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Wile_E_Coyote
11-10-2005, 08:38 PM
http://sportsnetwork.com/default.asp?c=sportsnetwork&page=nfl/news/ABN3988885.htm

(Sports Network) - The Kansas City Chiefs hope to ride the momentum from last Sunday's dramatic win into the second half of the season, as they battle the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

KC head coach Dick Vermeil showed a great deal of guts in the home win over the Oakland Raiders.

With no time outs and five seconds left, Vermeil opted to run the ball from the one-yard line even though a field goal would have tied the score at 23-23 and sent the game into overtime. Instead Larry Johnson took a handoff and dove into the end zone with no time left to give the Chiefs the 27-23 victory.

Johnson is now the Chiefs starting running back since Priest Holmes was placed on injured reserve this week with head and neck problems. It is the second straight season that Holmes had his year ended by injury.

The Bills had off last week after heading into the bye with two straight losses. Their latest setback came on October 30 in New England. The Patriots edged Buffalo, 21-16.

SERIES HISTORY

Buffalo holds an 18-16-1 edge in its all-time regular season series with Kansas City, but has dropped two straight since defeating the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in 2000. Kansas City was a 38-5 home winner when the teams last met, at Arrowhead in 2003. Buffalo was a 20-9 victor when the teams last met in western New York, in 1996, and the Chiefs are 0-2 in regular season games played in Buffalo since last winning there in 1986.

In addition to their regular season edge, the Bills hold a 2-1 advantage in postseason games against the Chiefs. Buffalo was a 30-13 home winner in the 1993 AFC Championship; won by a 37-14 margin at home in a 1991 AFC Divisional Playoff; and was a 31-7 home loser in the 1966 AFL Championship.

Kansas City's Dick Vermeil is 4-0 all-time against Buffalo, including 2-0 since taking the helm of the Chiefs in 2001. The Bills' Mike Mularkey will be meeting both Vermeil and the Chiefs for the first time as a head coach.

CHIEFS OFFENSE VS. BILLS DEFENSE

Trent Green turned in a strong effort against the Raiders, completing 22-of-35 passes for 235 yards with a touchdown pass. Green (1,931 yards, 7 TD, 3 INT) has had a quarterback rating of over 85.0 in five straight games. Tight end Tony Gonzalez had his third straight solid outing for the Chiefs, hauling in five passes for 70 yards. After a slow start to the season, Gonzalez (37 receptions, 376 yards, 1 TD) has averaged 6.3 catches and 78 yards in the last three games. Eddie Kennison (37 rec., 548 yards, 2 TD) added five catches for 60 yards, while Johnson (9 receptions, 115 yards) caught three passes for 48 yards out of the backfield. The Chiefs are ranked 11th in the NFL with 228.9 passing yards per game.

The Bills have the league's best passing defense and it showed against the Patriots two weeks ago. Tom Brady threw for 199 yards and a touchdown, marking the only time this season that the Pats quarterback has been held under 200 yards this year. Cornerback Terrence McGee (46 tackles, 2 INT) had seven tackles, while defensive end Aaron Schobel (31 tackles, 5 sacks) added five stops and sacked Brady twice. Buffalo's top-rated passing defense has surrendered just 156.9 yards per game.

The Chiefs did a solid job of running the ball on Sunday despite the absence of starting running back Priest Holmes. Johnson (506 yards, 6 TD) filled in very well, running the ball 22 times for 107 yards. He also scored two touchdowns, both of which came in the fourth quarter. Johnson will have big shoes to fill in Holmes, who accounted for 451 yards and six TDs on the ground this season. Kansas City is seventh in the NFL with 128.9 rushing yards per game.

Buffalo excellence in passing defense this year has not made it any easier for the team to stop the run. The Bills are currently 31st in the league in rushing defense, allowing 150.8 yards on the ground per contest. That being said, the Bills did a nice job against the Patriots and allowed just 93 rushing yards in the loss. Linebacker Jeff Posey (30 tackles) made six stops, while tackle Lauvale Sape added his first four tackles of the season.

BILLS OFFENSE VS. CHIEFS DEFENSE

The Bills have been 2-2 since Kelly Holcomb has taken over for J.P. Losman as the team's starting quarterback. Holcomb (790 yards, 6 TD, 3 INT) has been solid, posting a 92.0 QB rating this season. He was 20-of-33 for 263 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Eric Moulds (37 receptions, 363 yards, 3 TD) was by far Holcomb's favorite receiver, hauling in nine balls for 125 yards and a touchdown. The Bills have the third-worst passing offense in the NFL, averaging 130.1 yards per game.

The Chiefs have struggled against the pass all season long, but did an excellent job against a high-powered Oakland attack last week. Kerry Collins and the Raiders offense came into the game with the fourth-best passing attack in the NFL and KC's defense held them to 162 net yards through the air. Cornerback Eric Warfield (16 tackles) had a team-high 11 tackles for the Chiefs, while safety Greg Wesley (49 tackles, 3 INT) posted an interception. Linebacker Kawika Mitchell (52 tackles, 2 sacks) posted the team's only sack. Kansas City still has the 31st-ranked passing defense in the NFL, surrendering 260.6 yards through the air per contest.

Willis McGahee posted his fourth 100-yard game of the season two weeks ago, rushing for 136 yards against the Patriots. McGahee is fourth in the NFL this year with 790 rushing yards. Shaud Williams (121 yards) carried the ball five times for 14 yards, as Buffalo combined for 147 total yards on the ground.The Bills have the eighth-rated rushing offense in the league this year, pounding out 127.4 yards per game.

Kansas City put forth a decent effort against the Raiders' running game on Sunday, holding Oakland to 101 yards on the ground. LaMont Jordan paced the Raiders with 93 yards on 19 carries. Mitchell notched six tackles, while tackle John Browning led the defensive line with five stops. The Chiefs have the eighth-best rushing defense in the NFL this year (94.6 ypg).

OVERALL ANALYSIS

The Bills two losses before the bye week came on the road where Buffalo is 0-4 this season. The return to western New York, as well as the extra time off, will greatly benefit the Bills and they should feed of the hometown crowd. The Chiefs, on the other hand, are bound to come back to earth after the emotional victory last week. Also, despite the solid game against the Raiders, Kansas City has yet to show that it can defend on a consistent basis.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Bills 24, Chiefs 20

11/10 20:42:05 ET

Dunit35
11-10-2005, 08:46 PM
Im hoping our O will be on the field a lot, pounding the ball down their throats.

Wile_E_Coyote
11-10-2005, 08:52 PM
The Chiefs did a solid job of running the ball on Sunday despite the absence of starting running back Priest Holmes. Johnson (506 yards, 6 TD) filled in very well, running the ball 22 times for 107 yards. He also scored two touchdowns, both of which came in the fourth quarter. Johnson will have big shoes to fill in Holmes, who accounted for 451 yards and six TDson the ground this season. Kansas City is seventh in the NFL with 128.9 rushing yards per game.

Halfcan
11-10-2005, 08:58 PM
More Magic? Sign Penn and Teller-dammit Carl!

milkman
11-11-2005, 12:23 PM
More Magic? Sign Penn and Teller-dammit Carl!

We don't need Magic.

We have Larry and Derek.

Count Zarth
11-11-2005, 12:24 PM
We killed our demons in Miami.

I like our chances to kill them in Buffalo, too.

FAX
11-11-2005, 12:42 PM
A team called the Bills did amass
Good talent to defense the pass
But their middle linebacker
Was just a fudge packer
And on Sunday a Johnson ran right up his a$$

FAX

SPchief
11-11-2005, 12:44 PM
this thread needs

Count Zarth
11-11-2005, 12:45 PM
A team called the Bills did amass
Good talent to defense the pass
But their middle linebacker
Was just a fudge packer
And on Sunday a Johnson ran right up his a$$

FAX

FAX IS BACK!

FAX
11-11-2005, 01:34 PM
The Bills once had Thurman and Bruce
Cornelius, Andre and Juice
Now they're just fairies
So give LJ the carries
And ram a big Johnson up their caboose

FAX

Count Zarth
11-11-2005, 01:34 PM
The Bills once had Thurman and Bruce
Cornelius, Andre and Juice
Now they're just fairies
So give LJ the carries
And ram a big Johnson up their caboose

FAX

BRILLIANT!
ROFL

FAX
11-11-2005, 01:54 PM
A Bills linebacker named Swanson
Was a second round pick from Wisconson
He believed in gay pride
But Sunday he cried,
"Please stop! I can't take anymore Johnson!"

FAX

Skip Towne
11-11-2005, 02:17 PM
WOO HOO. FAX is back.

BigChiefFan
11-11-2005, 02:36 PM
This is a big game. This is no gimmee, but I like our chances. Let's hope we pound the ball down their throats and come out swingin'. Let's go Chiefs!!!

StcChief
11-11-2005, 02:43 PM
LJ coming out party.....run, control clock. Get the W.

Rausch
11-11-2005, 02:43 PM
The only magic the Chiefs need is LJ.

Tons and tons of LJ...

sedated
11-11-2005, 02:46 PM
Let the LJ Show begin (finally)

Rausch
11-11-2005, 02:49 PM
Let the LJ Show begin (finally)


All we need is some PB & J.

Pass blocking and Johnson...

elvomito
11-11-2005, 03:16 PM
is the bills' pass d ranked high because all people do is run at them?

Ari Chi3fs
11-11-2005, 03:31 PM
A team called the Bills did amass
Good talent to defense the pass
But their middle linebacker
Was just a fudge packer
And on Sunday a Johnson ran right up his a$$

FAX

:faints:

ExtremeChief
11-11-2005, 03:38 PM
A Bills linebacker named Swanson
Was a second round pick from Wisconson
He believed in gay pride
But Sunday he cried,
"Please stop! I can't take anymore Johnson!"

FAX

:thumb:

Gaz
11-12-2005, 06:09 AM
If you spell magic R O A F, then we definitely need some magic.

xoxo~
Gaz
Missing the big guy.

Count Zarth
11-12-2005, 12:20 PM
The only magic the Chiefs need is LJ.

Tons and tons of LJ...

Puff the magic Johnson.

Lived in my pants....

Calcountry
11-12-2005, 12:25 PM
The only magic the Chiefs need is LJ.

Tons and tons of LJ...But on the first play, i play action to LJ, then hit TG going staight down the seam, or EK on a post pattern long.

Even if it is incomplete, it mandates a little respect for our pass game.