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Kansas City Chiefs turn to ground game in win, RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushes for 161 vs. Buffalo Bills

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When Patrick Mahomes saw how the Buffalo Bills were defending him and the Kansas City Chiefs in Monday night’s 26-17 win, it caused him to flash back. “It takes me back to my college days at Texas Tech when we’re getting [eight defenders in pass coverage] and the linebackers are 6, 7 yards deep,” Mahomes said. “If teams are going to do that, we’ve got to run the football until they come up, and when they come up, we’re going to throw the football again. “Once we saw how deep their linebackers and safeties and corners were playing, we knew that we had the run game. So we really just stayed with it, and if teams are going to play us like this, you’re going to see us run the football, and we have the guys that can do it.” The Chiefs (5-1) ran the ball more than they threw it for only the second time in Mahomes’ 37 starts. They were rewarded for the strategy with a victory. Mahomes was still efficient as a passer, going 21-of-26 with two first-half.