ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Bills opened up the season on a downer last weekend, but they'll have a chance to get right Sunday against the Chiefs. It's a rematch of last year's season opener, one the Bills dominated 41-7.
It's a game Scott Chandler remembers fondly. The Bills tight end had a coming-out party in Kansas City with two touchdown catches versus the Chiefs.
"Got off to a good start early, scored a touchdown on the first drive," Chandler said. "So that was a lot of fun, kind of got me relaxed a little bit. Then it was just going out and playing and executing, and when the opportunity presented itself, taking advantage of it. You know I wouldn't mind having that performance every week."
It was the Chiefs worst home loss in 35 years. The Bills will try to duplicate some of the positive things they did in that game, but they won't get too caught up in a matchup that happened more than a year ago.
"We can't go into this game with the expectation of it's going to be just like it was last year," said Bills safety George Wilson. "They're going to come in with a chip on their shoulder. I'm sure their guys remember what happened last year and they want to try and get some of that back."
While the Bills and Chiefs remember what happened last season in Week One, both clubs would like to forget about what happened last week. The Bills are coming off a deflating loss to the New York Jets, 48-28. Kansas City suffered a 40-14 setback to Atlanta.
"I'd assume that they're going to come out hungry this year," said Bills center Eric Wood. They're in the same position we're sitting at, 0-1 and nobody wants to go 0-2 in this league. I think it'll be a hard fought game for sure."