1:00 PM ET, September 11, 2011
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's been a long time since the Buffalo Bills were worried about anybody putting them on a pedestal.A franchise that was once the gold-standard in the AFC hasn't sniffed success in years. The Bills were 4-12 last season, haven't had a winning record since 2004, and haven't been to the playoffs since some of their players were in grade school.Get ready for the spotlight, boys, even if it's just for a week.
Gailey was the Chiefs' offensive coordinator under Herm Edwards in 2008. He was fired during the 2009 preseason. ... The Chiefs were 7-1 at Arrowhead last season. ... Kelvin Sheppard's recovery of McCluster's fumble was the first by a Bills rookie in a season opener since Dan Jilek and Ken Jones each had one against Miami on Sept. 13, 1976. ... Bills CB Terrence McGee left in the first quarter with a hamstring injury and did not return.
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Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||3.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||4-5||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||12:19||Scott Chandler 4 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 26 yds, 2:39
|TD||1:02||Steve Johnson 27 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 75 yds, 3:37
|FG||6:50||Rian Lindell 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 50 yds, 5:04
|FG||5:42||Rian Lindell 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 1 yds, 0:49
|TD||1:51||Jamaal Charles 6 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 81 yds, 3:52
|TD||4:23||Scott Chandler 11 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 59 yds, 5:52
|TD||0:19||Donald Jones 4 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 32 yds, 2:50
|TD||11:57||C.J. Spiller 9 Yard Run (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 28 yds, 2:11
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 8-of-12 (66.7 percent) passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns on throws 11-or-more yards downfield Sunday. Four of those completions went to tight end Scott Chandler, including a touchdown. Fitzpatrick completed only one pass of that distance to a tight end all of last season.
Remember the home-field advantage the Chiefs had at Arrowhead? It hasn't been around lately. They have lost their last 3 home games including playoffs by 34, 23 and 21 points respectively. They lost by 34 points to the Bills on Sunday.
Sunday's 34-point loss to the Bills marked the 2nd-worst home defeat in Chiefs franchise history. Their only worse defeat came in Week 9 to the Steelers in 1976 when they lost 45-0.
The Chiefs 34-point loss to the Bills was their worst season-opening defeat in franchise history. Before Sunday, their worst Week 1 loss at home was by 16 points[+]
Worst Losses In Season Opener - Chiefs History
The Bills led 14-0 at the end of the 1st quarter. The last time the Bills scored 14 pts in the 1st quarter was Sept. 20, 2009 vs Tampa Bay (17 pts).
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