There goes the KC Chiefs five-game winning streak. The Bucs beat the Chiefs, 19-17, to drop KC to 7-3 on the season. This is a game the Chiefs, who were 7-point favorites, expected to win. They usually beat teams like this so this game is more of the exception than the rule.
What is becoming the norm is the awful play of the Chiefs offense. They have not been good for most of the year and this was another game where that was the case.
Final stats are here. A few observations below....
Kelce’s sweep was a weird play. The Chiefs first drive was going smoothly all the inside the 10-yard line. Then Andy Reid called a sweep to Travis Kelce, which was weird. Then a Kelce drop and the drive was ruined.
Jameis Winston gifts the Chiefs a turnover. Winston was dropping back to pass and just ... dropped it. He just dropped the ball and the Chiefs recovered. The Bucs were in the red zone so it was a pretty big play.
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Big pass breakup from Steven Nelson. The Bucs targeted 6’5 Mike Evans on a fade in the end zone. He caught it but Nelson knocked it out of his hands. Nelson at 5’11 was giving up six inches.
Mike Evans for 31 yards. The middle of the Bucs line seemed to collapse and a Chiefs defensive lineman got right into the backfield but Jameis threw one up to Mike Evans - it was a great throw under pressure - and he caught it for a 31-yard gain inside the five yard line. It set the Bucs up for a field goal.
Alex goes deep to Tyreek. The Chiefs just sent Tyreek on a go route and he out ran his man. Alex went deep for a 42-yard connection. If the pass was on the money, he would’ve taken it to the house.
Almost an entire half with no flags. There wasn’t a penalty until 1:09 left in the first half. And then there were three consecutive flags.
Dee Ford was hurt in the game. He was ruled out at halftime with a hamstring injury. Nothing else known at this point.
The Chiefs had very little pass rush. Jameis Winston was able to simply step up in the pocket most of the time. Even with the blitz, the Bucs got the Chiefs with a screen a few times.
The Chiefs punted from the Bucs 36-yard line instead of the 54-yard field goal. Dustin Colquitt pinned them inside the five yard line. The Bucs faced the same decision on the next drive and punted as well except they also had a penalty against them so the net punt was only six yards.
Brutal goal line interception from Alex Smith in the fourth quarter. He has made that quick pass over the middle a few times and the Bucs were sitting on it. To make it worse, the Bucs returned it 55 yards to the 50-yard line. Alex hadn’t thrown a goal line interception since 2013 before that pass.