Game of the Week
Buffalo at Kansas City, Monday night. The last time these teams met, in 1986, both were coming off last-place finishes—the Bills at 2-14 in the AFC East, and the Chiefs at 6-10 in the AFC West. Now they might be the AFC's top two Super Bowl contenders. "Unbelievable," says Buffalo linebacker Darryl Talley, an alum of the '86 meeting, which the Bills won 17-14. "Who'd we have in that game who's still with us?" Well, Buffalo's 17 points came on two Jim Kelly-to- Andre Reed TD passes and a field goal by Scott Norwood. The seeds were sown.
The End Zone
In 1974, when Jet kicker Bobby Howfield sprained his right knee in midseason, Pat Leahy replaced him. Leahy has never left. At 40, he's now the NFL's oldest player. On Oct. 13, the Jets will play the Oilers, whose kicker is Ian Howfield, Bobby's son. Ian was eight when Leahy booted his dad out of a job.
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