On Monday, the Kansas City Chiefs found their running game and defeated the Buffalo Bills, 26-17. The Chiefs earned 245 yards on the ground against the Bills.
The reigning Super Bowl champs made a move to bolster their running game earlier in the week when they signed former All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell. Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the way for the Chiefs’ ground game with over 160 yards on 26 carries, and Bell was excited to see it.
On the daily Locked On Chiefs Podcast, Ryan Tracy and Chris Clark discussed how Bell’s signing has already had an impact on the rushing attack:
Clark: You know, you look at this game and I have to say I did not expect Kansas City to run the ball like they were able to. Great game by Clyde, but also, I like what I saw from Thompson. You know, he hasn’t touched the ball since he fumbled, but I liked what I saw from him when he was in there and was running. Hard to believe that Le’Veon Bell shows up and everyone starts running hard. No correlation there, right?
Tracy: Right, you teased this on Twitter, but that’s what it comes down to right? Not only the offensive line after getting reamed as we expected, but the running backs feel the heat from a former All-Pro running back for joining the roster. Everyone ran hard, everyone ran angry, everyone ran motivated. Again, when we look back at the Raiders game, that was just something we didn’t see.
The Chiefs are now 5-1 on the season.