After a slow start, the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Washington Redskins 29-20 with walkoff kick. The game started slow, very slow. With an electric Redskins offense and a trusty Chiefs defense, I knew this was gonna be a good showdown.
Washington’s quarterback, Kirk Cousins, showed off his arm early with a 44-yard touchdown pass to Terrelle Pyror Sr. With 2 minutes left in the first quarter, the Redskins kicked a field goal putting them up 10-0.
The Chiefs offense did little to nothing punting the ball until a little less than 2 minutes left in the first half. Finally, Alex Smith threw a touchdown pass to tight-end Travis Kelce.
Who can forget about newly acquired kicker Harrison Butker? Since Cairo Santos went on the Injured Reserve, the Chiefs cut him. Well before time expired, Butker attempted a 46 yard field goal and missed.The Chiefs are down 10-7 heading into halftime.
Five minutes into the second half, Smith does a nifty veteran move and sneaks into the endzone putting the Chiefs up 14-10. Minutes before the 3rd quarter ended, Cousins throw a touchdown pass to Ryan Grant. Now the Redskins are back on top 17-14. As time expired, Butker kicks a short 26 yard field goal to tie it at 17 going into the fourth quarter.
With five minutes left in the game, Butker kicks another field goal at 32 yards and puts the Chiefs up 20-17. Now with 50 seconds left in the game Cousins throws a little bit too high of a pass in the end zone and receiver Josh Doctson can’t come down with it, resulting in a 40 yard field goal tying the game at 20.
It looks as if the game is going to go into overtime, but the Chiefs rush down the field and kick a 43 yard field goal to end the game for what it seems like. With four seconds left the Redskins get the ball and try and run a play to go down the field and score. Instead they fumble the football and Justin Houston collects the ball and runs it into the end zone to put an exclamation mark on the game with a final of 29-20.
Even with Butker’s missed kick, the rookie still comes through and wins the game for the Chiefs. Now only the Chiefs are the only undefeated team in the NFL and play the Houston Texans on Sunday at 7:30 P.M.