Sam McDowell: Five things that stood out about the Chiefs' deflating loss to the Bills

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The No. 1 seed is further out of view.

And the Chiefs are starting to become within the Broncos’ view.

The Chiefs fell 20-17 to the Bills on Sunday, doomed once more by the absence of a fourth-quarter comeback. This one came with some argument. We’ll get to that.

The Chiefs now stand two games shy of the Ravens for the AFC’s No. 1 seed, and the Chiefs’ lead in the AFC West is at just one win.

Here are the five observations from immediately after the game:

1. The fourth-quarter comeback?


I covered it extensively during the week, and it’s just as relevant Sunday as it was beforehand:

The Chiefs special-sauce ingredient for years has been the fourth-quarter comebacks.

Gone now.

The Chiefs had three chances to take the lead in the fourth quarter, but they produced all of three points from them.


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