Trent Green was in the second half of another
game hobbling on a bum ankle. But unlike the game versus
the Chargers when the coaching staff took the ball out
of Greens hands, the call on 3rd and goal was a
pass from the Bills 9-yard line.
Green surveyed the field and after seeing
no one open, tucked the ball, headed straight up the gut
and dove into the end zone. It was a fitting last score
for the Chiefs by their gutsy QB, diving through three
Buffalo defenders and landing in the end zone for the
go ahead score.
Another ugly game, but this one was a win.
Take A Memo:
-The Bills tried all day to give the Chiefs
the game with 13 penalties for a whopping 139 yards. It
took all four quarters but the Chiefs finally took the
gift and got the win.
-Al Saunders got the message; Priest Holmes
had 34 touches for 127 total yards.
-The last drive to run out the clock was
a thing of beauty with one exception: UhPriest,
stop going out of bounds when you are trying to run out
-Priest Holmes on that drive had six 6 carries
for 50 yards.
-That last drive started with from the Chiefs
11, and ate up the final 4:14 of the game.
-Okay, the Chiefs defense is playing much
better, but they cannot continue to give up long time-consuming
drives that keep the Chiefs offense off the field. Its
a recipe for disaster.
-In the middle of the game the Bills had
4 drives for 307 yards that resulted in their 16 points,
then the Bills had only 23 yards on 8 plays in the 4th
-It took three quarters to get them warmed
up, but in the final quarter, the Chiefs offensive line
owned the Bills.
-It was nice to see Eric Warfield finally
make some plays.
-Despite the time of possession woes, the
Chiefs defense has only gave up an average of 14 points
a game for the last three contests.
-This was a needed game for the Chiefs to
keep their hopes for a playoff berth alive. With six games
left they are right in it.
Wild card picture
San Diego 7-3 (with a win over KC)
Oakland 6-4 (with a loss to KC)
New England 5-5 (with a win over KC)
Jacksonville 5-5 (with a win over KC)
Kansas City 5-5
Buffalo 5-5 (with a loss to KC)
Cleveland 5-5 (with a loss to KC)
New York Jets 5-5 (with a loss to KC)
(CK Rairden can be reached by email