Posted Sun Sep 11th by Monty
Since the Broncos play tomorrow, and we love the NFL, we’re keeping tabs on how the other teams in the AFC West fared today. (San Diego recap).
The 2010 AFC West champions didn’t start the defense of their division title with any sort of gusto.
Or toughness. Or anything really resembling football efficiency.
Watch game highlights and read the AP recap to have the grim picture painted for you. The Kansas City Chiefs fumbled and bumbled their way to their most lopsided home loss in 35 years. Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw four touchdown passes, and Jamaal Charles was held to 56 rushing yards as the Bills cruised to a 41-7 victory.
Again, this was against the Buffalo Bills. The Buffalo Bills. The Chiefs might be in trouble.
While it’s foolish to draw conclusions from the first week of the NFL season (see: Buffalo 31, New England 0, Week 1 2003), it’s equally foolish to not acknowledge that the calendar year has changed. The Chiefs boasted the league’s second-leading rusher last year in Jamaal Charles. The Bills were the league’s worst rushing defense. It’s a new year, folks. Let’s see how the rest of the AFC West reacts to the calendar change.