Chiefs Recap Week One
The Kansas City Chiefs stunned the New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football with a final score of 42-27. Talks about the Patriots going 19-0 (including postseason) had been speculating before the game. The Chiefs quickly shut down that idea with the help of Alex Smith throwing for 368 yards and 4 touchdowns and Kareem Hunt totaling 148 rushing yards, 98 receiving yards, and three touchdowns.
The game first started when the Patriots scored on a Mike Gillislee rushing touchdown only three minutes into the game. On Kansas City’s first drive of the game, Rookie Kareem Hunt fumbles the football and the Patriots recover. At Toledo, he only fumbled once, and he recovered it himself and on his first NFL carry, he fumbles.
With three minutes left in the first quarter, veteran Quarterback Alex Smith fires a rocket at Demetrius Harris and the Chiefs tie up the game at 7. At the very beginning of the second quarter, the Patriots kick a field goal and take a 10-7 lead.
The run game killed the Chiefs and the Patriots pushed down the field via the run game. Gillislee punched it in again with a little over 7 minutes remaining until halftime. Before half time, only 13 seconds until half, Smith throws a short touchdown pass to Hunt to end the first half with a 17-14 Patriots lead.
While only five minutes into the 3rd quarter, Smith throws an absolute bomb to Tyreek Hill for 75 yards. Before Hill crossed the endzone, he throws up the peace sign to the Patriots defense. Now putting the Chiefs up 21-17. Only five minutes left in the 3rd quarter, Gillislee punches in yet another touchdown putting the Patriots backup over the Chiefs 24-21. The Patriots get the ball before the 3rd quarter is over and kick another field goal extending the leave over the Chiefs 27-21.
To start off the 4th quarter, Smith decides to show off his arm again and connect for a 78 yard touchdown pass to Hunt. The Chiefs now have a 28-27 lead and igniting a fire that won’t burn out. The ball game is still up for grabs until six minutes left in the game. Hunt takes a handoff and scores a touchdown pushing the score up to 35-27. Charcandrick West decides he wants to join the fun, and scores a rushing touchdown putting the Chiefs up 42-27.
This was a great way to start off the Kansas City Chiefs season. The Chiefs will face off against the Philadelphia eagles next Sunday at home.