Phillips is doing his father proud [5:53 AM] Toronto Sun reports:
'"We worked together in high school and college and in pro football, I don't have to give him advice," Bum Phillips said. "He does fine."'
Loss to Bills is painful for Grbac and the Chiefs [5:52 AM] Kansas City Star reports:
'Grbac threw for 341 yards and two touchdowns, but it had all gone to waste. His third-quarter fumble and fourth-quarter interception were two of the biggest plays in a third straight loss, this time 21-17 to Buffalo at Arrowhead Stadium.'
Chiefs defense fails to take away Bills chances [5:51 AM] Kansas City Star reports:
'Instead, the Chiefs failed to come up with a turnover for the third straight game, and coincidentally the Chiefs' 21-17 loss to Buffalo on Sunday was their third straight defeat.'
Johnson makes key play in Bills victory [5:50 AM] Kansas City Star reports:
'If Bills head coach Wade Phillips had any doubts about his decision to start Rob Johnson over Doug Flutie on Sunday morning, they were gone by Sunday night.'
Bills, Chiefs were up to the challenge [5:49 AM] Kansas City Star reports:
'"No, we did not think he got in," Chiefs coach Gunther Cunningham said. "I've never liked instant replay in the first place, and I still don't like it."'
Chiefs vs. Bills game report [5:46 AM] Kansas City Star reports:
'"It was extra special today because my dad and my family came to see us play," Wade Phillips said. "They don't get up to Buffalo much because it's so cold."'
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 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."'
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.'