The Buffalo Bills are 5-5. The Kansas City Chiefs are 5-5. Barring a tie, when one of these teams has bested the other in today's matchup at Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri, the winner will be in very good position in the AFC playoff race, and the other will not.
That makes today's game a must-win for the Bills, who are six days removed from a loss on Monday Night Football, and facing a red-hot Chiefs team that has won four straight games to erase a 1-5 start to the season. The Bills are beat up - they're missing three starters between the offensive and defensive lines, and other players, chiefly quarterback Tyrod Taylor, are playing at less than full health - and yet they must still find a way to scrape out a win in one of the league's most difficult venues.
No pressure, Buffalo. Western New York is watching. This is your open thread for the first half of today's pivotal game. Go Bills!