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Bills Blow 10-Point Fourth Quarter Lead; Fall To Chiefs 17-13

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Leodis McKelvin put it all on the line Sunday after the Bills blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead in an eventual 17-13 loss to the Chiefs at home.

The Bills kick returner, who had a key fumble in the fourth quarter collapse, showed raw emotion after the setback in the Bills locker room.

”I take this … to heart,” McKelvin said. ”I fumbled the ball. It hurt us. But we still had a chance to come back and win the game. (Stuff) happens in the game. But you’ve still got to overcome it.”

The loss hurts in a number of ways. The Bills were playing well enough to win, and seemed to have it going their way in building a 13-3 lead entering the fourth quarter.

They led it 13-10 when the Bills defense forced a three-and-out, forcing the Chiefs to punt out of their own end zone.

McKelvin fielded Dustin Colquitt’s punt cleanly at his own 31 and took a few steps to his right. That’s when he was initially hit by Albert Wilson. Anthony Sherman then knocked the ball loose, and recovered the fumble at the Bills 26.

Two plays later, Chiefs QB Alex Smith faked a handoff to the right to leading rusher Jammal Charles, and then took off left for the go-ahead score with nearly nine minutes left.

The Bills nearly had a comeback of their own, as down 17-13, McKelvin took a punt 23 yards that gave the Bills the ball at the Chiefs 25 with 4:35 remaining.

The drive stalled at the 15, when Kyle Orton threw four consecutive incompletions, including an underthrown attempt to Sammy Watkins at the 1 on fourth down.

Defensive back Ron Parker knocked down three Orton attempts, while another sailed through the end zone past Chris Hogan.

The loss puts the Bills at 5-4 on the year, and the only good thing about the day was the fact that the Dolphins also lost, keeping both the Bills and Dolphins at 5-4 in the AFC East, both in second place.

”It’s disappointing, it’s frustrating, all those words,” Bills TE Scott Chandler said. ”I don’t know what to say about it. We’ve got to be better.”

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