Bills skewered in K.C. barbecue [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I thought we were ready to play," receiver Eric Moulds said. "But we just didn't make plays."'
Bills' defense gets trampled from start [9:05 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Chiefs controlled this game from start to finish with a bewildering number of formations that left the Bills' heads spinning and wondering what hit them.'
Defense fields a porous excuse for an elite unit [9:04 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It made you pine for the good old days of Chidi Ahanotu and Eddie Robinson.'
Moulds returns in limited role [9:03 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Backup defensive tackle Ron Edwards was held out again because of an injured shoulder. The Bills have said his shoulder problem is not serious, but he has not practiced in a couple of weeks. His absence has hurt the Bills' depth on the interior defensive line, forcing starters Sam Adams and Pat Williams to play extended minutes.'
Monday Billboard [9:02 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'So much for making a powerful statement. This was more of a pathetic whimper.'
Rob Johnson will never understand [9:01 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'That's why McFadden's - and other "Bills bars" in cities around the country - is packed every Sunday. There are people in their 20s, there are people in their 80s. They range from a Bible salesman to Bernie Tolbert, the former FBI guy who now works in NBA security. All are infected with the Buffalo state of mind. They were there Sunday night. The game brings them together. But it's Buffalo that won't let go.'
Chiefs pummel Bills [5:18 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills head to their much-needed bye week faced with the unenviable task of having to live with this dreadful performance for seven extra days before they get to play another game, and they also head there as a team in disarray.'
Bills produce full reel of bloopers [5:17 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'On another national TV stage, in one of the NFL’s toughest venues for visiting teams, Buffalo had the perfect stage to prove once and for all its worthiness as a playoff contender. Instead, the Bills showed they are anything but.'
Two-minute read [5:16 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Turning point: Kansas City’s defensive stand on the Buffalo series after Pierson Prioleau’s blocked punt, which resulted in a safety. Antonio Brown returned the ensuing free kick 23 yards to the Buffalo 46, setting up an ideal drive start. The Bills managed one first down, but then Drew Bledsoe was sacked on a third-and-eight play, which forced a punt. Four plays later, Hall made his touchdown catch and the rout was on.'
Buffalo Bills report card [5:15 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Coaching: Another road dud for Gregg Williams, who was taken to school by the grandfatherly Dick Vermeil.'
In a rout, there's no doubt about KC's top-dog status [4:49 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'The Bills, meanwhile, wasted great starting field position in the first half. They started each of their seven possessions outside of their 30 but managed only a 20-yard Rian Lindell field goal.'
Chiefs find it’s better to receive [4:48 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: '“We knew that Bledsoe is the type of guy that will turn the ball over if pressured,” lineman Eric Hicks said. “That’s exactly what he did tonight.”'
Hall still gets his kicks [4:46 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: '“Whatever my role is, whether it's returning kicks, playing wide out, I just want to be able to contribute,” Hall said.'
Bills were folded [4:45 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: '“They came with some real exotic blitzes, but we were able to pick them up and give Trent time to get the ball downfield,” offensive tackle John Tait said. “Our receivers like to run double moves and get upfield, so it was our job to let those plays develop.”'
All Holmes cares about is winning [4:44 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'Hall sprinted 67 yards for a touchdown. And it was electrifying. Suddenly, it was Mardi Gras at Arrowhead Stadium. Fans were freaking out. Everybody waved signs.'
Chiefs leave little doubt that they're the NFL's best [4:43 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'Things got so ugly in the second half and Buffalo coach Gregg Williams made so many weird decisions that you could easily make the mistake of thinking Kansas City's dominance was a product of Buffalo's ineptitude.'
Hunt watches in hospital [4:42 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: '“He knew the hospital didn't have a satellite,” said Hunt's son, Clark, “so he had to have the surgery when there were two national games, so he wouldn't miss them.”'
Loud and proud [4:41 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'The Kansas City Star brought a hand-held sound-level meter to Sunday's contest. The opening kickoff sent the needle past 108 decibels at front-row level near one end zone, similar to the volume of a rock concert. Halfway up Section 116, cheers for the Chiefs' first touchdown — a 67-yard pass play to Dante Hall — reached 117 decibels with celebratory music piped in. Fireworks made the meter peak out: 126 decibels.'
Game report [4:40 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'Perhaps Williams meant that Holmes wouldn’t get 50 yards in a quarter.'
The drives [4:39 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'Despite a 23-point lead, the Chiefs kept Green in the game and he took some punishment.'
ESPN crew has a long, but fun, game day in KC [4:38 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'On the air, the antics between Theismann and Maguire may seem a bit contrived. “No, we don't plan anything like that,” Theismann said. “It just happens. I don't think of it as bickering. We're just like a couple of guys sitting in a living room or sitting in a bar, and…”.'
Great eight [4:32 AM]
Topeka Capital Journal reports: 'Buffalo's best chance to make a game of it failed when Josh Reed fumbled at the Chiefs 32 on a hit by Mike Maslowski. Dexter McCleon recovered the first of seven Bills turnovers, and his return to the Chiefs 45 set up a 55-yard drive capped by Holmes' second TD, a 13-yard run behind Tony Richardson.'
Just for kicks [4:31 AM]
Topeka Capital Journal reports: 'But Moorman doesn't play on defense, and consequently couldn't do anything to stop Hall in the Chiefs offense.'
Chiefs get rout they needed [4:30 AM]
Topeka Capital Journal reports: 'Here's the list of complaints from Sunday night:
1. Punt blocked for safety.
Chiefs notebook [4:29 AM]
Topeka Capital Journal reports: 'Kansas City ran its NFL-best takeaway count to 27 by having their greatest takeaway game since getting seven in a 1986 win over the Raiders.'
Kansas City posts the first 8-0 start in the NFL since 1988 with an easy win over Buffalo [4:28 AM]
Wichita Eagle reports: 'The second half was only a side-show to see how badly Kansas City could humiliate the Bills.'
Health problems keep Hunt away from Chiefs [4:27 AM]
Wichita Eagle reports: 'The Chiefs had five interceptions and forced two fumbles. Cornerback Dexter McCleon recovered a fumble and had an interception, while cornerback Eric Warfield had two picks. He also forced a fumble.'
Moorman holds Hall in check in Bills loss [4:26 AM]
Pittsburg Morning Sun reports: 'But Moorman, a free safety while at Sedgwick High School, wasn't able to register any tackles on Hall. And rarely did anyone on the Bills defense. Hall, who doubles as a wide receiver, hauled in four catches for 107 yards and a touchdown for the game. He was just one aspect of a Kansas City offense, which tallied 375 yards of total offense.'
Kansas City dominates Buffalo throughout, hits halfway point with 8-0 record [4:25 AM]
St. Joseph News Press reports: '“It was the most complete game offense, defense and special teams wise,” Chiefs defensive end Eric Hicks said. “It feels great. I’ve been here a lot of years, and we haven’t been to the playoffs in the six years I’ve been here. Hopefully, we just keep chugging along.”'
Green comes up with big block, sparkles in Chiefs win [4:24 AM]
St. Joseph News Press reports: 'The Chiefs quarterback laid out Buffalo cornerback Nate Clements to spring Priest Holmes for his third and final touchdown in Kansas City’s 38-5 victory on Sunday night.'
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