The Buffalo Bills travel to Kansas City to open up the 2011 NFL season on the 10-year-anniversary of 9/11. The Bills also played in Kansas City last year, and Bills fans will recall the heartbreak of that contest, which the Bills lost in overtime by three points.
That was the game that Rian Lindell appeared to kick a game-winning field goal, only to learn that Chiefs head coach Todd Haley had been awarded a time out call just prior to Lindell's kick. Lindell missed the second attempt, and the Chiefs went on to win from there.
But timing is everything, and the timing for the Bills to be playing the Chiefs may never be better. Chiefs starting quarterback Matt Cassel was injured playing in the second quarter of the final preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Cassel suffered a rib injury and may not be able to play in the contest as a result. Stay tuned for updates on his health as the week unfolds.
The Chiefs have a number of issues right now, and we will detail them as we proceed with the preview.