Five Chiefs players who need to step up versus the Buffalo Bills

Heading into the Week 14 showdown against the Buffalo Bills, which players on the KC Chiefs need to step up to bounce back and improve to 9-4?

Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25)
Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (25) / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Chris Jones

Very few players on the Chiefs this season have been more polarizing than star defensive tackle Chris Jones. From sitting out all of training camp and missing the season's first game, he unfortunately lost a lot of goodwill with the Chiefs fanbase.

Over the past five games, which has included three Kansas City defeats, totaling only two sacks over that time frame and has also been underwhelming against the run.

Although the Bills have had a very strong season protecting Josh Allen, rookie right guard O'Cyrus Torrence has been the clear weak link. Jones needs to beat up the rookie throughout this game as getting to Allen quickly is paramount. The longer that Allen sits in the pocket, the more likely he'll be able to run for a big gain and make a game-changing throw.

In such an important game, the Chiefs need to generate pressure with just the front four and Chris Jones is the biggest part of that. As the leader of the defensive line, Jones needs to step up in one of the most important regular season games of the Patrick Mahomes era.