Jeremy Maclin up, Sean Smith down in Chiefs' win

Wide receivers get the game balls for Chiefs, Bills (1:15)

ESPN NFL Nation reporters Adam Teicher and Mike Rodak say Kansas City's Jeremy Maclin and Buffalo's Sammy Watkins were the stars for their respective teams. (1:15)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A look at Kansas City Chiefs players who were "up" and those who were "down" in Sunday’s 30-22 win over the Buffalo Bills:


WR Jeremy Maclin: He made the Bills pay for their decision to single-cover him early in the game. He caught a 37-yard pass to set up Kansas City’s first touchdown and scored their second one on a 41-yard catch. He finished with nine catches and a season-high 160 yards.

LB Tamba Hali: He had the Chiefs’ only sack and he also stripped Buffalo quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the play. The Chiefs recovered to set up a field goal that put them ahead by eight points in the third quarter.

RB Spencer Ware: He earned many of his 114 yards with some tough running. He averaged 3.1 yards after contact, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Ware also scored a touchdown, his fourth in the last four games.


CB Sean Smith: Buffalo’s Sammy Watkins caught six passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, mostly against Smith. But Smith held Watkins without a catch in the second half.

CB Marcus Peters: He missed an attempted tackle on a big Buffalo play, had a holding penalty and dropped a pass that he would have returned for a touchdown.

TE Demetrius Harris: He was penalized twice. The second time, he jumped offside with Buffalo facing a fourth-and-5 in punt formation. The penalty gave the Bills a fresh set of downs and they went on to score a touchdown.