The KC Chiefs entered week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens as underdogs for one of the few times in recent years, but left Baltimore with a 34-20 victory.
It’s not often that the Kansas City Chiefs are considered underdogs in a game, but they were heading into their Monday night game against the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams entered the game at 2-0 and this game is going to be a huge one down the stretch, as there’s now only one bye week in the playoffs and the Chiefs want to make sure they get it.
This game mostly went all Kansas City’s way, as they cruised to a 27-10 half time lead, holding the Ravens lethal offense to a field goal on one drive and the other seven points coming off of a returned special teams touchdown, which is a rarity for this team.
The Chiefs really had a chance to put the Ravens away in the beginning of the second half, but turned the ball over and that was really all that went wrong for them. Harrison Butker missed an extra point and a field goal, but after last week’s miraculous victory, are you really going to be that upset with him? No, you’re not. He’s human, he’s going to miss kicks.
While the Ravens got within seven, the KC Chiefs did what they do best and got back into the end zone.
Patrick Mahomes moved to 3-0 against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens and looked dominant in this one, throwing for 385 yards and four touchdowns while Jackson struggled. The reigning MVP threw for just 97 yards and rushed for 84 yards, but it was clear that he was flustered against this Chiefs defense, who played incredibly well.
Everyone got involved in the receiving game, but it’d have been nice to see the run game get going a little more. Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire had just 64 yards rushing on the evening and after his dominant debut two weeks ago, one would think he’d have been continuing to wheel and deal, but that hasn’t been the case.
For the Kansas City Chiefs, they move to 3-0 on the year and this is an absolutely amazing win for this team. The offense bounced back after a tough week and the defense played nearly lights out the entire time.
There were some things to nitpick about, but the KC Chiefs just took down their biggest competition when it comes to getting to their second Super Bowl and that’s not something to scoff at.
3-0 feels good!
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