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Plays that defined 2020: Week 6—Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills

The Bills hosted the reigning champions. It didn’t go great

What if someone told you they had the audacity to miss a Buffalo Bills game? What if you could show them one play, and one play only, to recap the whole thing? What play would you choose? Welcome to Plays that defined 2020...

Week 6: Kansas City at Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills had cooled off from a hot start and were now hosting the reigning champs after a chaotic schedule spell courtesy of the Titans’ COVID-19 outbreak. In a game plan reminiscent of another infamous contest versus the Philadelphia Eagles, the Bills went pass heavy in the rain. Kansas City did not. On the scoreboard Buffalo kept it close, though it never really felt that way. It was official, the Bills had a losing streak.


Josh Allen incomplete to Cole Beasley (Q1, 14:53)

The Bills attempted 27 passes to 24 runs despite persistent rain. This play set an early tone as Allen went for about a 50 percent completion rate with an abysmal 4.5 ypa. The Bills went three-and-out to start the game with three incomplete passes.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire runs for 31 yards (Q1, 5:42)

In contrast, Kansas City ran 46 times to 26 passing attempts. Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for 6.2 yards per carry with Buffalo unable to find an answer to the ground game. This helped KC dominate time of possession to the tune of 37 minutes and 35 seconds. This long run set up the first touchdown for Kansas City.

Tyler Bass missed field goal (Q2, 0:01)

Despite a shaky start, the Bills had a shot to enter the break tied. Missing a 52-yarder is never anything to be ashamed about, and Tyler Bass had hit one from 48 to start the game. Bass, like Allen, went 50 percent with this play clearly showing the fine line between the two teams most of the game.

Devin Singletary catch for 13 (Q3, 10:29)

This catch by Devin Singletary highlights the wackiness of the Bills’ game plan. This was Singletary’s only touch of the second half. In the first he had ten carries for 32 yards and one target (incomplete). In case you’re thinking Singletary was benched for Zack Moss, the rookie averaged an even worse 2.0 yards per carry and was given only two touches in the second half.

Defense allows third-down conversion (Q4, 4:24)

Despite a whole lot of trouble getting anything done on either side of the ball, Buffalo was down by six as the game clock waned. With such a drastic disadvantage in time of possession the defense still found it in them to force third-and-long. With a stop, the offense would have about four minutes to work their way down the field. Instead, like had happened all game, the Bills were close but couldn’t get it done.


It’s time to vote for the play that defined the game. Remember, it’s the play that best tells the overall story of this contest, not necessarily a favorite play or best highlight.

Poll

Which play best defines Kansas City at Buffalo Bills?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Incomplete to Cole Beasley
    (33 votes)
  • 40%
    Long run allowed
    (172 votes)
  • 3%
    Missed field goal
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    Devin Singletary catch
    (4 votes)
  • 47%
    Third down conversion allowed
    (201 votes)
425 votes total Vote Now

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