Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Chiefs 30, Bills 22

Chiefs get further into playoff race

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs kept ignoring questions about the playoffs all week, though Sunday's game against the Bills was between wild-card contenders.

It's going to be harder to ignore the postseason chatter now.

Alex Smith threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns and Spencer Ware ran for 114 yards and a score as Kansas City won its fifth straight, topping Buffalo.

"We're not really worried about all that," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of the playoff race. "We just got over .500, think about that."

One thing they don't have to think about? The head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bills.

"We made it tough on ourselves," Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor said, "but we've just got to take it week by week, day by day. Maintain a hungry attitude."

Jeremy Maclin had nine receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown for Kansas City, Travis Kelce caught a touchdown pass and Cairo Santos hit three field goals.

The Bills had a chance for a tying touchdown when they took over at their own 10-yard line with 3:25 left. But after picking up a quick first down, Taylor was knocked out of bounds short of the marker on a fourth-and-9 play with 2:16 remaining.

Buffalo receiver Sammy Watkins had all six catches for 158 yards and his two touchdowns in the first half.

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