Chiefs set numerous records for Andy Reid era in lunch-pail win over Bills
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid helped his team bounce back in a big way on Monday evening after the defending Super Bowl Champions suffered their first loss of the 2020 regular season last week against the rival Las Vegas Raiders. Taking on the reeling Buffalo Bills on Monday evening, not even a road game or some inclement weather could slow down Reid and company as the Chiefs ultimately came away with a 26-17 victory.
Not only did the Chiefs win in convincing style as the Bills were never really in this game despite the score, but Kansas City also set a slew of offensive records for the Andy Reid era. With Reid already leading the Chiefs to a Super Bowl and several playoff appearances, this is quite impressive as quarterback Patrick Mahomes, rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and company really put on a show in Week 5.
The Chiefs ran for 245 yards on 46 rushes in their win over the Bills.
Both totals are the most in a game by an Andy Reid-coached team.
They had designed rushes on 55% of their plays, the highest mark in a game with Patrick Mahomes under center. pic.twitter.com/Il7fOOncfU
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 20, 2020
The Chiefs remain one of the best teams in the AFC and NFL as the aforementioned Mahomes impresses week after week. However, it was actually Edwards-Helaire that took over on Monday evening in Buffalo as the Bills seemingly had no answer for the first-year rusher.
Edwards-Helaire finished the memorable outing with 26 carries for a career-high 161 yards via the ground game. Edwards-Helaire also added four receptions for another eight yards. It is also worth noting that he had a touchdown called back on a questionable holding call as his performance against the Bills was almost somehow even better.
The Chiefs now lead the AFC West division with a stellar 5-1 record on the year.