Share this article

print logo

Third-quarter analysis: Bills make Chiefs pay for offside penalty

The Buffalo Bills are not the only team in the NFL to take bad penalties on special teams.

The Kansas City Chiefs did that in the third quarter when tight end Demetrius Harris was offside as the Bills were lined up to punt the ball away. The penalty gave the Bills a first down, extending a drive that ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tyrod Taylor to running back LeSean McCoy.The Bills benefitted from another penalty on the drive when Chiefs nose tackle Jaye Howard was flagged for roughing the passer for a hit on Taylor.

McCoy's touchdown cut the Bills' deficit to 24-22, but an attempted two-point conversion to tie the game failed when Taylor could not find an open receiver and was sacked.

Missed opportunity: Rookie cornerback Ronald Darby's rough afternoon continued when he missed a chance at an interception that looked like it would have gone for a pick-six had he been able to hold on.

Second guess: With rookie running back Karlos Williams out for the game because of a shoulder injury, Boobie Dixon took over as the second running back. Dixon got a carry on the Bills' touchdown drive, but the play call was a slow-developing, sweep to the right. That play should be run with McCoy, not Dixon.

Story topics: / / /

There are no comments - be the first to comment