The warts that plagued the Buffalo Bills (4-1) during their season-opening four-game winning streak were on full display during Tuesday’s 42-16 loss to the Tennessee Titans.
With the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) coming to Bills Stadium for a Monday clash in Week 6 at 5 p.m. EDT, the Bills don’t have to wait long for a shot at redemption, welcoming Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and the Chiefs to Western New York.
This is a show-me-something kind of game for the Bills, who must address their shortcomings from the Titans loss, primarily: the lack of a pass rush, the inability to get off the field on third down, the poor play of the right side of the offensive line, the failure to get Devin Singletary and the ground game going, and those pesky, drive-killing penalties.
Fans of exciting up-and-coming quarterbacks will (hopefully) get to see a fast-paced offensive showdown when Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes square off in what could be the start of the NFL’s next great QB rivalry in Allen vs. Mahomes—a pair of mobile, big-armed quarterbacks.
Both teams are coming off their first losses of 2020, with the Las Vegas Raiders knocking the Chiefs from the ranks of the unbeatens with a 40-32 victory at Arrowhead.
This will be the 49th meeting all-time between the Bills and Chiefs.
The Bills lead the series 26-21-1, with Buffalo earning a 16-10 win in the last matchup on Nov. 26, 2017. Tyrod Taylor completed 19 of 29 passes for 183 yards and an 11-yard TD toss to Zay Jones, while Stephen Hauschka booted three field goals, Lorenzo Alexander and Cedric Thornton each had sacks, and the Bills’ defense held the Chiefs to 55 total rushing yards.
The teams have split the last six meetings while Buffalo has won six of the last ten matchups with Kansas City.
Kansas City is currently listed as a five-point favorite. Here are all the ways to catch Monday’s game from home:
Date: Monday, October 19, 2020
Time: 5 p.m. EDT
Channel: The game will be carried nationally on FOX and the NFL Network. You can also stream it on Amazon Prime with multiple announcer pairings.
Announcers: Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst), Erin Andrews (reporter), Kristina Pink (reporter).
Location: Bills Stadium | Orchard Park, N.Y.
Radio: WGR 550 AM (Buffalo), WCMF 96.5 FM and WROC 950 AM (Rochester), Fan 590 AM (Toronto), WKRL 100.9 FM and 106.5 FM (Syracuse), and the rest of the Buffalo Bills Radio Network.
Radio Play-by-Play: John Murphy and Steve Tasker with sideline reporter Sal Capaccio.
Online: NFL Game Pass, NFL.com Game Center
Twitter: Follow @BuffRumblings for complete Bills coverage on Twitter before, during, and after every game.
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- Ruled out: TE Dawson Knox (calf).
- Questionable: WR John Brown (knee), LB Matt Milano (pectoral muscle), G Quinton Spain (foot), CB Tre’Davious White (back).
- Will play: QB Josh Allen (shoulder), LB Tremaine Edmunds (shoulder), RB Zack Moss (toe)
Kansas City Chiefs
- Ruled out: G Kelechi Osemele (knees), WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring).
- Questionable: T Mitchell Schwartz (back).
- Will play: CB Rashad Fenton (shoulder), T Eric Fisher (shoulder), WR Mecole Hardman (ankle), WR Tyreek Hill (heel), LB Anthony Hitchens (illness), DT Chris Jones (groin), TE Nick Keizer (shoulder), DT Derrick Nnadi (ankle), C Austin Reiter (knee), CB Charvarius Ward (hand)