The Chiefs have a lot of defensive backs who, in Parker’s words, are “trying to figure this Dan Fouts joins Ian Eagle to recap the Chiefs’ offensive explosion against the Chargers behind their new signal caller Patrick Mahomes.
Patrick Mahomes served notice in his one and only start as a rookie last season that he had the ability to be a high-quality NFL quarterback.
Kansas City 38-28 over L.A. Chargers
It appears that Andy Reid’s decision to dump Alex Smith has officially paid off. Let no one question Reid about any decision every again. In his first meaningful start as Smith’s replacement, Patrick Mahomes absolutely torched the Chargers secondary, and he did most of it with the help of Tyreek Hill, who caught seven passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. Hill also had a 91-yard punt return for a TD in the game. Basically, the Chargers might want to figure out how to tackle Hill before the teams meet again in Week 15.
Well there it is folks the first win of the new season and how sweet it was. The Chiefs rolled out to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon and came home with a convincing 38-28 win over the Chargers in a game that was NEVER in doubt. So what do we take away from the opener? Well, I am glad you asked. Let’s get the party started!
The Kansas City Chiefs changed quarterbacks this offseason, but the offense clearly hasn’t missed a beat.
The Chiefs’ offense and special teams was good enough to win Sunday.
And for three quarters, the defense was, too.
But Bob Sutton’s unit faltered in the fourth quarter, allowing the Chargers to climb back in the game after being up by three scores.
Tyreek Hill is fast, and he used that speed to get off to a fast start this season. Like, a mind-numbingly fast start.
9. Chiefs safety Eric Berry’s return from a ruptured Achilles will have to wait at least another week. Berry officially was inactive for today’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers due to a lingering heel injury.
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Linebacker Von Miller had three sacks and two forced fumbles (one recovery)
It’s fitting that the Gruden era returns on Monday Night Football, where he spent the past nine seasons in the ESPN broadcast booth. He signed a 10-year, $100 million deal this offseason to rejoin the Raiders.
The suit, which has yet to be filed, is expected to rest on an antitrust theory — that league owners essentially colluded to create a boycott of Oakland by authorizing the team’s relocation to Las Vegas — in addition to other claims. Supporters of the litigation want it to set a precedent for cities abandoned by professional sports teams and stuck with hollowed-out, indebted stadiums.
During the offseason, while he stayed away from the team and mulled retirement, the Patriots engaged in trade talks centered around star tight end Rob Gronkowski. They had several interested parties, and at one point, it appeared a deal would get done to send Gronk to a new team, sources say.
The new policy is going to be no policy -- at least for this season, according to sources.
In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride
Good Morning Football panelist and Arrowhead Pride lobbyist Peter Schrager doubles as a Fox Sports analyst on Sundays, and he delivered on Week 1 with a game-day treat.
An argument for why Bob Sutton is Philip Rivers’ daddy.
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