Chiefs rookie runs riot over Bills

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Last Updated: 20/10/20 6:19am

Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 161 yards on 26 carries in the win over the Bills
Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 161 yards on 26 carries in the win over the Bills

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 161 yards on 26 carries as they toppled the Buffalo Bills 26-17 in heavy rain on Monday night.

Edwards-Helaire’s 100-yard game comes after the Chiefs (5-1) signed Le’Veon Bell last week following his release from the New York Jets. Bell, a two-time All-Pro running back, did not play while following Covid-19 protocol after joining the team.

  • Chiefs stats: Patrick Mahomes 21/26, 225 yards, 2 TDs
  • Rushing leader: Clyde Edwards-Helaire, 26 carries, 161 yards
  • Receiving leader: Travis Kelce, five catches, 65 yards, 2 TDs

The contest was played in steady rain in Buffalo, prompting Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes to pick his spots in the passing game. He finished 21 of 26 for 225 yards with two touchdowns, both to tight end Travis Kelce.

Tyler Bass connected on a 48-yard field goal to give Buffalo an early 3-0 lead and, after Mahomes and Kelce’s first scoring connection, Josh Allen found Diggs for a four-yard TD to see the Bills regain the lead.

  • Bills stats: Josh Allen 14/27, 122 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
  • Rushing leader: Josh Allen, eight carries, 42 yards
  • Receiving leader: Stefon Diggs, six catches, 46 yards, 1 TD

Scoring summary

FIRST QUARTER
Chiefs 0-3 Bills Tyler Bass 48-yard field goal
Chiefs 7-3 Bills Patrick Mahomes 11-yard TD pass to Travis Kelce (extra point)
SECOND QUARTER
Chiefs 7-10 Bills Josh Allen four-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs (extra point)
Chiefs 13-10 Bills Patrick Mahomes 12-yard TD pass to Travis Kelce (failed extra point)
THIRD QUARTER
Chiefs 20-10 Bills Darrel Williams 13-yard TD run (extra point)
FOURTH QUARTER
Chiefs 23-10 Bills Harrison Butker 37-yard field goal
Chiefs 23-17 Bills Josh Allen eight-yard TD pass to Cole Beasley (extra point)
Chiefs 26-17 Bills Harrison Butker 30-yard field goal

Trailing 10-7, the Chiefs then scored 16 unanswered points before Allen finally triggered the Buffalo passing game. Allen went 5-for-5 on a drive he capped by hitting Cole Beasley for an eight-yard score to slice the gap to 23-17 with just over six minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Kansas City, however, used up over four minutes of the clock with their dominant run game to set up a Harrison Butker, game-clinching 30-yard field goal. The Chiefs logged 30 second-half rushes and 46 carries overall, the most ever for a team coached by Andy Reid.

Bills QB Allen, who came in averaging 317.8 yards passing, finished 14 of 27 for 122 yards and two touchdowns, but he had his last attempt of the game intercepted by Daniel Sorensen. The Bills (4-2) had only 84 yards rushing while slipping to a second-straight defeat of the season.

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