BILLS KNOCK OUT CHIEFS
September 16, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Orchard Park, NY (Sports Network) - C.J. Spiller found the end zone twice and Buffalo rebounded from a tough season-opener with a 35-17 defeat of Kansas City.
Buffalo (1-1) was lit up for 48 points and 384 total yards by the Jets last week in a season-opening loss, but the defense was much better this Sunday as the unit totaled five sacks and two fumble recoveries before allowing a pair of 4th-quarter touchdowns in the win.
Spiller, who had 169 yards and a score last week, finished this game with 123 yards on 15 carries along with three catches for 47 yards. Ryan Fitzpatrick went 10-for-19 for 178 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
Matt Cassel was 23-for-42 for 301 yards with two scores, one interception and one fumble for the Chiefs (0-2), who have given up 75 points in their first two games this season. Dwayne Bowe had eight catches for 102 yards and two scores.
On their second possession of the game, the Bills found the end zone. Starting at its own 16, Buffalo turned to Spiller as he had carries for five and seven yards before a catch-and-run saw him go 19 yards to get the ball near midfield. Several plays later with the ball at the KC 17, Spiller took a draw play inside the left tackle and went into the end zone for a 7-0 lead with 2:01 left in the first.
After another three-and-out from the Chiefs, Buffalo got the ball back at its own 33. It was Spiller again leading the way as his 38-yard run up the middle set up his 5-yard touchdown run, which saw him take a pitch out to the left and scamper in for his third touchdown of the season and a 14-0 lead with 12:29 to play in the half.