The Kansas City Chiefs opened their season at Arrowhead Stadium against a 2-0 Baltimore Ravens team that dealt them all kinds of fits. They won the game 33-28 and move to 3-0 on the season.
After a slow start by the offense, the Kansas City Chiefs got it going and remain undefeated on the year while handing the Ravens their first loss of the year and giving Lamar Jackson his second regular season loss of his career. Both of Jackson’s regular season losses have come at the hands of the Chiefs at Arrowhead.
While the Chiefs have had the Ravens’ number, Jackson was a freak of nature in this game. He finished the day going 22 of 43 for 267 yards through the air while rushing for 46 yards and a touchdown. He didn’t throw any touchdowns and the Chiefs sacked him three times.
Mark Ingram dominated the Chiefs run defense, totaling over 100 yards on the ground and finding the end zone three times. He was unstoppable.
As for the Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns while being sacked just once. He had thrown a pick at one point, but it was wiped out by a penalty. The run game showed up, tallying 140 yards and a touchdown. LeSean McCoy had the touchdown with 54 yards on the ground while Darrel Williams had 62 yards rushing.
No Chiefs receiver went for over 100 yards, but rookie Mecole Hardman came close with 97 yards off two receptions and a long touchdown catch and run. He also had a nice heads up play late in the game when the Ravens drop kicked the onside kick, signaling for a fair catch and helping the Chiefs retain possession. Demarcus Robinson and LeSean McCoy had the other two receiving touchdowns for Kansas City.
As for the defense, it wasn’t a great day for them, but they did enough to get the job done. Lamar Jackson made a lot of freak plays and that was certainly frustrating. Frank Clark had his first sack of his KC tenure and Emmanuel Ogbah had an awesome day with 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hits.
Next up for the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs: the Detroit Lions, who knocked off the Eagles in Philly in surprise fashion. The Lions might be sneakier than expected and the game will take place in Detroit, so it should be an interesting one.
This Chiefs vs Ravens game was easily the biggest match-up of the weekend and Kansas City did their part and knocked off a threatening team. Let’s keep it rolling guys!