Wrap-up: Bills 35, Chiefs 17
September, 16, 2012
By Bill Williamson | ESPN.com
Here are some thoughts on the Buffalo Bills' 35-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs:
What it means: The Kansas City Chiefs are 0-2 after a 35-17 loss and they look terrible. For the second straight season, the Chiefs were hammered by the Buffalo Bills. It’s the same Buffalo team that looked awful against the New York Jets last week. This game was never close as the Bills led 21-0 at the half and 35-3 at the start of the fourth quarter.
New coach, same old story: The Chiefs staggered early last season under former head coach Todd Haley. One of the reasons for the slow start was because Haley didn’t work the team hard in training camp after the lockout. His replacement, Romeo Crennel (who was 2-1 as the interim coach last season), had a productive training camp but the early-season struggles continue.
Where’s the defense? Kansas City has allowed 75 points in two games. There have been injuries on the defense, but better effort is a must. This is inexcusable, especially for a Crennel-coached team.
Is it panic time? Not yet. The Chiefs were 0-3 last season and almost won the division. But there is no doubt, this team has some soul-searching to do.
What’s next: The Chiefs will wobble into New Orleans to play the Saints on Sunday.