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Points after: Chiefs 23, Bills 13

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By Tim Graham

Quick highlights from the Buffalo Bills' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Ralph Wilson Stadium ...

What it means: The Bills used their third starting quarterback of the season, but they weren't overmatched by the undefeated Chiefs. Even so, the Bills couldn't prevail over two giveaways the Chiefs returned for touchdowns in the second half. The Bills outgained the Chiefs, 470-201, but were minus-3 in turnovers. The Bills are 3-6, last place in the AFC East.

Player of the game: Even in defeat C.J. Spiller was the best player on the field. A week apparently off did wonders for his sprained ankle. He ran 12 times for 116 yards and caught two passes for 39 yards.

Tuel time: Undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel made his first NFL start because Thad Lewis' injured ribs were too sore. Tuel was 18 of 39 for 229 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions.

Play of the game: With the Bills about to grab the game by its throat at the Chiefs' 1-yard line, Tuel threw the ball directly to cornerback Sean Smith at the goal line. Smith breezed up the left sideline for a 100-yard touchdown to tie the game early in the third quarter.

Preliminary injury report: Buffalo's rookie receivers had strong games before leaving with injuries. Robert Woods stayed on the ground late in the third quarter with a leg injury. He went straight to the locker room and didn't return. When Woods left the game he was Buffalo's top receiver with four catches for 44 yards. ... Marquise Goodwin went to the locker room late in the fourth quarter with an undisclosed injury. He finished with two catches for 64 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown.

Coming up: The Bills get back on the road next Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.


C.J. Spiller | Jeff Tuel | Marquise Goodwin | Points after | Stevie Johnson | Thad Lewis
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Tim Graham

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Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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