Countdown to kickoff: Chiefs at Bills

The Buffalo Bills return to the field this weekend in Week 10 when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, November 9 with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday's game will mark the 43rd regular season meeting between Buffalo and the Chiefs, with the Bills holding a 23-18-1 advantage in the series.

With a win over Kansas City on Sunday, Buffalo will:

• Win six of their first nine games for the first time since 1999

BILLS-CHIEFS REGULAR SEASON SERIES

• Overall regular season record: 23-18-1
• Bills at home against the Chiefs: 12-6-1
• Last meeting at home: 11/3/2013, L 13-23
• First regular season meeting: 11/6/1960, L 28-45 at War Memorial Stadium
• Last regular season meeting: 11/3/2014, L 13-23 at Buffalo

The Bills will hit the road next week as they head to Miami to take on the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:25 p.m. on November 13.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

OFFENSE

QB Kyle Orton

• Eight touchdown passes to reach 100 for his career
• 5 completions to record 100 with the Bills
• 372 passing yards to eclipse 1,500 for the season

WR Sammy Watkins • Needs 12 receptions to become third Bills rookie WR with 50 in a season.
• Needs 160 receiving yards to record 750 for his career

WR Robert Woods

• Seven catches to reach 75 for his career
• 119 receiving yards to reach 1,000 for his career

TE Scott Chandler

• Needs 87 receiving yards to reach 2,000 for his career

RB Boobie Dixon

• Needs 3 carries to reach 200 for his career

RB Fred Jackson

• Will play in his 100th career game
• One rushing touchdown to become the fourth Bill with 30 or more in his career
• Needs two rushing touchdowns to match Cookie Gilchrist for #3 in franchise history (31)
• Need three touchdowns to tie Elbert Dubenion for #6 in Bills history with 39.
• Needs seven catches to move past Elbert Dubenion and Bob Chandler in to eighth place in Bills history with 296 in his career
• Needs 11 catches to reach 300 for his career
• Needs 19 rushing yards to pass Willie Parker for the third most rushing yards by an undrafted player (5,379)

DEFENSE

CB Corey Graham

• Needs five passes defensed to tie career-high with 12 in a season

DE Jerry Hughes

• Needs 4.5 sacks to reach 25.0 for his career and 20.0 with the Bills

DE Mario Williams

• Needs 2.5 sacks to reach 85.0 for his career
• Needs 1.0 sacks to move in to the Top 50 all-time in total sacks

DT Kyle Williams

• His 31.5 career sacks is tied with Jeff Wright for the all-time

mark amongst Bills DT's. Need 0.5 sacks to take over first place.

DT Marcell Dareus

• Needs .5 sacks to match his career high of 7.5 sacks in a season, set last year
• Needs 4.0 sacks to break the franchise mark for DT in a season of 10.5 set last season by DT Kyle Williams

BILLS-CHIEFS SERIES HIGHS

Rushing Yards
Bills: 185, Joe Cribbs 12/4/83 @ KC
Chiefs: 177, Jamaal Charles 10/31/10 @KC

Receiving Yards
Bills: 161, Elbert Dubenion 12/6/60 @BUF
Chiefs: 146, Derrick Alexander 11/19/00 @KC

Passing Yards
Bills: 300, Jack Kemp 10/13/63 @KC
Chiefs: 355, Len Dawson 12/12/65 @BUF

FORMER BILLS/CHIEFS

• Bills QB Kyle Orton played for the Chiefs in 2011. He threw for 799 yards and a touchdown in three starts with Kansas City.
• Bills senior offensive assistant Jim Hostler entered the NFL with the Chiefs as an offensive assistant/quality control coach.
• Bills linebacker coach Fred Pagac served as the linebacker coach for Kansas City from 2004-05.
• Bills National Scout Chuck Cook was the Chiefs' Director of College Scouting for 11 years. He joined the NFL ranks in 1984, serving 13 as a Southeast area scout for Kansas City.

NFL CONNECTIONS

• Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson and Chiefs quarterbacks coach Matt Nagy were on the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles with Bills RB Bryce Brown as head coach, quarterbacks coach and offensive quality control coach, respectively.
• From 2001-03, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub, Chiefs defensive line coach Tommy Brasher and Chiefs tight ends coach Tom Melvin were in Philadelphia with Bills director of player personnel Jim Monos, who served as the Eagles Northeast Area Scout.
• Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton coached alongside a number of current Bills coaches during his 13-year tenure with the Jets. Sutton coached alongside the following:
o Bills head coach Doug Marrone was the Jets offensive line coach from 2002-05.
o Bills assistant defensive backs coach Samson Brown was a Jets coaching assistant from 2010-11.
o Bills defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson was the Jets defensive coordinator from 2004-05.
o Bills senior offensive assistant Jim Hostler was New York's wide receivers/quarterbacks coach from 2003-04.

• Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemy, Bills offensive line coach Pat Morris and Bills linebacker coach Fred Pagac served in the same positions together with the Vikings from 2006-10.
• From 2006-08, Bills head coach Doug Marrone was the Saints offensive coordinator and Chiefs linebacker coach Garry Gibbs was the Saints defensive coordinator. Bills director of player personnel Jim Monos was also with New Orleans as an area scout during this time period.
• Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub was in the same position with the Bears from 2004-12. He was in Chicago with Bills QB Kyle Orton from 2005-08, along with Bills DB Corey Graham from 2008-11.
• Chiefs offensive line coach Andy Heck held the same position in Jacksonville when Bills G Erik Pears plyed there in 2010
• Several members of the Bills organizations have ties with Chiefs QB Alex Smith from his eight-year tenure in San Francisco
o Bills senior offensive assistant Jim Hostler served as Smith's quarterbacks coach from 2005-06 and offensive coordinator in 2007.
o Bills DE Manny Lawson and Smith were the 49ers 1st round picks in back-to-back years (2005 and 2006), playing together from 2006-10.
o Smith, Bills RB Boobie Dixon and Chiefs WR A.J. Jenkins were all members of the 49ers team that reached Super Bowl XLVII in 2012.

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS

• Chiefs DE Allen Bailey was teammates with Bills T Seantrel Henderson in 2010 for the Miami Hurricanes.
• Bills HC Doug Marrone and Chiefs linebacker coach Garry Gibbs were members of the University of Georgia coaching staff in 2000.
• Bills DT Kyle Williams was LSU teammates with Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe from 2003-05, winning a national championship under Nick Saban in the 2003 season.
• Chiefs punter Justin Colquitt was at the University of Tennessee with Bills head coach Doug Marrone (then tight ends/tackles coach) and Bills tight ends coach Greg Adkins (then tight ends coach) in 2001.
• Chiefs DB Sanders Commings was Georgia teammates with Bills DE Jarius Wynn and Bills T Cordy Glenn in 2008.
• Bills WR Chris Gragg was Arkansas teammates with Chiefs RB Knile Davis from 2009-12.
• Chiefs WR Frankie Hammond and Chiefs DT Jaye Howard played at Florida with Bills LB Brandon Spikes from 2008-09, winning the 2008 National Championship and the 2009 Sugar Bowl
• Chiefs C Rodney Hudson was a Florida State Seminole with Bills LB Nigel Bradham and Bills quarterback EJ Manuel from 2008-10 and with Bills LS Garrison Sanborn in 2007.
• From 2009-11, Chiefs QB Aaron Murray and Bills T Cordy Glenn were Georgia Bulldogs teammates.

OTHER CONNECTIONS

• Chiefs T Ryan Harris and Bills T Seantrel Henderson both attended Cretin Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. The football program has won two State Championships. The first title came in Harris' freshman year in 1999, while Henderson was a key piece in the school's 2009 championship season.

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