Bills strike first, take 7-0 lead vs. Chiefs

AP

The underdog Bills have taken the early lead against the unbeaten Chiefs.

Quarterback Jeff Tuel, making his first NFL start, connected on a 59-yard touchdown with fellow rookie Marquise Goodwin to give Buffalo a 7-0 first-quarter lead at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

The TD pass was Tuel’s first in regular-season play. He’s getting the start Sunday with Thad Lewis and EJ Manuel both inactive with injuries. Goodwin, meanwhile, continues to show big-play ability. He’s now caught a pair of TD passes for Buffalo.

The visiting Chiefs have not had a smooth start. The Bills racked 139 yards on their first two drives, and a Buffalo punt return touchdown by Leodis McKelvin was nullified by penalty.