Jeremy Maclin up, Sean Smith down in Chiefs' win

Wide receivers get the game balls for Chiefs, Bills

ESPN NFL Nation reporters Adam Teicher and Mike Rodak say Kansas City's Jeremy Maclin and Buffalo's Sammy Watkins were the stars for their respective teams.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A look at Kansas City Chiefs players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday’s 30-22 win over the Buffalo Bills:


WR Jeremy Maclin: He made the Bills pay for their decision to single-cover him early in the game. He caught a 37-yard pass to set up Kansas City’s first touchdown and scored their second one on a 41-yard catch. He finished with nine catches and a season-high 160 yards.

LB Tamba Hali: He had the Chiefs’ only sack and he also stripped Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the play. The Chiefs recovered to set up a field goal that put them ahead by eight points in the third quarter.

RB Spencer Ware: He earned many of his 114 yards with some tough running. He averaged 3.1 yards after contact, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Ware also scored a touchdown, his fourth in the last four games.


CB Sean Smith: Buffalo’s Sammy Watkins caught six passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, mostly against Smith. But Smith held Watkins without a catch in the second half.

CB Marcus Peters: He missed an attempted tackle on a big Buffalo play, had a holding penalty and dropped a pass that he would have returned for a touchdown.

TE Demetrius Harris: He was penalized twice. The second time, he jumped offside with Buffalo facing a fourth-and-5 in punt formation. The penalty gave the Bills a fresh set of downs and they went on to score a touchdown.