Chiefs vs. Bills: Bold Predictions for Week 2 Matchup

Justin Welton@JustinWeltonAnalyst IISeptember 16, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 09:  Ryan Fitzpatrick #14 of the Buffalo Bills looks for an open man against the New York Jets   during their game at MetLife Stadium on September 9, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs travel to Buffalo to play the Bills Sunday afternoon in a crucial early-season matchup. Both teams will be looking to get their first win of the 2012 season, and both are looking to avoid the dreadful 0-2 start. 

Let's get bold. Here are four bold predictions for Sunday's Week 2 matchup.


Ryan Fitzpatrick Will Throw 4 Touchdowns to 0 Interceptions

Go big or go home. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw three touchdowns and three interceptions last week against the New York Jets, and he has been a willing passer to opposing teams throughout his career.

But he's a Harvard guy, which means he's intelligent in case you didn't know, and the Chiefs failed to intercept Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan last week, as he threw three touchdowns. 

Fitzpatrick will trust his reads, trust his instincts and make the smart play every time he drops back to pass.

Once again, go big or go home.


Total Points Will be Over 70

Both the Bills and Chiefs allowed 40 or more points in Week 1. Buffalo allowed Mark Sanchez and the not-so-vaunted New York Jets offense to go up and down the field with ease.

Kansas City couldn't slow down Atlanta, a team with a quality quarterback in Matt Ryan and dynamic receivers. 

In Week 2, we will get a glimpse into which defense you can trust more because this game has shootout written all over it.

Buffalo's offense is legitimate and Kansas City's is still up in the air, but equally as talented as that of the New York Jets. 

Let the shootout begin.


Steve Johnson Catches 10 Passes

Last week against the Jets, Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson caught four passes for 55 yards and a touchdown. He's ready for a big breakout game against a defense that struggled to slow down the Falcons' receivers.

Julio Jones and Roddy White each caught six balls last week, Tony Gonzalez caught five and three others caught at least one.

With Johnson being the go-to target, expect his catches to be in double figures.


Bills Defeat Chiefs 38-35

Who really knows which below .500 team is going to win this game? You have Buffalo, a team that notoriously plays well at home against a Kansas City team that has been underachieving. 

We will get a better idea of both of these teams after Week 2, but for now, we are going to go with the Bills defeating the Chiefs 38-35.