Chiefs Lose, You Know The Score

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A recap of the Chiefs Vs Bills game

The defense struggles again, but ain’t no thang for Mahomes.

Scoring Summary

Q1Q2Q3Q4Final
BUF717
KC310

Game Summary

The Chiefs started the game with the ball, and despite Mahomes being a bit inconsistent some Buffalo penalties and some nice runs kept the drive alive. But a drop by Hill on 3rd and 12 lead to a field goal after the Chiefs burned almost half of the 1st quarter. The Bills responded with a much quicker drive down the field with a couple big plays, including a couple runs from Josh Allen, that lead to a touchdown.

On the ensuing kickoff Pringle fumbled the return, but the Chiefs defense held (or rather the Bills self destructed with penalties) and the Bills were somehow forced to punt, so all of that for pretty much nothing.

So anyway the Chiefs get the ball and this drive had Josh Gordon’s first catch as a Chief off a great thrown from Mahomes while escaping the pocket. They got down to the goal line, where they ran another “We’Re So CoNfUsEd” play for the touchdown. The Bills responded with a very Chiefs-like deep bomb for the touchdown. The Bills shockingly forced a 3-and-out, and the Chiefs defense less shockingly gave up a big play on 3rd-and-8 that turned what should have been a 3-and-out into a redzone trip. But the defense managed to hold and only give up a field goal.

The Bills kicked the kickoff out of bounds, giving the Chiefs the ball on the 40 yard line with 3 minutes left in the half. Mahomes had a big run after the Bills completely vacated the middle of the field, but a couple incompletions and a false start forced a 3rd-and-long, and despite getting it to a 4th-and-5 failed the 4th down conversion. The Bills took advantage of the good field position to score yet another touchdown on yet another deep pass.

The Chiefs had an opportunity at a a 1 minute drive. After a big play down the field to Hardman (which required a review after the refs initially ruled him out of bounds) the refs made an honestly terrible offensive pass interference on Gordon which took away all hope for a touchdown, but Butker drilled a tough long field goal to make it 24-13 at half.

After a not-so-brief rain delay the Bills got the ball to start the 2nd half.

And things went downhill from there. While the defense deserves a fair share of the blame, the offense was just…off. Their sense of being in control of the game was lacking, and it’s obvious. They haven’t lost faith, but something’s wrong, somehow.

By the time the 4th Quarter rolled around, it became obvious there’s an elephant in the room, and it’s time to point out that his INT count’s already about a career high. They all played hard, right to the end, but they for some reason just couldn’t make it click, and keep it there. Tony wrote the 1st half, I’m filling in on the 2nd because he’s exhausted. You don’t rob an insomniac of sleep opportunities.

And here’s where I close it out. When the botched snap exchange happened, I clicked it off. The coming week’s going to be bad enough, why add to the grief?

There are plenty of things to complain about, so here’s your chance.

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Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
10/11/2021 2:25 am

Just go home. 2:30 in the morning. Wow. I’m speechless.

EAFOX
10/11/2021 12:31 am

I will leave on a positive note – we are currently ninth in the AFC standings – one game out of a playoff spot. We need to catch two of these teams – Denver, Raiders, Cincy, and Cleveland. Very doable even if it takes a while to get solid on defense. Once we make the playoffs, no matter the seed, the team playing us is going to shit their pants to have to face Mahomes. We can beat any team on any give Sunday.

Budahmon
Budahmon
Reply to  EAFOX
10/11/2021 10:52 am

I don’t like the chances. Why? The schedule is difficult, they have Cincy, Pittsburgh, Tennesee, Dallas, Green Bay, Chargers again. Except for Tennessee all have solid defense, but Tennessee has Derrick Henry.

EAFOX
10/11/2021 12:27 am

I will give Spags the season to see what he can do with this defense. If they remain a shit show, he does need to be replaced at the end of the season.

EAFOX
10/11/2021 12:23 am

Positives – Gordon looked good on his one target. Hardman had a decent game sans his one would have been crucial drop. Kelce looks like he will be okay. The offensive line was decent. Gay looks like a difference maker. Clark actually hit a quarterback. Dirty Dan cannot get worse. Defense played decent for a stretch.

EAFOX
10/11/2021 12:13 am

List of problems…
We look like we are experiencing a Super Bowl hangover.
Andy Reid still dealing with the shit storm his son created
Patrick looks like he is getting frustrated constantly seeing the two deep look
Andy and Bienemy have not solved how to attack the two deep look
We have crap behind Tyreek at receiver – not counting Gordon
CEH – who I expect to be gone now for awhile is not a top notch back
The offensive tackles are still learning pass protection
Our defensive line cannot create pressure
Our defensive line cannot stop the run
Our linebackers – save Gay – are slow as fuck
We have no backup linebackers worth squat
Thornhill has been benched for Dirty Dan
Mathieu is neutralized without other quality safety play
Our corners cannot cover for ten seconds
Injuries have not helped our defense
The referees have screwed us in multiple games

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  EAFOX
10/11/2021 12:23 am

Can we blame Brittany for getting knocked up while we’re at it?

EAFOX
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
10/11/2021 12:24 am

She should have swallowed instead.

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
10/11/2021 12:02 am

Andy definitely pissed about the roughing call

EAFOX
Reply to  Doughboy66
10/11/2021 12:03 am

That effectively ended any comeback hope we had – a punt there and the game looks a lot different.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
10/11/2021 7:40 am

It ended with a pic, so no punt, but it cost us 7 points and 5 minutes

Doughboy66
Doughboy66
Reply to  Doughboy66
10/11/2021 12:03 am

Matter of fact that is the most pissed sounding I have heard Andy after a game. He gave no-bullshit answers.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Doughboy66
10/11/2021 12:07 am

I mean there was the little bit of drive into the ground. Especially in slow mo but thats how you tackle somebody. Especially a big fucker like Allen.

EAFOX
10/10/2021 11:59 pm

We are one game back – out of playoff position – we have to pass two teams out of Denver, Raiders, Cincy, and Cleveland. I like our chances.

EAFOX
10/10/2021 11:57 pm

Andy just said it – we have not played well on both sides of the ball at the same time.

MasterChief
MasterChief
10/10/2021 11:54 pm

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EAFOX
10/10/2021 11:54 pm

I would like to see the number of blitzes during the first quarter, second quarter…

Spags needs to start the game with pressure – quit waiting until we are down to try and make something happen. Our defense plays much better when attacking.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  EAFOX
10/10/2021 11:56 pm

I think they play better when they are all running around like chickens with their heads cut off when the ball is being snapped. Okay maybe not.

EAFOX
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
10/11/2021 12:00 am

We are not a dominant team but our best plays come when we are being aggressive. Why are we not doing that the entire game?

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  EAFOX
10/11/2021 12:04 am

We sure as heck cant line up in a base defense and be successful. Ive been saying it all year. Spags needs to manufacture pressure.

EAFOX
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
10/11/2021 12:06 am

You give up big plays with pressure but make big plays as well. In our base defense, we play like butter against a hot knife.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  EAFOX
10/11/2021 12:12 am

100%

Now if we get Gay in there the entire game. Jones is back with Clark. Sorenson decreases his snap count. Maybe, theres some hope for the straight up base defense, but still thats a lot of ifs.

EAFOX
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
10/11/2021 12:16 am

I would not be upset if Spags benched everyone and played all the backups for a game – we would lose but maybe it sends a message.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  EAFOX
10/11/2021 12:22 am

We cant even bench our kick returner who fumbles all the time.

EAFOX
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
10/11/2021 12:26 am

People blame Toub but our coverage units are good and we have not had a dynamic returner since Tyreek.

EAFOX
10/10/2021 11:52 pm

Calls for us or against us – does not matter. Those refs need to be fired.

EAFOX
10/10/2021 11:51 pm

I will give it up to Hardman who had more positive plays than negative. Wish Gordon had played more. Receivers still not getting open – Two deep safeties and Kelce being mugged – others need to step up. Andy also needs to design a new plan of attack on the two deep look. What we are doing is not working as well as it should.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
10/10/2021 11:49 pm

So lets see how we win that game. Tyreek doesnt drop the 1st down throw on the 1st drive and we go in for a TD (+4). Tyreek doesnt give up a pick 6 (+7). Dont throw that ridiculous lucky, albeit really nice, INT and go in for the score (+7). Okay its only 17 but its at least a game.

Now ifs and butts go both ways. We got a ton of 1st down penalties on 3rd downs. Which most looked legitimate but still you cant count on the zebras. I mean hardman, wtf, catch the god damn ball (technically that was 4th down). Dumb ass Pringle fumbling on a kick off again.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
10/10/2021 11:52 pm

This is the first game the other team actually beat us, instead of us beating ourselves. The refs may have screwed us on that INT, but I give the Bills more credit for handling us tonight.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Severely Concussed
10/10/2021 11:55 pm

I mean we made some pretty stupid mistakes tonight on both sides of the ball. Im not sure if we would have pulled it off but it should have been a lot closer than it was.

Big Chief
Big Chief
10/10/2021 11:48 pm

So I honestly expected our offense to have some struggles to start the season while the oline gelled against a tough front loaded schedule. But I honestly expected our D to take a step up this year and help make up for that. I’m so shocked at how bad our D has been. Like I said in the game threads it is all too reminiscent of Sutton and what happened when his D became too predictable. It looks like it’s happened faster with Spags, probably because the team has been so good our main competition has spent a lot more time trying to figure out how to beat the Mahomes led Chiefs than they did the Alex Smith led Chiefs.

Andy has always worked to keep evolving the offense. Spags needs to do the same on defense or he’s going to be out. It’s hard to justify keeping the coach of the worst defense in the league. I can’t imagine Mahomes is going sit quietly by and let this garbage continue.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  Big Chief
10/10/2021 11:53 pm

Gay being back definitely helped. As soon as Niemann stepped back on the field you could feel him drag the momentum down. Sorensen needs to be relegated to 30% of the snaps. Hes just not that good. I mean the D actually made some plays. Give credit where credit is due. The gave us a chance in the 3rd quarter and forced a punt after the pringle moronic fumble. But still they are prettu pathetic. Theres just no pass rush ever.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
10/10/2021 11:41 pm

Dan Sorenson really puts the other team in a dilemma.

They don’t know if they should run it at him or throw it at him.

chiefsfan1974
chiefsfan1974
10/10/2021 11:38 pm

Still have confidence the coaching staff turns this around by the end of year but damn it’s been ugly football for a while

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  chiefsfan1974
10/10/2021 11:54 pm

By the end of the year will be too late for this season. The defense needs to start playing better now.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Reply to  probablyamistake
10/10/2021 11:58 pm

If the offense and special teams dont turn the ball over 4 times. We win that game. Which isnt to say that the defense is good but

Nasrani
Nasrani
10/10/2021 11:36 pm

Fire Pioli, bench Cassel.

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