The Chiefs (4-1) and Bills (4-1) originally scheduled for Thursday night will take place Monday afternoon at 4 pm as COVID dominoes continue to fall. The Chiefs come into the game as 3.5 point favorites despite dropping a game to the Raiders last Sunday.
5 Reasons the Chiefs Will Beat the Bills
- The Bills have come back to earth. After starting 4-0, the wheels came off on Tuesday night against the Titans. Could it have been a blip on the radar or a sign of bigger problems to come? Buffalo started by beating the Jets and Dolphins before completing an improbable comeback against the Rams. The Raiders win was solid, but to follow it up with a subpar performance is somewhat eye opening.
- Josh Allen is…Josh Allen. Sure, he may have been mistaken for a younger Ben Roethlisberger for a few weeks but then a turnover fest ensued against the Titans. Is Allen and up-and-coming superstar in the NFL? Possibly, but he’s going to have to try to out-duel Patrick Mahomes a week after showing the nation that he may not be ready for the big stage yet.
- The Bills defense is trending downward. After giving up just 19 points a game in 2019, the Bills are giving up 28 thus far in 2020. They’ve had injuries in the secondary, which remain a concern and they only have two interceptions on the season. Look for the Chiefs to attack this secondary downfield on Tuesday. Up front, Buffalo has not been overwhelming opponents yet it has racked up 10 sacks so the Chiefs offensive line will have to improve from week’s past.
- If the Bills can’t run, they can’t win. We know the Chiefs run defense is suspect (giving up 157 yards per game). The good news for Chiefs fans is that the Bills have really struggled on the ground this season as running back Devin Singletary is averaging only 3.9 yards per carry and the the team’s second-leading rusher is Josh Allen. We know Allen is dangerous when he takes off and containing him in the pocket will be a huge key. After getting torched through the air last Sunday against the Raiders, the Chiefs secondary will be under a microscope in this game; let’s see how they respond.
- The Chiefs offense is going to shine. After an uncharacteristic second half against the Raiders last week, the Chiefs offense was embarrassed and shell-shocked. Mahomes threw his first interception of the season and Chiefs receivers struggled to get open. You know that is going to light a fire heading in to this game and the Chiefs have shown they can turn it on in an instant against good competition (think back to the Ravens game).