KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 31: Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills passes during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 31 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Buffalo Bills will begin preparations for a Week 1 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs today. We may as well get prepped too, right? Let's start this process by taking a look back at the game between these two teams last year - a 13-10 overtime nail biter that the Chiefs won at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 8.
Earlier this off-season, we re-watched several Bills games from the 2010 season, including this matchup. In case you missed it - or just want to review it again to get back up to speed - here's what we noticed from that game.
- We used this pre-snap Chiefs motion to illustrate how good NFL teams - like the Chiefs - exploit personnel weaknesses, and how teams work to limit those weaknesses.
- The Chiefs exploited one of Buffalo's greatest weaknesses - defending misdirection defensively. This is something to keep an eye on with Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster in line for bigger offensive roles.
- Here are general, play-by-play notes taken from the first half (KC 7, BUF 0), second half (BUF 10, KC 3), and overtime (KC 3, BUF 0).
- In confirming suspicions, we discuss how teams - the Chiefs included - double-teamed other Bills linemen, aside from Kyle Williams, to create their massive running lanes.