Sunday, November 3, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Kansas City Chiefs
By Adam Teicher
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Observed in the locker room after the Kansas City Chiefs’ 23-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills:
Celebrating in style: Linebacker Tamba Hali, on his 30th birthday, did something before the game that he says he rarely does before playing. He had breakfast. “I usually don’t eat on game day but I ate today for some reason," said Hali, who scored a fourth-quarter touchdown on a fumble return. “A bagel and bacon and an omelet [that] I put on the bagel. It was good."
Injury-free: The Chiefs didn’t lose anyone to injury. Last week against Cleveland they didn't lose any of their front-line players, but rookie defensive lineman Mike Catapano, a backup who played mostly on special teams, suffered a high ankle sprain that kept him out against the Bills.
Smith’s introduction to Buffalo: Quarterback Alex Smith played his first game in Buffalo on Sunday. On a wintry day with temperatures in the 30s, Smith survived the tricky winds at Ralph Wilson Stadium to complete 19 of 29 passes. But he threw for just 124 yards, with his longest completion of the day going for 20 yards.