Chiefs go the distance to top the Bills 13-10 in OT


It may not have been pretty, but a win is a win, and the Chiefs will take it.

The club moved to 5-2 on the season after Ryan Succop kicked a 35-yard field on the last play of overtime to get the team to a 13-10 win over a game Bills team.

Succop missed a 39-yard attempt left earlier in OT, but got a shot to redeem himself, which he did as the Chiefs stayed up top the division.

“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.”

The Bills looked like they won the game in OT as Rian Lindell kicked what would have been a 53-yard game-winner earlier in the overtime. But the kick was nullified because the Chiefs had called time out. His second try was a wobbler in the wind that struck the right upright and gave the Chiefs a shot to go out and win it.

“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 Chiefs, the NFL’s No. 1 rushing offense, ran well all day, going 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.

Matt Cassel hit Dwayne Bowe with a 1-yard TD late in the first half for the first points of the game. They almost blew it as Ryan Fitzpatrick had a late drive going for the Bills with the game tied at 10, but threw a pick that saved the Chiefs and allowed them to eventually win it.

Next week the Chiefs will play the red-hot Raiders, who beat Seattle 33-3 Sunday.


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