Arrowhead Live week 5 staff predictions

With a critical week 5 showdown for the Chiefs vs another AFC favorite, what does our staff predict?

Nick Catlin

Chiefs 42 – Buffalo 35

The best quarterback the Bills have faced is Ben Rothlisberger. That lack of experience against quality QB play may be problematic for the No. 1 defense in football. Bills quarterback Josh Allen may have a day but will fall short of the Chiefs offense. Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark should play, and if lineman Chris Jones can go, this could be problematic for Allen. I expect a shootout on Sunday night.

Shawn O

Chiefs 35 – Buffalo 34

Kansas City desperately tries to figure out its defense while allowing over 350 yards through the air but overall it will be special teams and offense that keeps them atop Buffalo.

Josh Allen will throw a pick or two, those will keep KC in the game, but their offense will still make KC’s defense look mediocre. Mahomes will throw a couple of TDs, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire will have a hefty workload and score twice thanks to his upgraded performance since fumbling the ball in Baltimore three weeks ago. Watch for Josh Gordon to have a couple of catches but for the most part, he’ll be a ghost that takes defenders away from the middle of the field.

Graham Cannon

Chiefs 45 – Buffalo 38

The Chiefs need to win this game more than the Bills and they know it will be a shootout, the big plus is they have the best offense to have in a shootout. I expect Mahomes to have a great game where he spreads the ball around and Josh Gordon gets a random big play in the game. Clyde Edwards-Helaire continues to impress as he has another 100+ game on the ground.

I expect another classic Chiefs shootout as the defense has problems on defense that are still prevalent.

Christian Ainsworth

Chiefs 38- Bills 34

Dawson Knox is a major part of the Bills offense taking advantage of his matchup on Hitchens/Sorenson, but the defense provides a few key stops down the stretch. Josh Allen also throws 2 INTs, one to Sorenson and 1 to Sneed. The Chiefs’ offense starts off slow but ultimately proves to be just as lethal as it has been.

Chris Shipley

Chiefs 35 – Bills 40

The Chiefs defense is a problem, a really big problem. The Bills offense does not have too many issues that they can’t overcome and hang 40 points on yet another team this season. So, as is typical Mahomes will do his best to make up for another poor defensive outing and battle his PTSD (Patrick’s Teams have Shoddy Ds.) For the first this season, I am picking against the Chiefs. This is looking like the season these teams exercise the demons that the Chiefs have posed in the AFC, what happens in the playoffs? Let’s make it there first.

Price Carter

Chiefs 43 – Bills 40

It’s hard to imagine either team running away from the other with the caliber of weapons and quarterback play that will be on the field tonight. However, make no mistake the Bills’ defense is a paper tiger and the Chiefs’ offense might as well be the Tiger King compared to the offenses they have faced. The last team with the ball wins.

Dylan Wilhelm

Chiefs 31 – Bills 41

The Bills are looking for revenge, and they get it in KC on Sunday night. This defense is playing at the level of the 2018 defense, which I didn’t even know was possible with the level of talent this defensive unit has. Mahomes and the offense keep it close, but Buffalo establishes itself as the favorites in the AFC. As for K.C., they’ll need to improve after a 2-3 spot that finds them in last place after 5 weeks in the AFC West.