So says the Ringer.com:
Remember Red October? Last month, the undefeated Chiefs, with their Patriots-destroying, league-changing college offense, were the only fun thing about the NFL. Alex Smith was an MVP candidate. Kareem Hunt was the most valuable player in fantasy football. Everyone was drinkingAndy Reid’s Kool-Aid.
But since starting 5-0, including handing the Eagles their only loss in week 2, the Chiefs have gone 1-5. Smith is closer to losing his job than he is to receiving the league’s top honor. Hunt has 281 rushing yards in his last six games after piling up 609 yards in his first five. Those sexy college concepts have reverted to the dink-and-dunk-and-dink-again offense for which Smith and Reid have become famous. Coming off a bye week with noted bye-week aficionado Andy Reid, Kansas City went into the Meadowlands last week and put up nine points in a loss to the not-totally-trying-to-win Giants. After Sunday’s 16-10 home loss to the Bills, the Chiefs are officially in panic mode.
The Chiefs’ offense was helpless against Buffalo. Kansas City had 55 rushing yards in total, 35 of which came from Smith, an especially disappointing total given Buffalo’s recent struggles against the run. Hunt was held to 17 rushing yards on 11 carries, adding another disappointing game to the back half of his season: