Overall, the Bills schedule is beginning to seem less daunting than it did at the start of the season. The Raiders, Chargers, Buccaneers and Dolphins all had dreadful offensive games in losses on Sunday. Games against those teams seem winnable in light of a Buffalo's terrific defensive start.
But there's one game that looms as a formidable challenge – at Kansas City on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. The Chiefs are always tough at Arrowhead, but they look like one of the Super Bowl favorites after a 3-0 start that included a stunning win at New England in the season opener.
The Bills were hoping KC would collapse when they traded for the Chiefs' No. 1 pick in next year's draft. Now it looks as if that pick could be very late. Through three weeks, Andy Reid's squad has been the most complete team in the NFL, capable of striking fast on both sides of the football.
The Chiefs are first in the league in yards per play, rushing yards and yards per rush. They're second in scoring, third in total offense and third in scoring differential. They're tied for second in sacks and third in opponents' quarterback rating at 64.1. They intercepted Philip Rivers three times in the first quarter in Sunday's 24-10 victory in LA. KC has defeated the Chargers seven times in a row.
Rookie running back Kareem Hunt leads the NFL with 401 yards rushing and is averaging a staggering 8.5 yards a carry. He also has 137 receiving yards and leads in combined yards. Alex Smith leads the league in QB rating at 132.7. He has completed 77.4 percent of his passes for seven TDs and no picks.
The Chiefs are one of only two remaining unbeaten teams along with Atlanta, whom the Bills visit next Sunday. The road to the Super Bowl just might go through KC this year, and it'll be a tough road for the Bills when they show up there on Nov. 26.