The Bills played two of the worst games in franchise history on their losing streak this month, but they figured things out Sunday in Kansas City and escaped with a 16-10 win that kept their playoff chances very much alive.
The defense rebounding from a trio of pitiful performances was the key to victory, Vic Carucci wrote. The Bills disguised their coverages and confused Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith all day, leading Sean McDermott to a win over his mentor, Andy Reid.
Report card: Average was good enough for this big Bills win.
E.J. Gaines comes up big: Playing in his hometown, Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines helped shut down explosive receiver Tyreek Hill and overcame a ridiculous penalty, Tim Graham wrote.
Streak snapped, but Hauschka still money: Stephen Hauschka's NFL record field goal streak ended, but he atoned for the miss later in the Bills' win.
Cadet supplanting Tolbert: Travaris Cadet is providing a boost at running back behind LeSean McCoy, Jay Skurski wrote, and should threaten for the position when Mike Tolbert comes back from injury.
Zay is coming along: Bills rookie Zay Jones had a rough start to his career, but lately he has been "settling into the offense and who I am as a football player."
Bucky Gleason: Playoff hopes remain alive for these unpredicta-Bills.
Photos: Check out our Bills-Chiefs photo gallery from James P. McCoy.
Matchup Winners: The Bills' defense kept tight end Travis Kelce under wraps.
What we learned: Jay Skurski's 10 observations from Bills' had-to-have-it win.
What They Said: Transcripts from Bills coach Sean McDermott and Chiefs coach Andy Reid, as well as Tyrod Taylor, Zay Jones and more players.
Vic Carucci's Take Five: Taylor's efficiency was enough to complement the Bills' defense.
Inactives: Kelvin Benjamin headlined the Bills' list of inactives against the Chiefs.
Rex laid into McDermott over the QB change: I mean, it's Rex. Of course he did.
Watch: Fox Sports parodied the Bills' sideline as Peterman tossed five interceptions.
Bills Backers Club: In Kansas City, two groups come together to host a tailgate.