Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods (10) attempts to make a catch with Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Cooper (31) defending during the third quarter of an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. Woods was injured on the play and left the game. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)
Turnovers Costly In Bills' Loss To Chiefs
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN) The Buffalo Bills were starting their third quarterback of the season and taking on the league’s only undefeated team. For a while they were taking it to the Kansas City Chiefs as C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson combined for over 200 yards in offense but in the end, turnovers and an opportunistic K.C. defense who edged the hometown team 23-13 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The Chiefs took the opening kickoff and were forced to punt by the Bills’ defenders. Leodis McKelvin took the punt return 89 yards to the end zone but the play was nullified by a Buffalo penalty during the return.
The Bills were able to get on the scoreboard a short time later as Jeff Tuel, who after misfiring on a deep pass to T.J. Graham went to the well again and found Marquis Goodwin on a 59-yard scoring play which gave the Bills a 7-0 lead.
On the next Buffalo offensive series, Tuel made costly error when he overthrew tight end, Scott Chandler and was intercepted by Kansas City. The Chiefs took the ball 32 yards on 10 plays but had to settle for a Ryan Succop field goal to
trim the Bills’ lead to 7-3
It appeared the Bills were going to increase their lead by seven when they drove to the Kansas City eight yard line but had to settle for a Dan Carpenter field goal from 26 yards out. That gave the Bills a 10-3 lead going into halftime and the Buffalo faithful were thinking about a big upset.
C.J. Spiller flashed his brilliance on the first play of the second half rumbling for 61 yards to the KC 19. Jackson with three hard runs to the Cheifs’ one yard line. Once again a turnover by the rookie signal caller hurt the team as Tuel’s pass was intercepted and returned 100 yards by Kansas City who tied the score at 10-10 and took momentum away from the Bills.
The Final nail in the coffin for Buffalo came early in the fourth quarter when Tuel completed a short pass to T.J. Graham who then had the ball stripped and was recovered by Tamba Hali of the Chiefs who returned it 11 yards for the touchdown. K.C. tacked on another field goal to solidify the 23-13 win.
The Bills got a little banged up as both Goodwin and Robert Woods were taken for x-rays, their availability will be in question next week when the team travels to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers next Sunday.