Now that the dust has settled, let us look at this game from a logical perspective.
1) Minus, the awful pass by Tuel, I think he played a good game considering he is an undrafted rookie. His first real game where he has game planned for it and it just happens to be against one of the best D's in the league. I think he did better than everyone thought he would. Actually, I'm sure most everyone assumed that our offense would be destroyed. They weren't. They appeared extremely competent in my opinion.
2) Our defense was outstanding. Holding Charles to under 100 yards rushing and not allowing him to do anything in the screen game is proof that out defense is improving. The rush defense is steadily improving. The test against Charles and McCluster (along with the game against the Saints) showed that. Plus, the only weakness I saw was that Bowe had 60-something yards receiving vs. Gilmore. If that is the most disappointing stat for our D, then I'm impressed.
3) Spiller showed Charles what a true dual threat RB is supposed to look like. CJ was electric against one of the best D's in the game. As a matter of fact, the whole offensive line was dominant against their vaunted D line. Along with Jackson and Choice being able to pick up big yards.
4) Zero sacks given up. WOW!!!
5) It seems that no matter who comes in as QB, the offense continues to rack up yards and opportunities. Now mind you, an accomplished team capitalizes on those opportunities. We are having trouble apparently. Still, Bills' of the recent past would not even be in a position to capitalize when their starting QB went down.
6) There are signs of progress all around, we just have to hone in on them through all the distractions.
I truly believe that they are on the right track. They lost to the undefeated Chiefs with a 3rd string, undrafted rookie QB. And to boot, they did not look lost or overpowered. As a matter of fact, after the momentum swung to KC after the pick 6 and field goal; Tuel orchestrated a long drive that resulted into a game tying result. If Graham ( who by the way should be the back up to Goodwin) did not fumble it, I think Buff would have won still. Bills' teams of the recent past would have folded up and threw in the towel. The Bills remain competitive and soon enough they will begin prevailing against the better teams of the NFL.