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One Stat Recap: Buffalo Bills’ offense flounders in the rain

The team comes up short in a spotlight game once again

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

After starting the season on fire, the Buffalo Bills’ offense has not looked the same in their last two games, both of which have come in front of national television audiences and against the upper echelon of the AFC. After a loss to the Tennessee Titans the Bills had the tough task of bouncing back against the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Unfortunately that did not happen.

Everyone knew that this game would come down to whether Buffalo’s offense would be able to keep up with the Chiefs’ high-scoring attack. Kansas City has lost ten games since Patrick Mahomes became their starter. Only one of those losses came when their opponent scored less than 20 points and only two have come when their opponent scored less than 30 points. The Bills only managed to score 17 points thanks to their measly 206 yards of offense. The teams that have beaten Kansas City during the Mahomes era have averaged 438.8 yards of offense.

Just over two hundred yards of offense isn’t just a problem when you’re playing the Chiefs. In the last five full NFL seasons (2016-2019) teams accumulating 206 or less yards in a game are 10-97 (0.093 W-L%). Ironically, the last two teams to win games with less than 207 yards of offense did so against the Buffalo Bills.