Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery (17) is tackled by Cleveland Browns inside linebacker Craig Robertson (53) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)The Associated Press
Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell (17) throws under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Colin E. Braley)The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs aren't into winning beauty pageants. They don't care about putting up big numbers on offense or polishing off shiny, lopsided victories.
Ugly works just as well.
It's a good thing, because the Chiefs haven't had a breezy win for weeks. Instead, they've relied on a blue-collar, throwback-style defense that's more comfortable sticking a hand in the mud than getting a high-priced manicure to stack up eight wins in eight games.
Then again, after blowing out Jacksonville in their season opener, the Chiefs have played so many nail-biting games that maybe stopping for a manicure isn't such a bad idea.
They head to Buffalo trying to improve to 9-0 on Sunday.