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For the majority of the season, the Bills have been on the right side of the turnover battle. This wasn't the case against Kansas City and was the main reason they lost. The Chiefs outscored Buffalo 20-3 in the second half, and 14 of those points came off Bills turnovers.
The Bills opened the second half with the ball and drove all the way down to the Chiefs' 1-yard line with the big play being a 61-yard run by C.J. Spiller. On 3rd-and-goal, Buffalo called a pass play that cornerback Sean Smith read the whole way and intercepted the pass. He returned it the length of the field for a touchdown and tied the game up at 10.
The team recovered from this and played well for the rest of the third quarter and entered the final 15 minutes tied at 13.
In the fourth quarter though, the Bills, and more specifically T.J. Graham, made the mistake that decided the game. On a 3rd-and-long, Tuel dropped the ball off to Graham on a crossing route deep in their own end of the field. The wide receiver was hit and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by Tamba Hali and returned for a touchdown.
In the NFL it is hard to win games when teams constantly turn the ball over. The Bills finished the game minus-three in the turnover battle, and it is hard to win games with that large of a margin.