The Buffalo Bills (5-3) are coming off a bye week. This season the Bills have played adequately. Kyle Orton’s resurgence is the biggest reason for their winning record. The Bills in week 8 beat the New York Jets by a score of 43-23. In that game, Kyle Orton threw four touchdowns and the Bills cruised to the victory. This week will be a lot harder with the Kansas City Chiefs coming into Buffalo. The Chiefs eviscerated the Bills’ biggest rival, the New England Patriots, early in the season. If the Bills want to continue their winning ways, Kyle Orton must accurately guide the offense.
The Kansas City Chiefs (5-3) are coming off a win over the New York Jets. Alex Smith had two touchdowns on the afternoon. It was an all-around solid performance. The Jets are the cellar-dwellers of the AFC East and the game was over before it even started. This week, against a solid Bills team, the Chiefs will have a much harder challenge. If the Chiefs are to continue winning they will need Jamaal Charles to carry the load once again.
Bills Vs Chiefs Week 10 Odds
Here are the odds from Betonline.ag
Chiefs -1 (-110)
Bills +1 (-110)
Bills: Buffalo has been a different team since Kyle Orton took control of the offense. E.J. Manuel, the former 1st round draft choice, was ineffective as the quarterback to start the season. Most head-coaches are hesitant to bench a former first round pick in favor of veteran journeymen. The Bills, however, realized that Manuel was simply not good enough. The coaching staff pulled the trigger and made the switch. Enter Kyle Orton. He has played for several NFL teams including the Bears, Broncos, Chiefs, and the Cowboys before being signed by the Bills. When Orton has started, he has played sufficient. Certainly for the Bills, he has added a level of stability that did not exist before. The Bills offense is no longer one-dimensional thanks to rookie wide-receiver Sammy Watkins. With the return of Fred Jackson this week, the Bills offense should have enough fire-power to challenge the Kansas City defense backfield.
Chiefs: When discussing the Chiefs’ offense, the conversation starts and ends with Jamaal Charles. The dual threat running-back is the difference in both the run and passing game for Kansas City. If Jamaal Charles can go for over 100 yards of total offense, then the Chiefs should pull off the victory. Alex Smith has played well despite not completing a single touchdown to a receiver all season. If Alex Smith can manage the Chiefs’ offense and not turn the ball over, the Chiefs will be in position late to pull off the victory. The Chiefs’ offense is very methodical and relies heavily on long sustained drives to score points. Time of possession will be critical in this game. If the Chiefs can dominate the time of possession and keep the Bills’ defense on the field for long periods of time, they should be able to pull off the difficult road victory.
The Buffalo Bills have finally found some consistency with Kyle Orton as quarterback. Kyle Orton, however, has never been able to sustain success for an entire season. Despite taking over the starting job a couple weeks into the season, expect a regression to take place as soon as this week. If Sammy Watkins cannot play at close to 100% it severely hurts their chances of holding serve at home. Monitor Watkins health before the game and if he looks even questionable don’t take a chance on the Bills. They are just not explosive enough without the young receiver. Kansas City has played under the radar since their week four blowout of New England. Andy Reid is notorious for constantly throwing the ball, but this season, Reid finally feels comfortable having his quarterback hand the ball off and it has led to several victories. Expect Reid to have a run-heavy approach this week on the way to another victory.
Kansas City Chiefs 28 Buffalo Bills 17