The Kansas City Chiefs have given their fans a wild ride to start this season, and Sunday Night was no different.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has dubbed himself “Showtime.” Well tonight, he proved it once again. Unfortunately the Chiefs were unable to stop Tom Brady and the New England Patriots from matching them and ultimately going ahead on a last second field goal on Sunday night in a 43-40 loss that was every bit the shootout predicted.
As for Mahomes, he played a masterful game on the road against arguably the best quarterback of all time in Tom Brady and the best coach of all time in Bill Belichick in primetime. Sunday night was an exhibition of two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL right now, and the final point total of 83 proved just that.
Mahomes’ first half was one to forget. The gunslinger missed a pair of touchdowns, threw two interceptions, and watched his offense stall on multiple occasions—forcing Andy Reid into a trio of field goals.
As for the defense started this game with a turnover on downs. However, the stops beyond that were few and far between. Brady had no problem moving the chains along with running back Sony Michel, and the Patriots held a 24-9 lead heading into the break.
The Chiefs got the ball after halftime, and wasted no time putting it into the end zone for their first touchdown of the night when Mahomes connected with Kareem Hunt for a 67-yard touchdown. The two sides traded field goals before Tyreek Hill hauled in a 1- yard touchdown pass pulling Kansas City within one to end the third quarter.
Up 30-26, Tyreek Hill caught his second touchdown pass of the night on a ball that looked like it was overthrown intended for Kareem Hunt, giving the Chiefs their first lead since being up by an early field goal to start the game. Unfortunately, that lead did not hold, as the Chiefs defense handed Brady a rushing touchdown. Rookie Breeland Speaks wrapped up the quarterback only to let him go in a boneheaded play that allowed Brady to waltz in to the end zone.
Mahomes and the offense went three and out and that gave the Patriots a chance to score again. All New England got was a field goal to go up by seven. Patrick Mahomes quickly tied the game with a one play touchdown drive by finding Hill for a 75-yard touchdown. That tied the game, but again that satisfaction did not last long.
Stephen Gostkowski nailed the game winning field goal from 28 yards out after Brady found Gronk for a 39 yard reception which set up the winning kick as time expired.
Up next for the Chiefs is a return home to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night Football. The Bengals coming off an emotional loss to their rivals, the Baltimore Ravens, on Sunday.