Clyde Edwards-Helaire has showed new teammate Le’Veon Bell and the rest of the NFL how dominant the Kansas City Chiefs’ running attack is already in their 26-17 defeat of the Buffalo Bills.
Rookie Edwards-Helaire had 161 yards rushing while star Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw two touchdown passes to Travis Kelce on Monday night, in a game that was originally scheduled for last Thursday.
Mahomes finished 21 of 26 for 225 yards.
His first scoring toss to Kelce was the 90th of his career in his 37th game, breaking the NFL record for fewest games to 90 TD passes.
Hall of Famer Dan Marino had the previous mark at 40 games.
The Chiefs are off to a their third 5-1 start in four seasons while the Bills are now 4-2 after their second loss in a row.
Last week, Super Bowl champions Kansas City added another weapon to their high-powered offence by signing Bell – a few days after he was cut by the New York Jets.
Bell is expected to make his debut this weekend at Denver.
“I can’t wait,” Bell tweeted during Monday’s game.
In what was supposed to be a showdown of the NFL’s top passers, the Chiefs leaned on their running game to help keep the Bills cooling their heels on the sideline for much of the game.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen finished 14 of 27 for 122 yards with touchdown passes to Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley.
Meanwhile, Kyler Murray accounted for three touchdowns in his first game back home as a pro as the Arizona Cardinals beat the Dallas Cowboys 38-10.
Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott set up the first two Arizona TDs with fumbles as quarterback Murray – who won three high school championships and a Big 12 title at the home of the Cowboys – improved to 7-0 as a starter at AT&T Stadium.