By Jay Skurski
The Buffalo Bills were on the doorstep of a 17-3 lead today against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Then the unthinkable happened.
Quarterback Jeff Tuel threw an ill-advised pass that was intended for T.J. Graham. The ball was intercepted and returned for a 100-yard touchdown by Chiefs defensive back Sean Smith, making it a tie game, 10-10. That completely deflated the sell-out crowd here at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Tuel's interception came after Fred Jackson was stuffed twice on run plays from the 1-yard line. It ended a drive that featured a 61-yard run by C.J. Spiller on the first play of the third quarter.
Woods hurt: Bills receiver Robert Woods limped off the field and straight to the locker room with 2:31 to play in the third quarter with what the team announced was a leg injury. The team announced his return is questionable. Woods' teammates showed a great deal of concern as he was being looked at by trainers.
Getting aggressive: Bills fans have been asking for their team to be more aggressive, and they got their wish in the third quarter. Coach Doug Marrone kept his offense on the field for a fourth-and-2 play from the Chiefs' 36-yard line. The play didn't work, though, as Tuel overthrew Graham deep down the left sideline.
Time of possession: Partly because of the pick-six at the end of a long drive, the Bills dominated time of possession. Buffalo held the ball for exactly 12 minutes, while the Chiefs had it for just 3.
taggedC.J. Spiller | Doug Marrone | Fred Jackson | Jeff Tuel | Robert Woods | T.J. Graham