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Stats Wizard: All-time numbers in Bills-Chiefs series

Bills vs. Chiefs: 44 games all-time.

Bills record: 23-20-1 (.534).

Playoffs: 2-1. The Bills lost the AFL Championship to the Chiefs on Jan. 1, 1967, 31-7. They bested Kansas City in the Divisional Round game on Jan. 5, 1992, 37-14, and the AFC Championship game on Jan. 23, 1994, 30-13.

First game: On Nov. 6, 1960, Buffalo lost to the Dallas Texans – who became the Kansas City Chiefs after winning the AFL Championship in 1962 – 45-28. Johnny Green went just 9-for-26 for 153 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions, a lowly 28.7 passer rating, before being replaced by Tommy O'Connell, who helped the Bills rally a bit, going 8-for-16 with 170 yards passing and a touchdown, good for a 108.9 passer rating.

Longest Bills winning streak: Five games, from Oct. 13, 1963, to Dec. 12, 1965.

Longest Bills losing streak: Five games, from Dec. 3, 1967, to Dec. 19, 1971. Of note, the Bills are currently amidst a three-game losing streak to the Chiefs.

Most points for: 54 points, in a 54-31 victory on Nov. 23, 2008.

Most points against: 45 points, in a 45-28 loss on Nov. 6, 1960.

Biggest win: 34 points, twice, in a 44-10 victory on Oct. 30, 1994, and in a 41-7 win on Sept. 11, 2011.

Biggest loss: 33 points, in a 38-5 loss on Oct. 26, 2003.

All-time Bills leaders against the Chiefs

Passing leaders: Jack Kemp leads with 171 pass completions, 2,316 passing yards, 18 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions. Ryan Fitzpatrick has the highest passer rating at 91.2 and Jim Kelly the high in yards-per-attempt at 7.40, among quarterbacks with at least two starts against Kansas City.

Rushing leaders: O.J. Simpson had a team-best 458 yards on the ground and five rushing scores, while C.J. Spiller has, by far, the best yards-per-carry at 7.16, picking up 272 yards on 38 attempts in four games against the Chiefs.

Receiving leaders: Elbert Dubenion is the leader with 45 receptions, 759 receiving yards, and six touchdown catches. Haven Moses has a team-best 18.82 yards-per-catch, among receivers with at least 10 catches.

Special teams leaders: Rian Lindell had the most total field goals made with 11, but he also had five misses. Dan Carpenter and Booth Lusteg were both a perfect 5-for-5. Leodis McKelvin and Ed Rutkowski each had punt return touchdowns, but no Bills' player has returned a kick for a touchdown.

Defensive leaders: No surprise, Hall of Famer Bruce Smith has the lead with 5.0 sacks. Billy Atkins and Tom Janik had four interceptions apiece and five different Bills – Mike Stratton, Tom Sestak, Tony Greene, Mike Kennedy and Leodis McKelvin – have pick-sixes.

Bills single-game records against the Chiefs

Passing leaders: On Nov. 9, 2014, Kyle Orton threw a team-best 29 completions, but it was all for naught, as the Bills lost 17-13. Jack Kemp had their lone 300-yard passing game, with exactly 300 yards through the air, in a 35-26 win on Oct. 13, 1963. Jim Kelly and Ryan Fitzpatrick each had games with four touchdown passes, in a 44-10 win on Oct. 30, 1994, and in that 41-7 victory on Sept. 11, 2011, respectively. On Oct. 1, 1978, Joe Ferguson completed 83.3 percent of his passes, going 15-for-18.

Rushing leaders: Joe Cribbs rushed for 185 yards in a 14-9 victory on Dec. 4, 1983. C.J. Spiller had 116 yards on 12 attempts on Nov. 3, 2013, 9.67 yards-per-attempts. Five different Bills had a pair of rushing touchdowns in a game, including two by O.J. Simpson.

Receiving leaders: The single-game receptions leader is Pete Metzelaars with 10 in a 23-7 loss on Nov. 28, 1993. In their first-ever game against the Chifes, then the Texans, Elbert Dubenion had 161 yards receiving, which still stands as a team-best. Bob Chandler had three receiving touchdowns in a 50-17 win on Oct. 3, 1976, and Glenn Bass takes yards-per-reception at 39.75, with 159 yards on four catches, in a 27-24 win on Oct. 15, 1961.

Defense/special teams leaders: Marcell Dareus had 3.0 sacks in a 17-13 loss on Nov. 9, 2014. Six different Bills had a pair of interceptions in a game, highlighted by Billy Atkins, who had two. Rian Lindell was 4-for-4 in field goals and 6-for-6 in extra-point attempts in their 54-31 win on Nov. 23, 2008.

Sunday’s game: The Bills are getting 9.5, but given their downward trend I think the Chiefs both win an cover.

My record calling the Bills games this year: winning team (6-3), with the spread (4-4-1). Note: did not make a play in the second Jets game.

Many of the stats in this article made possible by the Pro Football Reference Play Index

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