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Mario Williams

Chiefs hold off Bills 30-22 for fifth straight win

The Kansas City Chiefs were mostly written off after a 1-5 start.

Five wins later, they have scribbled their name in the middle of the AFC playoff picture.

Alex Smith threw for 255 yards and two touchdowns, Spencer Ware ran for 114 yards and a score, and the Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills 30-22 on Sunday in a matchup teams in the thick of the wildcard race.

Jeremy Maclin had nine receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown, and Cairo Santos hit three field goals for the Chiefs (6-5), who also now own the tiebreaker over the Bills.

Tyrod Taylor had 291 yards passing and three touchdowns for Buffalo (5-6), but he was mostly held in check in the second half. So was...