Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/16/12

ORCHARD PARK -- The Buffalo Bills relied on the hot running and receiving of C.J. Spiller and a defense that finally lived up to the hype to rout the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-17, at soldout Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday.

Spiller rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries and caught three passes for 47 yards as the Bills (1-1) rebounded from last week's crushing loss to the New York Jets. The Chiefs (0-2) now have been outscored 75-41.

Spiller, who gained 169 yards in the season opener, was starting in place of injured running back Fred Jackson, who is out for at least a month with a knee injury. A first-round draft pick in 2010 out of Clemson, Spiller became just the fourth player in Bills history to open the season with back-to-back 100-yard rushing games.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was one of the few bright spots for Kansas City, catching eight passes for 102 yards and two fourth-quarter scores -- one from 33 yards and the other from two. Matt Cassel completed 23-of-41 passes for 301 yards and two TDs, but much of his yardage came after the game was decided.

A week after being sliced and diced by Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, the Bills defense made five sacks and forced two fumbles and seven punts.

The Bills took a 7-0 lead on a Spiller's 17-yard touchdown run with 2:01 remaining in the first quarter. Ryan Fitzpatrick completed passes of 19 yards to Spiller and 16 yards to Brad Smith and also scrambled 20 yards during the 11-play, 84-yard drive.

Spiller was on the move again on the Bills next possession, capping a 67-yard march with a 3-yard touchdown run to put them up, 14-0, with 12:29 left in the half. Spiller helped set up his score with a 38-yard run to the Chiefs 12.

A Kansas City fumble -- on a sack and strip of Cassel by Alex Carrington and a recovery by Mario Williams at the Chiefs 43 -- set up Buffalo's third score. It came on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Fitzpatrick to tight end Scott Chandler that put the Bills up 21-0 with 3:29 left in the half. Spiller had a role in setting up that touchdown, too, taking a screen pass from Fitzpatrick 27 yards to the Chiefs 2.

Kansas City finally got on the board on a 33-yard field goal by Ryan Succop midway through the third.

But the Bills responded with two more touchdowns -- a 49-yard catch-and-run by wide receiver Stevie Johnson and an 88-yard punt return by Leodis McKelvin -- to go up by 32 points.

Kansas City scored its first touchdown with 6:26 left in the game on Bowe's 33-yard reception.

The Chiefs closed out the scoring with a 2-yard touchdown toss from Cassel to Bowe with 1:10 left.

NOTES: Fred Jackson (2011), Thurman Thomas (1991) and O.J. Simpson (1973 and '75) are the other Bills backs to begin a season with consecutive 100-yard rushing games. ... Jamaal Charles, who rushed for 87 yards in the season opener vs. Atlanta, had just 3 yards on six carries. He had been a Bills killer with 398 yards in his previous four games against Buffalo. ... Fitzpatrick bounced back from his three-interception performance against the Jets by completing 10-19 for 178 yards and two TDs. He didn't throw any picks vs. Kansas City. ... The Chiefs were without injured starters Anthony Torbio and free safety Kendrick Lewis. Dontari Poe and Abram Elam started in their place. ... Kansas City Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali had four tackles in his first game back from a one-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

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