Following the win and the on-field celebration that followed, Lynn defended the decision to go for two, not that he had to. “We didn’t come here for a tie. We came here for the win,” Lynn told reporters. “So, for me, it was a no-brainer.”
Filling in for Ware, Williams proved he should be the Chiefs’ primary running back even if Ware is healthy. Placed in good situations all night by Reid’s play-calling and scheme, he finished with 123 yards on 16 touches.
Reason to hope: Damien Williams stepped in with almost no track record in this offense, and delivered big plays in the screen game and showed some quickness and elusiveness.
A piece away from really making noise
These teams are close to having great defensive lines, but they aren’t quite there yet. That could change with a bonafide free agent or a top flight draft pick, but as of now, they aren’t truly scaring teams.
Mahomes scrambled on a third-down play that seemed destined to be a sack. Instead, Mahomes completed a pass to Damien Williams for a first down.
The Chiefs drove to the 5-yard line and Mahomes pulled off more magic. He glided to the sideline and didn’t seem to have an open receiver.
Allen suffered the injury while nearly pulling down an improbable touchdown reception. L.A. earned a first down on the play thanks to a Chiefs penalty.
Allen had neither a target nor a reception at the time of his departure. The Chiefs were leading 14-7.
41 Action News Reporter Jordan Betts was in the stands when Chargers players walked into the endzone to celebrate. Betts said angry fans then began throwing beer cans, cups and other trash at the players.
The sixth-round draft pick has pulled off a convincing Tyreek Hill impersonation on kickoffs, averaging 27.9 yards per return. Jets veteran Andre Roberts (665) is the only player with more kickoff-return yards than Smith’s 642 this season.
“He really loves offensive football. He loves being able to be progressive and aggressive and innovative and he’s got every tool he could possibly look for to do anything he could possibly want to do.”
Joe Banner on Andy Reid
Around the league
Per Rapoport, the Eagles performed CT scans throughout the season, but none revealed the fracture until now. The team is still determining if there is any risk of worsening the injury if Wentz continues to play.
Cooper told reporters that Raiders owner Mark Davis made the decision.
”They were getting calls about a first for next year and they weren’t going to do it,” Cooper said on Thursday, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “But when [Dallas owner and general manager] Jerry Jones called about a first for this year he felt he had no choice.”
Three days after Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark declared that Richard Sherman and his era is over in Seattle, the San Francisco 49ers cornerback made it clear he wasn’t bothered by Clark’s comments, and actually went so far as to agree with the premise.
The thought of covering Pittsburgh Steelers ace wide receiver Antonio Brown might make most undrafted rookie cornerbacks sweat.
Not so for JC Jackson. The Patriots rookie cornerback was beaming at the mere mention of lining up across from one of the NFL’s premier receivers this Sunday when New England takes on the Steelers.
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The Kansas City Chiefs jumped out to an early lead thanks to big plays from their defense and led by as many as 14 points, but ultimately couldn’t contain the Los Angeles Chargersoffense in the fourth quarter, losing the game 29-28 on a touchdown pass and two point conversion with just eight seconds left in the game.
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