Final/OT

Bills 10

(0-7, 0-4 away)

Chiefs 13

(5-2, 4-0 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, October 31, 2010

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO 

1 2 3 4 OT T
BUF 0 0 3 7 010
KC 0 7 0 3 313

Top Performers

Passing: R. Fitzpatrick (BUF) - 223 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Charles (KC) - 22 CAR, 177 YDS

Receiving: R. Parrish (BUF) - 4 REC, 66 YDS

Chiefs, Bills use all 75 minutes before Ryan Succop's field goal lifts Kansas City

Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ryan Succop got a second chance to test out his new approach to dealing with the swirling wind at Arrowhead Stadium.

Flabbergasted at the way his 39-yard attempt in overtime hooked left, Kansas City's place kicker took a different aim when given another opportunity to win the game.

This time, he sent the ball through the uprights from 35 yards, lifting the Chiefs to a 13-10 victory over Buffalo as time expired in a wild overtime on Sunday.

"I hit [the first one] really well, as crazy as that sounds," Succop said. "I guess I learned something from the first one and realized I'm going to have to put this ball outside the post because there was that much wind today. I feel very blessed to have the second opportunity."

Blessed does not describe the way Succop's Buffalo counterpart was feeling after his overtime miss led to the Bills' third-worst start to a season in franchise history.

Rian Lindell kicked what would have been a 53-yard game-winner earlier in the overtime. But the kick was nullified because the Chiefs (5-2) had called time out. His second try was a wobbler in the wind that struck the right upright and gave Kansas City another chance.

"It's kind of a goofy deal, but it is what it is," he said. "I just wanted to hit a good ball. I didn't really, and then they said time out and I tried it again. I just got way too much turf on it. I wasn't hitting a very good ball all day and that was a good example of that."

The victory kept the Chiefs comfortably atop the AFC West and made sure the Bills (0-7), with their second straight overtime loss, would remain the league's only winless team.

"This one really hurts," Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said. "The defense, for as well as they played today in terms of keeping the score down, and for us to take that drive late and tie it up, get into overtime and then just be handed numerous opportunities to do something and win the game and not do it. This one really hurts."

"This is the first wild, wild one I've been in in the NFL," said Chiefs' rookie safety Eric Berry, whose interception of Fitzpatrick's overthrown pass stopped Buffalo in Chiefs territory with 32 seconds remaining in regulation. "I'm just glad we came out on top."

The Chiefs, the NFL's No. 1 rushing offense, ran for 274 yards against Buffalo's league-worst rushing defense, with Jamaal Charles piling up 177 yards on 22 carries. He also had 61 yards on four catches, including a 16-yard catch to start the winning 53-yard drive.

Thomas Jones had 77 yards on 19 carries as the Chiefs went over 200 yards three games in a row for the first time since 1978.

"We hung in there. The way we won actually says a lot more than the win itself," Jones said.

Buffalo coach Chan Gailey, who was fired as Kansas City's offensive coordinator right before the start of the 2009 season, called a timeout right before Succop's first attempt. It's called "icing the kicker," and is one of football's oldest tactics.

"Today I don't like it. I don't," he said.

But he did not call time before the second try.

"Yeah, I wanted him to think I was," he said. "That is part of it. You are playing a mind game, that is what it is all about is playing a mind game."

If Succop's second kick had missed, the game would have ended in the first tie in the NFL since Philadelphia and Cincinnati were knotted 13-all on Nov. 16, 2008.

The Bills won two challenges in a touchdown drive that tied it 10-10 with 2 minutes, 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

Fitzpatrick, on fourth-and-goal from the 5, hit Stevie Johnson, who fell into the end zone, barely getting across the goal line before his shoulder touched the ground.

"It's something we worked on one time throughout the week," he said. "Coach called it. He said they will play off, come under and you're going to have to bull rush your way in there. It was exactly how coach said it."

Late in the first half, Charles snagged Cassel's pass on a crossing pattern and went 31 yards to the 20. On the next play, he took a handoff and was pulled down at the 1.

Then Dwayne Bowe got open in the end zone with the Bills expecting a run and caught his fifth TD pass in three games.

After trying only nine running plays the entire first half, the Bills ran the ball nine times in a second-half drive that fell just three seconds short of nine minutes. They had second-and-2 from the Kansas City 20, but a false start penalty against tackle Cordaro Howard pushed them back 5 yards and Fitzpatrick missed on two straight passes. Lindell's 42-yard field goal provided Buffalo's first points with a little more than six minutes left in the third.

Succop's 28-yard field goal made it 10-3 in the third.

Game notes


Jones has rushed for 500 yards for five different teams. ... Charles' 31-yard catch-and-run was his longest of the season. ... Steve Johnson tied a Buffalo record with a touchdown in five straight games. ... Fitzpatrick's touchdown pass gave him an eight-game streak, the longest by a Bills quarterback since 2002. ... It was the third time in Bills history they played back-to-back overtime games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
BUF
KC
1st Downs2324
Passing 1st downs
1210
Rushing 1st downs
714
1st downs from penalties
40
3rd down efficiency
11-234-15
4th down efficiency
1-21-2
Total Plays8474
Total Yards328414
Yards per play3.95.6
Total Drives1212
Passing191140
Comp-Att
24-4814-26
Yards per pass
3.74.8
Interceptions thrown
10
Sacks-Yards Lost
3-323-12
Rushing137274
Rushing Attempts
3345
Yards per rush
4.26.1
Red Zone (Made-Att)1-11-4
Penalties5-355-50
Turnovers10
Fumbles lost
00
Interceptions thrown
10
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession39:2235:38

Passing Leaders

BUFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Fitzpatrick24/482234.6113-32
KCC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Cassel14/261525.8103-12

Rushing Leaders

BUFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson20643.209
Fitzpatrick6437.2014
KCCARYDSAVGTDLG
Charles221778.0032
Jones19774.1013

Receiving Leaders

BUFRECYDSAVGTDLG
Parrish46616.5037
Evans55611.2021
KCRECYDSAVGTDLG
Charles46115.3031
Moeaki34515.0018

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERBUFKC
kcTD1:31Dwayne Bowe 1 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 71 yds, 2:26
07
THIRD QUARTERBUFKC
bufFG6:08Rian Lindell 43 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 15 plays, 56 yds, 8:57
37
FOURTH QUARTERBUFKC
kcFG9:41Ryan Succop 28 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 12 plays, 59 yds, 7:02
310
bufTD2:23Steve Johnson 4 Yard Pass From Ryan Fitzpatrick (Rian Lindell Kick is Good)
Drive info: 15 plays, 83 yds, 7:18
1010
OVERTIMEBUFKC
kcFG0:05Ryan Succop 35 Yard Field Goal is Good
Drive info: 8 plays, 53 yds, 1:13
1013

Research Notes

From Elias: The Chiefs become the 5th team in NFL history to win a game with 0:00 left in overtime. The last time it happened was 1994.
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The Bills are the 4th team in NFL history to lose on the road in overtime in consecutive weeks The others: 2009 Steelers Nov. 22-29 1986 Steelers Nov. 23-30 1983 Bears Sept. 18-25

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