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Chiefs vs. Cardinals FINAL: Chiefs defeat Cardinals 26-14

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FINAL: Chiefs 26, Cardinals 14

Fourth quarter

  • The Cardinals end their final drive — and the last drive of the game — with an interception by Steven Nelson. He runs it to the Arizona 30 for 35 yards. Another touchdown would’ve covered the spread (17 pts.), but that’s game! Chiefs win.
  • Chiefs end their next drive on another punt — Dustin Colquitt’s sixth today. 2 minutes remain.
  • The Chiefs end their next drive on a punt, but as the Cardinals offense takes the field, Kansas City’s defense remains solid to try and close the game out. An 11 play drive by the Cardinals, which lasts three and a half minutes only sees 26 yards. Rosen gets sacked THREE times. First by Chris Jones, then by Allen Bailey and the third time by Dee Ford — forcing a Turnover On Downs.
  • David Johnson opens the drive with 12 combined rushing yards. On the next play, Dee Ford comes up big for the Chiefs. He reads the Cardinals attempt at a reverse with JJ Nelson perfectly for a loss of 10 for the visitors. Rosen throws two incomplete passes following the play and Arizona ends on a punt, which is returned by Hill for an 82-yard touchdown that’s nullified.
  • Mahomes combines with Hunt and Kelce for 28 yards to put the Chiefs within striking distance and it’s Spencer Ware who takes it home for 3 yards. The Chiefs go for the Two-point conversion, but it’s no good. Chiefs lead 26-14.
  • After the Cardinals open the next drive strong with a 23-yard-pass from Rosen to David Johnson, Justin Houston decides enough is enough and intercepts Rosen’s next throw, intended for Johnson, to send the ball back to the Chiefs offense.
  • Leading only by 7, the Chiefs end the drive with a punt after Mahomes was sacked for the fifth time today after Andrew Wylie misses Josh Bynes coming inside.
  • Things aren’t looking good for the Chiefs on their next play. Mahomes throws an incomplete short right, while Eric Fischer picks up a 10-yard Offensive Holding penalty. Next play, Hunt rushes up the middle for 6 yards — attempts his signature hurdle to go further — but is denied by the Arizona defense.
  • On the first play of the fourth, Mahomes finds Tyreek Hill for 4 yards. He runs outside back at the KC 44 and proceeds to limp off of the field following the play.
  • Chiefs offense starts the fourth with the ball.

Third quarter

  • Arizona offense is up next and the Chiefs defense forces a crucial three-and-out to end the third quarter
  • After gaining 41 yards over 5 plays, the Chiefs don’t have the same luck — ending in a punt with Cardinals only trailing by a touchdown.
  • Arizona scores a touchdown on their opening drive of the second half. Rosen’s pass game and Johnson’s rush game were strong in getting Arizona within striking distance. David Johnson ran it home for a 1-yard rushing touchdown. Extra point is good. Chiefs lead 20-14.

Halftime: Chiefs 20, Cardinals 7

Second quarter

  • Mahomes combines with Hill and Robinson for a combined 17 yards over 3 plays. Chiefs then take their first timeout and on the second play, Mahomes is sacked by Benson Mayowa for a loss of 8 yards. Mahomes throws an incomplete intended for Robinson and the Chiefs end the drive — and the half — with a punt.
  • After getting into KC territory on their next drive, following a 24-yard pass from Rosen to David Johnson, Rosen is sacked by Ron Parker for a 6-yard loss and then again by Chris Jones — who comes up big with a strip sack on the next play for a loss of 14-yards. Jones fumbles and it’s recovered by Arizona.
  • Mahomes finds Hunt on back-to-back throws for a combined 30-yards. Then 1st & Goal, Mahomes gets sacked again, but recovers soon — throwing a 14-yard TD pass to Tyreek Hill. Hill gets behind the camera when he was celebrating and is called for Unsportsmanlike Conduct for 15 yards enforced between downs. Anywho, extra point is good and Chiefs lead 20-7
  • Cardinals get to their own 30 before a penalty sets them back 10-yards after DT Andre Smith is called for Offensive Holding. They end the drive with a punt and Chiefs offense takes the field.
  • Mahomes finds Kareem Hunt at the Arizona 27 for 18 yards then again on the next play at the Arizona 18 for 9 yards. However, Mahomes gets sacked for the third time today and the Chiefs go for the FG. Harrison Butker sends it home for 46-yards to extend the Chiefs advantage. Chiefs lead 13-7.

First quarter

  • Tyreek Hill is on today. 1st & 10 at the KC 18, Tyreek takes it up the right hand side for 20 yards. Chiefs get into Arizona territory soon after on the fourth play when Mahomes finds Demarcus Robinson deep middle for 17 yards at the Arizona 45 to end the first quarter.
  • Dee Ford and Justin Houston combine on the Cardinals next drive and force them to end in a punt. Chiefs offense takes the field.
  • Despite starting the drive with an advantage and some strong moments from Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs can’t find the end zone and are hurt by a False Start penalty called on Travis Kelce at the Arizona 14. On the next play, Mahomes gets sacked by Chandler Jones and the Chiefs go for a field goal — it’s good. Chiefs lead 10-7.
  • The next drive for Kansas City opens with an onside kick by the Cardinals, which goes out of bounds and puts Mahomes and the Chiefs at the Cardinals 38 to start.
  • The Cardinals find the light at the end of their 6 minute long drive when Josh Rosen finds David Johnson for a 9-yard touchdown. The extra point is good from Phil Dawson and it’s all tied up. Chiefs 7, Cardinals 7.
  • As Chiefs defense takes the field, they see Justin Houston for the first time since Jacksonville and Ben Niemann gets the first start of his career. Daniel Sorenson also takes the field for third down — his first time back since being out with injury.
  • Chiefs get off to a start almost as fast as Tyreek Hill. On the first play of the game, Tyreek Hill turns on cheetah mode to get into open space and Mahomes finds him for a 40-yard pass. Moments later, on the third play, it’s Hill again. Mahomes finds him for a 37-yard TD, which he runs in with ease. Chiefs lead 7-0 early over the Cardinals.
  • The Chiefs lose their first coin toss of the season after nine straight wins. Arizona defers and Kansas City starts on offense.


Salute to Service



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Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

Game time: Sunday, November 11, 2018 | Noon Arrowhead Time

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Chiefs 2018 regular-season schedule

Week 1 | Sep 09 | Chiefs @ Chargers | StubHub Center | 3:05 PM CBS

Week 2 | Sep 16 | Chiefs @ Steelers | Heinz Field | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 3 | Sep 23 | 49ers @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | FOX

Week 4 | Oct 01 | Chiefs @ Broncos | Sports Authority Field at Mile High | 7:15 PM | ESPN

Week 5 | Oct 07 | Jaguars @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 6 | Oct 14 | Chiefs @ Patriots | Gillette Stadium | 7:20 PM | NBC

Week 7 | Oct 21 | Bengals @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 8 | Oct 28 | Broncos @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 9 | Nov 04 | Chiefs @ Browns | FirstEnergy Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 10 | Nov 11 | Cardinals @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | FOX

Week 11 | Nov 19 | Chiefs @ Rams | Estadio Azteca (Mexico City) | 7:15 PM | ESPN

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Week 13 | Dec 02 | Chiefs @ Raiders | Oakland Coliseum | 3:05 PM | CBS

Week 14 | Dec 09 | Ravens @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

Week 15 | Dec 13 | Chargers @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 7:20 PM | FOX

Week 16 | Dec 23 | Chiefs @ Seahawks | CenturyLink Field | 7:20 PM | NBC

Week 17 | Dec 30 | Raiders @ Chiefs | Arrowhead Stadium | 12:00 PM | CBS

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