STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Through a quirk in scheduling, non-division rivals meet for seventh straight season and 11th time since 2000. Buffalo is 4-2 in past six and 6-4 past 10 against Kansas City. … Chiefs are NFL’s only team to not allow touchdown rushing this season. Bills had not allowed any through seven games until surrendering three in win at Jets. … QB Alex Smith has 11 touchdowns passing, and yet none to a wide receiver. Six have gone to tight ends, including a team-best four to Travis Kelce; four to running backs, including two to Jamaal Charles; and one to fullback Anthony Sherman. … Smith has career 6-0 record against AFC East teams, with 11 touchdowns and no interceptions. … LB Justin Houston leads NFL with 12 sacks. … LB Tamba Hali has 116 career sacks, six against Bills journeyman starter Kyle Orton. That’s second most behind San Diego’s Philip Rivers (11 1/2). … Bills have endured second-half collapses in each of past three seasons they had winning record through eight games, including 2011 when they turned 5-3 into 6-10 finish. … They haven’t had six wins through nine games since 6-3 start in 1999, last time Buffalo made playoffs. … Since 2005, Bills are combined 25-47 in second half of season. … Bills’ streak of 21 games with sack is second longest in team history since going 29 straight from Oct. 27, 1996 to Oct. 4, 1998, according to STATS. … Bills are second in NFL with 28 sacks. Marcell Dareus leads NFL DTs with seven. … Rookie WR Sammy Watkins has team-leading 38 catches for 590 yards and five touchdowns, including 20 catches for 393 yards and three TDs in past four since Orton took over as starter.
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