Chiefs news for 22 September 2020
In the early odds for Week 3, the Ravens have opened as a three-point favorite at William Hill Sportsbook, marking just the seventh time that the Chiefs have been an underdog in a regular season game with Mahomes as their starter. Of course, most of those games came early in Mahomes’ career when oddsmakers just weren’t sure how good he was. Of the six previous games, five of them came during the first 11 weeks of the 2018 season and one of them came in the 2017 regular season finale, which was the first start of Mahomes’ career.
Defensive tackle Mike Pennel is eligible to return from his two-game suspension following “Monday Night Football” between the Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints. Chiefs HC Andy Reid anticipates that Pennel will be back and ready to play come the team’s Week 3 game on “Monday Night Football” against the Baltimore Ravens. “Yeah, so there’s a chance he’s ready to go,” Reid told reporters on Monday. “I’ll let Veach do that part, but there’s a good chance that he’s up.”
[MVP] Dude is cold. I mean ice cold. I mean Antarctica-in-the-winter cold. Not only did he hit a 58-yard kick earlier in the game, but he nailed another 58-yarder down the pipe to win it. It was made more impressive that he hit a 53-yard attempt, was backed up after a holding penalty, and then drilled one from five yards further only to have a timeout called. From there, he makes a 58-yarder like it was nothing.
I have never been so comfortable with a kick to win a game in my entire life and it was from 58 yards. Almost surprised Butker didn’t ask for a delay of game just to make it over 60. Tony Romo had the best analogy calling him Mariano Rivera, and I think that was the best way to describe it. When he took the field, you just had a feeling the game was over and the Chiefs were going home victorious. Harrison Butker, here’s to you. Next: What we learned about the
What makes the Kansas City Chiefs different from almost every team in the league is that despite them playing absolutely terrible for 3 quarters, they still forced overtime and won the game! Any Chiefs team prior to 2019 doesn’t come back and win that game, but the Super Bowl win showed them they can come back from just about any deficit and they did just that on Sunday.
Herbert impressed right away, leading the Chargers offense down the field and finishing off the drive with a 4-yard run into the end zone. He finished his NFL debut going 22 of 33 for 311 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception while getting sacked twice.
Yes, Herbert made some rookie mistakes, but he was much better than Tyrod Taylor was and with him playing so well in his debut, the Chargers would be crazy not to continue starting him. He proved he’s ready to handle the pressure.
With Mahomes at quarterback, the Chiefs have now won six consecutive games when trailing by 10 points or more, which is an NFL record for a quarterback, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That includes the Chiefs’ overtime win over the Chargers on Sunday, when they were trailing 17-6 midway through the third quarter before Mahomes led them back. It also includes the Chiefs’ Super Bowl win over the 49ers, when they were trailing 20-10 at the start of the fourth quarter but won 31-20. Prior to that the Chiefs trailed 10-0 in the first quarter of the AFC Championship Game but came back to win, and trailed 24-0 in the divisional round of the playoffs before coming back to win.
“That was a spectacular throw, and for [Hill] to make that grab, that was a great catch,” Reid said. “Those two have a special connection between them. We keep seeing it week after week, year after year here. It’s time-tested.”
“Pat — I feel like — is in a lane of his own,” Hill said. “Pat [and] probably Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson [could make that throw]. With me being fast and Pat having the arm strength and the accuracy, just to trust you to even throw that is just amazing to me.