The Buffalo Bills broke a cardinal rule of teams with playoff aspirations Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City -- they let a winnable game get away on the road.
Kansas City quarterback Trent Green scrambled 9 yards on a sore ankle with 4:53 left for the winning touchdown in the Chiefs' 17-16 victory over the Bills. Buffalo dropped to 5-5 for the season.
Buffalo quarterback Drew Bledsoe was unable to get his team into the end zone on three of four trips to the red zone, then threw an interception from the Chiefs' 40 on his team's last possession of the game.
The Bills settled for three Mike Hollis field goals after three drives deep into K.C. territory. The lone Buffalo touchdown came on Bledsoe's 7-yard pass to Eric Moulds in the second quarter.
Also hurting the cause were 13 penalties for 139 yards against the Bills, including a questionable 36-yard pass interference infraction on Kansas City's winning drive.
Wasted was a standout game by running back Travis Henry, who ran for 126 yards and caught four passes for 38 more, and a strong defensive effort.
Chiefs star Priest Holmes was held in check for three quarters before he finished with 104 yards rushing. The Bills shackled KC tight end Tony Gonzalez, who had only two receptions.