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Buffalo Bills vs. Kansas City Chiefs game balls feature great special teams

The defense and special teams bailed out the offense

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in a defensive struggle. The Buffalo offense, which had life in the first half, seemed like the got lost on their way out of the locker room for the second half. Because of that, we’re still going to give three game balls out, but we’re going to exclude the offense.

Defense: CB Tre’Davious White

This rookie from LSU is something else. According to Pro Football Focus, White was in coverage on 41 snaps during the game Sunday. The Chiefs only targeted White’s receiver three times and he only allowed one reception for six yards. White forced Chiefs QB Alex Smith to a low 2.8 passer rating when targeting his side of the field. Oh yeah, he also got the game-clinching interception, the second pick in his career.

Special Teams: K Stephen Hauschka

Hauschka may have lost his NFL record for most consecutive 50+ yard field goals on Sunday, but the kicker continues to provide stability at a position that the Bills haven’t had in a few years. Hauschka hit on three out of his four attempts, including an incredible 56-yarder which would have been good from well over 60 yards. In a 6-point game, his leg was the difference.

Special Teams II: P Colton Schmidt

Schmidt was an incredible asset on Sunday. Punters are always important when facing a dangerous return man like Tyreek Hill. Schmidt was able to get four of his seven punts inside the 20 yards line, forced Hill to make two fair catches, and along with the coverage teams, didn’t allow Hill to gain any yards once the ball was in his hands. Schmidt’s ability to kick toward the sideline and limit returns was a big asset.