Bills damage Chiefs' playoff hopes [5:45 AM]
Topeka Capital Journal reports: 'Upon further review, the Kansas City Chiefs are down by contact, and probably out of the NFL playoff picture.'
Kansas City Robbed [5:44 AM]
Topeka Capital Journal reports: 'Johnson completed 21 or 36 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns, and almost effortlessly found open receivers.'
Chiefs Postgame Notebook [5:43 AM]
Topeka Capital Journal reports: 'Buffalo punter Chris Mohr completed a 44-yard pass to flyer Daryl Porter on a fake punt from the Bills' 18 in the second quarter because the Chiefs had only 10 men on the field.'
Postseason plunge [5:42 AM]
Wihita Eagle reports: 'Johnson may be a pocket passer and the most sacked quarterback in the NFL, but he escaped enough Sunday to beat the Chiefs and wound up as the Bills' leading rusher with 41 yards.'
Anders needs to see more action [5:40 AM]
Wichita Eagle reports: 'During KC's 21-17 loss to Buffalo on Sunday, Anders averaged 10.3 yards per carry. Trouble is, he had only four carries.'
Cunningham gives play reviews thumbs down [5:39 AM]
Wichita Eagle reports: 'Although he won one and lost another, Chiefs coach Gunther Cunningham said, "I never liked the instant replay in the first place and I still don't."'
Chiefs' playoff hopes fading [5:36 AM]
Springfield News Leader reports: 'The Chiefs' postseason chances appear to be cooked even before Thanksgiving.'
Bills tear down wall [11:02 PM]
Shout! reports: 'Rob Johnson's two carpe diem-like game-winning drives in the fourth quarter, which included his gutsy 12-yard run with three minutes, six seconds to play, sealed, in the words of John Butler, a great, great win for the Buffalo Bills organization.'
Bills 21, Chiefs 17 [5:18 PM]
AP reports: 'Who says Rob Johnson can't scramble?'
Bills 21, Chiefs 17 [5:17 PM]
Sportsticker reports: 'Rob Johnson can win, too.'
Bills will be desperate without a win today [9:24 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The Bills are 4-3 in AFC games and 2-3 in the AFC East. Kansas City is 4-4 in the AFC. The Bills have little room for error, the Chiefs have none.'
Johnson has his job back, but he has a lot to prove [9:23 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The most obvious is that he is sacked too often. He's the most sacked quarterback in the NFL, which isn't all his fault. It's true that he holds the ball longer than he should, especially on third down when he tries too often to make the perfect play.'
Playing from behind [9:21 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"A lot of people take their shots at Ronnie, but they don't understand that he had a lot of young guys to work with when he got here," special teamer Raion Hill said. "When coach DeHaven was here he had been here a while. He had his own system implemented and had his own thing going. When you start something new, you just have to be patient and work with it."'
Bills could steal a win against K.C. defense that's slipped a notch [9:20 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'The toughness of this venue may be too much to overcome for this Bills team. . . . Chiefs, 24-20.'
One Bills Drive has a new top dog [9:19 AM]
Buffalo News reports: 'Her name is Buffy, she's a beagle mix, and she's the newest member of the Ralph and Mary Wilson clan.'
Chiefs' playoff lives at stake today [8:17 AM]
Springfield News Leader reports: 'The Chiefs might also be getting a break with Buffalo head coach Wade Phillips' decision to reinsert Rob Johnson at quarterback after he missed most of the last four games with a sprained shoulder.'
Bills keeping focus on Chiefs [6:59 AM]
D and C reports: 'If ever a team was living by the NFL's one-game-at-a-time mantra, it's the Bills (6-4), who find themselves in the thick of a 10-team playoff race in the AFC thanks to a three-game winning streak.'
Bills scouting report [6:58 AM]
D and C reports: 'Bills can win if ... They play turnover free. Though the Chiefs haven't been a turnover machine this season, they are still adept at getting takeaways at home because they use crowd noise to their advantage.'
'Harass the quarterback': Chiefs coach to defence [6:57 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: '"That's my approach. I figure if I can get the quarterback harassed and rattled then there's a chance," Cunningham said. "That's how I coach defence."'
Moon shines as backup QB [6:55 AM]
Toronto Sun reports: 'Like Rob Johnson, Elvis Grbac has a former CFL star backing him. But unlike Johnson, Grbac has no fear for his job.'
Chiefs, Bills need a win to maintain playoff hopes [6:54 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'It's quite simple for the Chiefs right now: They have no margin for error.'
Chiefs defense going down in history for all the wrong reasons [6:53 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'This year's group is shaping up, statistically at least, as among the worst ever for the Chiefs.'
Return of Hicks should bring lift to beleaguered Chiefs defense [6:52 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'Eric Hicks might be on the field for only 10 or 15 plays, or a fraction of the time the Buffalo Bills have the ball today. The Chiefs still plan on getting a lift from his return.'
Maslowski brings a heavy-metal hitter to Chiefs defense [6:51 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'His face etched with passion and outright ferocity, headphones blaring heavy metal into his ears, the Chiefs' new starting linebacker is thinking about only one thing: the fury he's about to dispense on his opponent.'
It's obvious that Chiefs miss No. 58 [6:50 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'Before this season began, there were people in the Chiefs organization who whispered -- quietly, very quietly -- that the team just might have a better defense without Derrick Thomas.'
Chiefs' Gonzalez makes the catch of a lifetime [6:49 AM]
Kansas City Star reports: 'There are people who fervently believe everything happens for a reason. Last Sunday in San Francisco, two of those believers met, violently, at a football game.'
Will Bills get chilly reception? [6:47 AM]
Topeka Capital Journal reports: 'A key question: Can a Kansas City defense that yielded 70 points in two straight losses keep a once-potent Chiefs offense within striking distance?'
Sideline collision may prove to be life-saver [6:45 AM]
Topeka Capital Journal reports: 'An MRI examination of Mickey Pfleger, the 52-year-old free lance Bay Area photographer, revealed a pre-existing brain tumor doctors believe can be treated because it was detected early enough.'
Bills Have a Backfield in Motion [7:24 PM]
Los Angeles Times reports: 'Debate all you want, but here are the numbers that seem to matter most: Johnson is 27, is 6 feet 4, and signed a five-year, $25-million contract in 1998. Flutie is 38, is 5-10, and didn't.'
The word according to Elvis: Know thyself [9:07 AM]
Buffalo News reports: '"I had great adviser in a guy named Phil Simms . . . and also Joe Theismann," Grbac said of the two ex-quarterbacks-turned-broadcasters. "I talked to them when I was hurt and they told me that you've got to understand some of the positive things you do and some of your weaknesses. If you can understand some of your weaknesses, you can stay healthy."'
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