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Halftime observations: Bills 10, Chiefs 3

Chiefs defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (94) looked at video footage on a tablet during Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY.
Chiefs defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (94) looked at video footage on a tablet during Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. The Kansas City Star

It’s halftime at Ralph Wilson Stadium, and the Bills lead the Chiefs 10-3. Here are some quick observations.

▪ The offensive line has had a rough go out of it. The Bills’ physical defensive front has dominated the game. Alex Smith has been running for his life and has already been sacked twice. The Chiefs have rushed 12 times for 43 yards.

▪ Knile Davis’ fumble was unacceptable. There was nothing unique or funky about that hit — the ball just popped out. Davis can’t do these things if he wants to mature into a feature back. Fumbles suck all the life out of teams.

▪ Tight end Travis Kelce only has one catch. That’s not enough.

▪ Rough start for cornerback Chris Owens, who missed an open-field tackle and got shook at the line of the scrimmage on Chris Hogan’s touchdown on the Bills’ first drive. Owens has missed the last three games with a knee injury.

▪ Cairo Santos continues to show what he can do. Santos made his tenth straight field goal with his 36 yarder in the first quarter. The weather conditions aren’t great, either.

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter at @TerezPaylor.

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