The Chiefs had an embarrassing gap in their game in 2014: no touchdown passes to wide receivers. They acquired Jeremy Maclin to change that, and Maclin on Sunday was the key to their fifth straight victory, 30-22 over Buffalo.
Any way you looked at it, the epitaph had been scrawled over the Chiefs’ 2015 season. After their rotten 1-5 start, the only thing left seemed to be the formality of slogging it out to notarize the lost season. Now they’ve won four straight, though, and have to be thinking playoffs.