In addition to losing at home to the Buffalo Bills 38-20 on national television in Week 5, the Kansas City Chiefs sustained injuries to several key players, one of whom was a valuable offensive starter.
According to head coach Andy Reid, left starter Joe Thuney broke his hand against Buffalo. The severity – and ultimately the recovery schedule – for Thuney’s injury is unclear at this point.
“As for the injuries, Clyde (Edwards-Helaire) injured his left knee. Let’s see how it goes on here tomorrow overnight. Tyreek (Hill) also injured his knee a little. Then (Joe) Thuney broke a hand. Then Chris Lammons had a skin injury and will be fine. Then (Travis) Kelce had a little sting, ”Reid said in his opening statement after the game.
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In a highly anticipated duel between two AFC powerhouses, Kansas City was defeated by a Buffalo team that were clearly better on either side of the game.
The Bills offensive brought a total of 462 yards of offensive with it; Quarterback Josh Allen threw for 315 yards and three passing touchdowns and also had 11 carries for 59 yards and one more score on the floor, according to ESPN’s boxing score. As for the Buffalos defense, in week 5 they made the most of the offense of quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City. He also stormed for 61 yards eight times and had a lost fumble.