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One Stat Recap: Buffalo Bills run defense stymies the Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs were held to their second lowest rushing total of the year

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

In desperate need of a win, the Buffalo Bills defense came up huge in Kansas City this past Sunday. The same Buffalo Bills defense that the New Orleans Saints gashed for nearly 300 yards rushing went into Arrowhead Stadium and absolutely shut down the Kansas City Chiefs’ rushing attack.

Entering Sunday the Chiefs were 5-1 in games where they’ve totaled over 100 yards on the ground. The only game they’ve won this season which they have not rushed for 100 yards was when they put up 79 yards against the Broncos. They had a little help from their defense in that one — they caused five turnovers. Holding the Chiefs to under 100 yards rushing would be key to getting a victory.

The Bills defense proved they were up to the task and held the Chiefs to just 55 yards rushing; their second lowest total of the season. Kareem Hunt, their star rookie running back, was held to his lowest rushing total of the season—just 17 yards. The Bills needed a big day from their defense and boy did they get one.