Chiefs 3

(5-4, 2-3 away)

Bills 14

(4-5, 4-1 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 13, 2005

Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, NY 

1 2 3 4 T
KC 3 0 0 03
BUF 0 7 7 014

Top Performers

Passing: T. Green (KC) - 220 YDS, 3 INT

Rushing: L. Johnson (KC) - 27 CAR, 132 YDS

Receiving: T. Gonzalez (KC) - 8 REC, 81 YDS

Losman comes off bench to lead Bills over Chiefs

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- J.P. Losman discovered something about himself while he spent the last month stewing on the sideline.

It was over when ...
Rashad Baker's interception at the Chiefs' 27 in the third quarter set up J.P. Losman's second TD throw.
Game ball goes to ...
Losman -- the former starter -- who came off the bench to lead touchdown drives on two of his four possessions.
ESPN's take ...
Eric Allen I spoke with J.P. Losman and he was excited to have the opportunity to come back and play in this game. He said while he was on the sidelines he learned that he needed to play with a chip on his shoulder and with more passion. He said he has always played that way, but this season he was handed the job and didn't play with that type of zeal early in the season. I don't expect him to put up spectacular numbers this season, but he showed an ability to make the plays and he read the defense well.
-- Eric Allen

The angrier he is, the better he plays.

Taking all the emotions that built up since losing his starting job to Kelly Holcomb, Losman let loose his frustrations on the Kansas City Chiefs, leading the Buffalo Bills to a 14-3 victory Sunday.

Stepping in after Holcomb sustained a concussion in the second quarter, Losman engineered scoring drives on two of his first four possessions, showing he's ready to reclaim his old job.

"I like playing mad. I like playing upset," Losman said. "I feel like it was a comeback for me. Whether I played good or bad, I loved the way I focused. I loved the way I was concentrating. I loved that anger."

Losman finished 9-of-16 for 137 yards, hitting Lee Evans for both touchdowns. Losman was focused and efficient, looking nothing like the hesitant first-year starter who went 1-3 before being replaced by Holcomb following a 19-7 loss to New Orleans on Oct. 2.

The Bills (4-5), coming off their bye week, snapped a two-game losing streak and won with a defense further depleted by injuries.

Defensive tackle Sam Adams missed his first game of the season because of a knee injury and veteran free safety Troy Vincent hurt his shoulder in the second quarter and didn't return.

The Bills generated three interceptions, a fumble and six sacks. Kansas City's three points were the fewest Buffalo has allowed since beating New England 31-0 in the 2003 season opener.

Kansas City (5-4) lost its fifth straight game at Buffalo, and failed to build off a last-second 27-23 win over Oakland last weekend.

Trent Green was uncharacteristically sloppy, going 23-of-40 for 220 yards and three interceptions -- after throwing three in his previous eight games. His 41.7 passer rating was his worst since a 35.5 against the New York Jets in 2001.

"It's very frustrating," Green said. "We had too many turnovers and they played very good bend-but-don't-break defense. They had two big plays and we didn't have any."

Larry Johnson had 132 yards rushing in his first start since the Chiefs placed Priest Holmes on injured reserve because of head and neck injuries earlier this week.

Kansas City lost despite generating more yards (316 to Buffalo's 209), more first downs (22-9) and controlling the ball for nearly 35 minutes.

The problem was how the Chiefs persistently squandered opportunities.

Of seven drives into Buffalo territory, Kansas City mustered Lawrence Tynes' 35-yard field goal that opened the scoring.

The other six drives ended with two punts, two missed field goals, a fumble and giving the ball up on downs.

"Even though you control the ball for 10 minutes more and make more yards, it doesn't matter," Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said. "You have to score points. It's disappointing to come up here and not play better."

Defensive end Jared Allen put the loss on the defense.

"We should have won the game 3-0," Allen said. "For two plays they were better than us. And that was the deciding factor."

The Bills defense wasn't going to let this one get away.

"They came in and tried to take over our house and we weren't going to let it happen," said linebacker London Fletcher, who led the team with 20 tackles.

Linebacker Jeff Posey noted Losman's play.

"To be able to come in when his number is called, that says a lot about the guy," Posey said. "It tells you what kind of character, what kind of guy he is."

Losman's first touchdown pass -- a 33-yarder to Evans -- came on his first series. His second touchdown pass, coming midway through the third quarter, was his best throw. He hit Evans with a perfectly placed pass over the receiver's right shoulder, in stride and a step ahead of Eric Warfield.

"That just came with having a lot of pocket poise and just trusting and throwing," Evans said, referring to Losman. "I think he's got a lot more confidence."

Game notes

Tight end Tony Gonzalez had eight catches for 81 yards, giving him 7,362 for his career, passing Otis Taylor to become the team's all-time leading receiver. ... Losman finished with a career-high 124.2 passer rating. ... Tynes had his streak of consecutive field goals end at 14 when he was wide right from 44 yards. ... Chiefs RG Will Shields became only the fourth non-kicker since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to start 200 consecutive games. ... Bills K Rian Lindell missed two field goal attempts, including a 28-yarder wide left.

Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


Team Stat Comparison

1st Downs229
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
Total Plays7852
Total Yards316209
Yards per play4.14.0
Total Drives1513
Yards per pass
Interceptions thrown
Sacks-Yards Lost
Rushing Attempts
Yards per rush
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-10-3
Fumbles lost
Interceptions thrown
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00

Passing Leaders


Rushing Leaders


Receiving Leaders


Scoring Summary

kcFG1:23Lawrence Tynes 27 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 45 yds, 3:59
bufTD2:00Lee Evans, 33 yd pass from J.P. Losman (Rian Lindell kick is good)
Drive info: 8 plays, 65 yds, 2:37
bufTD8:26Lee Evans, 29 yd pass from J.P. Losman (Rian Lindell kick is good)
Drive info: 3 plays, 27 yds, 1:07