The Buffalo Bills and the Kansas City Chiefs will be facing off Monday in what is sure to be a physical rushing battle. With neither side sporting a proven quarterback, both teams will have to be creative with their running plays to get ahead.
Although many expect the Bills to bounce back after a devastating loss against the New York Jets, Kansas City's physical play will give the Bills their second loss.
According to the Kansas City Star, Kansas City will have linebacker Tamba Hali back in the lineup on Monday to provide some much needed defense against the No. 1 rushing team in the league last year.
Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel had a good outing with 256 yards. Even though the game ended in a loss, Cassel proved that Kansas City does not have to rely on running plays to get up the field.
Buffalo, on the other hand, does not have much of a quarterback to fall back on. Ryan Fitzpatrick fell shy of the 200-yard mark, throwing for only 195 yards. He looked overwhelmed in his outing against the New York Jets.
Both of these teams suffered big, unexpected losses in the first week, and neither the Kansas City Chiefs nor the Buffalo Bills want to go down two games.
In Week 1, Buffalo waltzed into a game they thought they would breeze right through. However, the heavily scrutinized Mark Sanchez made the Bills eat their words with an explosive offensive victory (48-28).
Meanwhile, in Kansas City, the Chiefs came out strong against Atlanta, keeping the game within three before the end of the first half. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who has been considered a “sleeper” candidate for MVP, shut the Chiefs down with three touchdowns, one rushing score and the other two for 299 yards.