Loser: Clyde Edwards-Helaire
This is an obvious one. There is no getting around it, Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a night to forget in Baltimore.
With Kansas City down by one late in the fourth quarter and already within field goal range, Edwards-Helaire lost the ball after it was punched from his grasp on a run up the middle. The Ravens recovered the loose ball, and after a conversion on a fourth-and-one, ran out the clock to clinch the win.
After wasting multiple opportunities earlier in the game to put Baltimore away, it seemed like the Chiefs were once again going to find a way to win ugly. But it wasn’t to be.
While the turnover was by no means the sole reason why Chiefs lost the game, it was a painful way to end a frustrating night for Kansas City.
Unfortunately for Edwards-Helaire, his final touch of the ball will be the play most Chiefs fans remember when they think back to this game. It was a crucial moment, and unfortunately for him, he’d want to take it back.
Aside from the turnover, Edwards-Helaire had 46 yards on 13 carries for an average of 3.5 yards/carry, as he struggled to make his mark on the game for a second week in a row.
It is of course still early in the season and only Edwards-Helaire’s 17th game in the NFL, but hopefully it is a game and a moment that he can learn from in the future.