Bills 10
LeSean McCoy will get his yards. Tyrod Taylor will move the chains with his legs a few times enough to make us sweat about the Chiefs pass rush. But in the end, the talent level is a bit too lopsided here for the Chiefs to not be able to right the ship—or at least put one in the win column. It’s hard to believe the Chiefs can exorcise their demons but a win would be a nice start to at least slow the panic. [Matt Conner]
Chiefs 24, Bills 17
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This game is going to be largley dependent on who starts for the Bills this week. Even after throwing five interceptions inthe first half of last weeks game, Sean McDermott could still go with rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman. If they start Peterman, it could give the Chiefs the boost they need to get back on track. If they go back to Tyrod Taylor, I think the Chiefs will have a tough day trying to corral the mobile quarterback. [Kody Latham]
Chiefs 21, Bills 20
In what, at this point is the most difficult game to predict perhaps of the season, a Chiefs team that has not looked good on offense now in a very very long time takes on a Buffalo team coming off an extremely ugly and devastating loss to the Chargers after the curious decision to remove the unspectacular Tyrod Taylor for the spectacularly bad late round rookie Nathan Peterman. What QB will play this weekend for Buffalo is a mystery, and the biggest mystery of all is what in the world is happening with the Chiefs.
A timid defense and lackluster offense coming off a bye week that was preceded by a lackluster offense and timid defense in a loss to the Cowboys hopes to get healthy in a game against Buffalo a week after perhaps the most surprising and disappointing Chiefs performance of the Andy Reid era and perhaps predating even that. If the effort and execution doesn’t improve, the Chiefs goal of a long post season run is more a pipe dream then achievable reality. [John McCarty]
Chiefs 31, Bills 20
This game could go either way with two of the leagues floundering teams. LeSean McCoy will likely have room to run and keep things close. I think the Chiefs pull this one out on the back of Kareem Hunt and an opportunistic defense that forces at least 2 turnovers. [Thomas Welte]
Chiefs 30, Bills 21
The Chiefs will beat the Bills 30-21 on Sunday. The offense will attempt to prove all is well and Alex Smith is still the man. If the team starts slow the We Want Pat chants will be very loud. But against a bad team, at home coming off the most embarrassing loss I can remember in Chiefs history, they will rebound. They will be a good enough team to beat a bad team like is expected. The win will be nice, but it will change nothing. [Britt Zank]