ORCHARD PARK (WKBW) - Ralph Wilson Stadium was rocking on Sunday as the Bills showed up and beat down the Kansas City Chiefs to earn their first win of the season, move back to .500, and thrill the home fans in the process.
The star of the day was CJ Spiller, who filled in for injured Fred Jackson, and led the way, rushing for 123 yards and consecutive touchdowns to give the Bills a commanding lead.
Ryan Fitzpatrick came into the day looking to improve on a turnover-filled outing at Metlife Stadium last Sunday, and did just that. Fitzpatrick threw for two scores, one to Scott Chandler and a 49 yarder to Stevie Johnson.
The Buffalo defense that was shredded in last week's loss to the New York Jets also made a big impact, with 5 sacks and two forced fumbles. One of the plays of the afternoon came as the first half was winding down, and Kansas City was pressing on the Bills goal line. The defense forced a Peyton Hillis fumble, recovered by the home team. The play prevented a score and kept the momentum with the Bills as they continued to dominate play into the second half.
Add a Leodis McKelvin 88 yard punt return for a touchdown on top of superb play by the offense and defense, and the Bills walked off the field with a 35-17 win over Kansas City.
The Bills travel to Cleveland to face the Browns next Sunday.