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Hunt family embraces Bills-Chiefs history

The Sports Xchange

For the Hunt family, games between their Chiefs and the Bills take on extra significance because of Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson, one of just three living members of the self-proclaimed "Foolish Club" that started the American Football League with the late Lamar Hunt back in 1960. Wilson, Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams and former Chargers owner Barron Hilton have outlived the rest of their foolish brethren.

-- As long as Todd Haley is head coach of the Chiefs and Chan Gailey is head coach of the Bills, any matchup between the teams is going to take on extra significance. After three games of the 2009 preseason, Haley fired Gailey as his offensive coordinator in a move that's never really been explained as anything more than a difference in styles. Gailey sat out the 2009 NFL regular season and was then hired as head coach of the Bills.

-- Over the last two decades, the Chiefs have the third best home record in the AFC, trailing only Pittsburgh and Denver. From 1990-2010, they were 113-55 at Arrowhead Stadium, including a 7-1 mark last season. The Steelers own a 120-47-1 record and the Broncos are 117-51 in their games at Mile High Stadium and Invesco Field.

-- Turnovers told the tale of the Chiefs and Bills last season. The Chiefs finished the year plus-9 in turnover differential, tied for fifth place in the NFL with the Jets and Eagles, and behind the Patriots, Steelers, Falcons and Packers. All seven of those teams made the playoffs. The Bills were minus-17 in the 2010 season, ranked dead last in the NFL. The Bills have lost 17 consecutive road games where they have finished that day negative in the turnover differential.

-- The Chiefs 2011 roster features four players with 10 seasons or more of experience in the NFL and six players that are 30 or older. On the opposite end of the age/experience spectrum, the roster has 17 players with two seasons or less of NFL experience and 25 players that are 25 or younger.

177 -- That's how many yards Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles ran for last year against the Buffalo run defense that ended the season among the worst in the NFL. It was one of six games in which K.C. backs ran for 100 yards or more. The Chiefs finished 5-1 in those games.

"That's depressing. We've lost the last six games? I didn't realize that. We've got to get that changed and quickly." -- CB Brandon Flowers when told the Chiefs are winless in their last six visits to the field of play, falling to Oakland in the 2010 regular season finale, losing to Baltimore in the wildcard round of the playoffs and then going 0-4 in the 2011 preseason.

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