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Fourth quarter analysis: Bills survive against Chiefs, outgain opponent for first time since Week 1

The Bills overcame both their own fourth-quarter ineptitude and a horrendous penalty call to escape Kansas City with a win, getting to 6-5 and keeping their wild-card hopes alive in the logjammed AFC.

The Bills got a big fourth-down stop late in the game while protecting a six-point lead, taking over on their own 46 with 2:49 to play.

Their drive to run out the clock? Run for no gain, run for minus-1, run for minus-1, punt. The Chiefs got the ball back with 2:28 left. It was a maddening series for an offense that gained only 69 yards in the second half.

The Chiefs needed to go 86 yards to win the game. As they neared midfield, Alex Smith threw to running back Charcandrick West in the flat. Cornerback E.J. Gaines closed in for a tackle, but went over the top to avoid contact with West, who was defenseless and going to the ground.

Referees somehow still called him for unnecessary roughness, gifting the Chiefs 15 yards. It was reminiscent of the late phantom pass interference call on Nickell Robey-Coleman that helped the Jaguars beat the Bills in London in 2015.

Luckily for the Bills, Tre'Davious White intercepted a pass at the Bills' 27 three plays later to put the game away.

Woot: The Bills outgained the Chiefs, 268-236. It was the first time they outgained an opponent since Week 1.

First quarter analysis: Tyrod Taylor leads Bills to rare first-quarter lead vs. Chiefs

Second quarter analysis: Bills defense smothering Chiefs

Third quarter analysis: Chiefs offense wakes up, briefly

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