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.'
House Calls [4:23 AM]
St. Joseph News Press reports: 'Warfield had perhaps his best game as a Chief. He intercepted two passes in the Chiefs’ 38-5 rout of the Bills on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium. He also had several bone-crunching hits in the game while recording five tackles.'
Eight is not enough [4:22 AM]
St. Joseph News Press reports: 'Quarterback Trent Green said, while the numbers were nice, they weren’t enough. “We’ve had a great start,” Green said. “But we haven’t done anything yet.”'
Chiefs stay undefeated with 38-5 thumping of Bills [4:21 AM]
USA Today reports: 'At that point, with 7:35 left in the half, the Chiefs had 200 total yards to just 72 for the Bills.'
Kansas City 38, Buffalo 5 [4:21 AM]
AP reports: '``This feeling is indescribable,'' said Ryan Sims, the 315-pound tackle whose goal line pick thwarted the Bills' final touchdown threat. ``After playing all those close ones, we just figured what the heck, it's time to go out and get ourselves a laugher.'''
Kansas City 38, Buffalo 5 [4:20 AM]
Sportsticker reports: 'Buffalo quarterback Drew Bledsoe was 23-of-34 for 153 yards. He fumbled and was intercepted three times before being replaced.'
Moulds returns in Bills loss [4:19 AM]
The Sports Network reports: 'Buffalo Bills wide receiver Eric Moulds was back in the starting lineup Sunday night in Kansas City against the Chiefs after missing two games with an injured groin.'
Bledsoe Leads His Team To Another Road Slaughter [4:18 AM]
WGR-AM reports: 'Many felt the only one that could screw up all the talent on this team is Gregg Williams. He has shown he can't coach bad players and he's now in the middle of showing us that on most Sunday's, he can't coach good players either. His team looked confused, unprepared and very unemotional.'
The Dominating Chiefs [4:17 AM]
kcchiefs.com reports: 'They just went out and played football and put together their most complete performance in a total domination of the Buffalo Bills, winning 38-5 in a game that was never in doubt.'
Chiefs Stampede [4:16 AM]
kcchiefs.com reports: 'The Chiefs defense played one of their most thorough games of the season keeping Buffalo out of the end zone and forcing seven turnovers; their most in a single game since ’86.'
Quotes & Audio [4:15 AM]
kcchiefs.com reports: '“First half I thought we were outstanding. Can’t play much better than we did."'
Gregg Williams Quotes [4:14 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"We came out in the second half and we turned the ball over too much so it's a pretty easy story."'
Drew Bledsoe Quotes [4:13 AM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: '"Very disappointed. Very frustrated. I anticipated us playing a better game then we did. The Chiefs are obviously an outstanding football team. We moved the ball at times offensively but we just didn't' finish our drives and we didn't put points on the board when we had to."'
Chiefs will find way to topple Bills [5:40 PM]
Independence Examiner reports: 'If the Chiefs had to travel to Buffalo to face Drew Bledsoe and the Bills, I wouldn't give them much of a chance to remain unbeaten. But with 79,000 screaming fans at Arrowhead Stadium for a nationally televised game, look for the Chiefs to find yet another way to win a game.'
Bills-Chiefs Pregame Notebook [5:16 PM]
BuffaloBills.com reports: 'Overall, the Bills have played 13 games against opponents that were undefeated after at least four games and Buffalo is 8-5 in this games (7-2 at home).'
Chiefs will see what they're made of as they reach for 8-0 [5:10 PM]
Kansas City Star reports: '"We realize we haven't put the fear of God into any of the teams that are evaluating us right now," Vermeil said. "If I was coaching against us, I would say, `Gee, if they hadn't returned the punt...' or `If they hadn't returned the kickoff...' or `If they hadn't returned the interception....' That's how you counter the positives if you're coaching against us."'
Bills hope to quiet Chiefs' fans [9:10 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"They have outstanding fans who show up with great intensity," said quarterback Drew Bledsoe. "It's all red and yellow when you go in there. They're very smart about when they cheer, when they make noise. Also the shape of that stadium, being a full bowl, I think it holds some of the noise in."'
Can you hear me now? It's time for the Bills to stow the talk [9:09 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'It's time for the Bills to let their deeds do the talking. They've looked like an average team for a month. But they can make a statement tonight in front of a national TV audience. By beating an unbeaten Kansas City team on the road, they can reassert themselves as a legitimate playoff contender.'
Chiefs provide a measuring stick for Bills [9:08 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Chiefs were expected to be good, but not have an unblemished record seven weeks into the season. Coach Dick Vermeil deserves a lot of credit. In his third season, he has instilled poise and confidence in a team that lacked both.'
Unfair catch [9:07 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'What to do? The best option for the Bills appears to be pitching around him.'
It's too late for Rob to turn over a new leaf [9:06 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Amazingly, Johnson got sacked more frequently after he left Buffalo than he did before. He was sacked once every 7.0 dropbacks with the Bills but went down once every 5.3 with the Bucs and 'Skins. For his career, he has been sacked 137 times in 930 dropbacks, a rate of once for every 6.78 pass plays. According to Stats Inc., that's No. 1 since '69, ahead of Bobby Douglass, who played for the Bears in the '70s. Douglass went down once every 7.5 dropbacks. Another ex-Bear, Steve Fuller, is third at 8.0.'
Blues beset Bills on road [5:20 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'In their last two away games against Miami and the New York Jets, the Bills were nothing more than road kill, losing by a combined 47-10 score. But their traveling sickness extends way back to last season, when they lost their final four road games, starting in Kansas City and continuing at the Jets, New England and Green Bay. That makes them 1-6 in their last seven away trips after a brief but fleeting 4-2 stretch under the beleaguered Williams.'
The Scouting Report [5:19 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'Statistically, Kansas City's defense looks porous. It ranks 27th overall and 31st in rushing yards allowed per attempt. However, in this case the numbers are deceiving. These are the key stats: The Chiefs are No. 1 in the NFL with 20 takeaways, and a respectable 12th in points allowed.'
Q&A: Rian Lindell [5:18 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'OK, how do you plan to kick off to Dante Hall?
“Punting is a little more challenging because the Chiefs can do more, but I think on kickoffs, you just have to kick it solid and give your coverage team a chance.” '
AFC East ranks as deepest NFL division [5:17 AM]
Rochester D&C reports: 'The Bills rate a notch below Miami defensively (despite what the stats say) but they also have all the pieces to field the division’s best-balanced offense. Lack of consistency has been the team’s biggest problem.'
Vermeil concerned about Bills’ improved defense [5:16 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'And, oh yeah, the Chiefs lead the AFC with a plus-11 giveaway/takeaway ratio. It all adds up to a major test for Buffalo in one of the NFL’s toughest venues.'
Vermeil has succeeded on merit [5:15 AM]
Olean Times Herald reports: 'Vermeil is 3-0 against Buffalo — having beaten them as coach of the Eagles, Rams and Chiefs — the best record he has against any of the 31 teams he’s faced.'
Dante an inferno [5:14 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"It's been very frustrating," Hall said. "Now we're to the point where we don't know what (the kicker) is doing. It's tough on my guys blocking for me because you really can't get back and get set. That's why we were so successful the first four weeks because the timing was down."'
Chiefs, Bills share history and championship hunger [5:13 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'Their owners are living, breathing embodiments of pro football history. Buffalo's Ralph Wilson and Kansas City's Lamar Hunt helped establish the AFL. With the six other AFL owners, they were called the "Foolish Club" -- although Wilson and Hunt didn't look so foolish when they helped push through the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.'
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