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The Chiefs ruin the Ravens’ undefeated record, and advance to 3-0 on the season

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The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Baltimore Ravens, 33-28, in their home opener at Arrowhead Stadium.


OFFENSE


First half

  • First drive: The Ravens won the toss and deferred to the second half. After a touchback, the Chiefs started on offense at their own 25-yard line. Patrick Mahomes’ ankle looks fine, as he scrambled for 11 yards for a first down. Travis Kelce made a 20-yard catch. Sammy Watkins fumbled but Mecole Hardman recovered the ball. On third down, linebacker Matt Judon rushed right by Cam Erving for a sack resulting in a loss of 11 yards. Dustin Colquitt came on for the punt.
  • Second drive: LeSean McCoy ran for 12 yards, followed by a 21-yard pass to Kelce. A roughing-the-passer penalty on the Ravens brought the Chiefs to the Baltimore 27. McCoy is sharing snaps with Darrel Williams, who caught a pass for 11 yards. The Ravens stopped the Chiefs on third-and-goal, but a horse collar tackle of Mahomes gave them a new set of downs. The Ravens forced another third-and-goal, but McCoy rushed 1 yard for the touchdown. Chiefs 7, Ravens 6
  • Third drive: The Chiefs had a short field, and a 14-yard reception on a short pass to Hardman got KC to the Baltimore 33. After a 7-yard run by McCoy, Mahomes looked to overthrow on a deep pass in the end zone, but Demarcus Robinson made an outstanding catch to reel it in for the 18-yard touchdown. Chiefs 14, Ravens 6
  • Fourth drive: A three-play drive led to a touchdown. McCoy for 9 yards and 4 yards, then an 83-yard pass to Hardman for a touchdown. Harrison Butker missed the extra point. Chiefs 20, Ravens 6
  • Fifth drive: The Chiefs took over with just 1:18 left in the half. Robinson made another tough catch on the right sideline for 18 yards to bring the Chiefs to midfield. An 19-yard catch by Kelce on third-and-5 gave the Chiefs a first down. With time ticking away following a 13-yard reception by Watkins, Andy Reid took a timeout with 10 seconds left. Harrison Butker made a 42-yard attempt. Chiefs 23, Ravens 6

Second half

  • Sixth drive: McCoy showcased his vision with a good 25-yard run to begin the drive. Darrel Williams ran for 8 yards, then a yard and McCoy couldn’t pick up a first down on third-and-1. The Chiefs went for it at Baltimore’s 41, but after a bad snap from center Austin Reiter, Mahomes fumbled and couldn’t pick up the first down. Turnover on downs.
  • Seventh drive: Watkins made a great 36-yard catch that went through the hands of Ravens linebacker Patrick Onwuaso. It should have been an interception but Watkins made a very good play. Later in the drive, Darrel Williams had a long and shifty 17-yard run taken off the board thanks to an illegal block on Kelce. Byron Pringle made his first career catch. A Mahomes interception was wiped away by defensive pass interference. A few plays later, McCoy scored his second touchdown of the day on a 14-yard screen pass. Chiefs 30, Ravens 13
  • Eighth drive: The Chiefs manage one first down, a 14-yard pass to Kelce before having to punt. Touchback.
  • Ninth drive: With McCoy questionable to return, Darrel Williams broke off a 41-yard run to start the drive, then giving way to rookie Darwin Thompson. Thompson ran 8 yards for a first down on his first career for a first down, but eventually needed to give a field goal. Butker’s 36-yard field goal was good. Chiefs 33, Ravens 22
  • 10th drive: With the Ravens down to one timeout, the Chiefs needed a single first down to seal the game. On third-and-9, Reid called a screen to Darrel Williams that went for 16 yards. The Chiefs kneeled out the clock for the 33-28 win.

DEFENSE


First half

  • First drive: Alex Okafor ran free on the first defensive snap, tipping Lamar Jackson’s pass to Hurst for a short gain. But the Ravens moved the ball well. Jackson hit Nick Boyle for a 23-yard pass, and Mark Ingram ran for 21 yards to put the Ravens in Chiefs territory. On third-and-five at the Chiefs 21-yard line, Tyrann Mathieu couldn’t quite keep Mark Andrews from converting on a short pass. After a pair of missed end zone shots from the 16, the pass coverage stiffened on third down, forcing Jackson to scramble for just seven yards. The Ravens went for it on fourth down — and again, Jackson couldn’t find an open receiver. But he ran for a first down at the Chiefs two-yard line. On the next play, Ingram walked in for the touchdown. The Ravens could not convert their two-point conversion try, making the score 6-0. Ravens 6, Chiefs 0
  • Second drive: Ingram gained four up the middle. Then Marquise Brown caught a deep pass out of bounds. On third down, Mathieu and Ben Niemann stopped Andrews a yard short of the down marker — although it took a Chiefs challenge for the officials to credit it. The Ravens went for it on fourth down and converted with a five-yard run from Gus Edwards. After a sack by Emmanuel Ogbah and Damien Wilson and a pair of short runs, the Ravens once again went for it on a fourth-and-two from their own 47. This time, Jackson’s pass to Brown was incomplete, and the Chiefs took over.
  • Third drive: After a touchback, the Ravens got a first down on a pair of runs. Then Gus Edwards broke through a poor Kendall Fuller tackle and ran down the sideline for 45 yards — but the play was called back for after offensive holding was called. Mathieu knocked down a pass to Brown on first-and-17. The Chiefs got the Ravens to third-and-13, and forced a punt when Jackson’s pass to Boyle gained only nine yards.
  • Fourth drive: After a touchback, Mathieu defensed a pass on first down. Then Snead had a 13-catch for a first down. Chris Jones sacked Jackson, but the play was nullified by a false start by the Ravens. After three straight incomplete passes, the Ravens had to punt.
  • Fifth drive: Time ran out during the Ravens’ kickoff return following Butker’s field goal to end the first half.

Second half

  • Sixth drive: As expected, it started to drizzle as the Ravens started the second half after a touchback. Seven straight running plays gained 56 yards and put Baltimore at the Kansas City 19-yard line; the Chiefs had no answer for the Ravens’ change of strategy. After Jackson couldn’t hit a pass to Hurst in the end zone — well-defended by Juan Thornhhill — Ingram ran for a 19-yard touchdown. Chiefs 23, Ravens 13
  • Seventh drive: Three and out. Ingram and Edwards gained five yards on a pair of runs, but on third down, Ogbah tipped a pass intended for Brown — which fell incomplete. The Ravens were forced to punt.
  • Eighth drive: Jackson hit Boyle for a 15-yard gain, but on the next play, Ogbah was unblocked, sacking Jackson for a 12-yard loss. On third-and-11, Jackson converted with a 18-yard pass to Brown — his first reception of the game — that put Baltimore past midfield. Two plays later — facing third-and-five — the Chiefs appeared to have Ingram wrapped up short of the down marker, but he bulled his way to a first down. On the next third-and-five, Anthony Hitchens broke up the pass to Hill. The Ravens went for it from the Chiefs 27-yard line. Thornhill nearly sacked Jackson on a blitz, but with Thornhill hanging on his feet, Jackson managed to get a pass off to Seth Roberts, who hauled in the catch at the two-yard line. The Chiefs used their final challenge to attempt to nullify the play, claiming Roberts had interfered with Fuller — but the play was upheld. Two players later, Ingram scored on a one-yard run. The Ravens tried for a two-point conversion, but Hitchens broke up the pass attempt to Boyle. Chiefs 30, Ravens 19.
  • Ninth drive: Starting at their own 20 after a touchback, the Ravens picked up a first down with a pair of runs. Then Brown caught a 31-pass down the sideline in front of Bashaud Breeland. Three plays later, Jackson narrowly escaped a sack, launching a jump ball to Snead. Charvarius Ward nearly intercepted it, but Snead managed to bring it down — which put the Ravens at the Kansas City 16-yard line. But after a pair of deep incompletions — and a sack by Frank Clark — the Ravens had to settle for a 39-yard field goal. Chiefs 30, Ravens 22
  • 10th drive: With the Ravens getting the ball at their own 30 after the kickoff return with 4:39 remaining in the game, the Chiefs put on the pressure. Bottled up on the first play, Jackson found Ingram with a shovel pass for a first down. The pattern continued as the Ravens moved down the field. On seven straight passing plays, Jackson escaped pressure to find receivers open for short yardage. A 12-yard pass to Roberts gave the Ravens first-and-goal and the Kansas City nine-yard line. After an incomplete pass — only the second of the drive — Jackson scrambled for a touchdown. But under pressure on the succeeding two-point conversion, Jackson was unable to make it in to the end zone. Chiefs 33, Ravens 28

SPECIAL TEAMS


  • Byron Pringle was on the field as returner for the opening kick. It was a touchback.
  • The Chiefs were penalized for an illegal formation on the extra point attempt on the first Baltimore touchdown. The Ravens elected to take the successful kick off the scoreboard, and try for a two-point conversion, which was unsuccessful.
  • Harrison Butker missed the extra point attempt after the Chiefs’ third touchdown, but the next time he lined up, his 42-yard field goal attempt was good. Butker finished the game 2 of 2 on field goals.

INJURY UPDATES


  • Andrew Wylie left the game for a few plays in the first quarter, but then returned. Jeff Allen took Wylie’s place while he was on the sidelines.
  • LeSean McCoy left the game in the fourth quarter after the his ankle injury flared up.

STATISTICS


CATEGORY BAL KC
Attendance 0 73,390
Timeouts (Rem/Used) 0/3 2/1
Penalties/Yards 7/60 4/31
Kickoffs (Num/EZ/TB) 6/5/5 7/5/5
Punts (Num/Yds) 3/153 2/88
Punts blocked 0 0
Net Punting Avg Yds 41.3 34.0
Field Goals (Made/Att) 1/1 2/2
FGs/PATs Blocked 0/0 0/0
Goal to go (Made/Att/Pct) 3/3/100% 1/1/100%
Red Zone (Made/Att/Pct) 4/5/80% 3/4/75%
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles lost 0 0
Interceptions thrown 0 0
Extra Points (Made/Att) 1/4 3/4
Kicking (Made/Att) 1/1 3/4
2Pt Conv (Made/Att) 0/3 0/0
Safeties 0 0
1st downs 29 27
Passing 1st downs 14 14
Rushing 1st downs 15 9
1st downs from penalties 0 4
3rd down (Made/Att/Pct) 5/13/38% 5/9/56%
4th down (Made/Att/Pct) 3/4/75% 0/1/0%
Total Plays 78 64
Total Yards 452 503
Yards per play 5.8 7.9
Total Drives 10 10
Total Rtn Yds (No KOs) 0 9
Punt Returns (Num/Yds) 0/0 1/9
Kickoff Returns (Num/Yds) 2/47 0/0
Int. Returns (Num/Yds) 0/0 0/0
Turnovers 0 0
Time of Possession 32:44 27:16
Total Yards 452 503
Passing 249 363
Comp/Att/Pct 22/43/51% 27/37/73%
Yards per pass 5.40 9.60
Interceptions thrown 0 0
Sacks/Yards lost 3/18 1/11
Gross Yards 267 374
Rushing 203 140
Rush Attempts 32 26
Yards per rush 6.30 5.40
Def/ST TDs 0 0
Touchdowns 4 4
Rushing TDs 4 1
Passing TDs 0 3
Interceptions TDs 0 0
Kickoff Return TDs 0 0
Fumble Returns TDs 0 0
Punt Return TDs 0 0

CHIEFS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Patrick Mahomes 27 37 374 10.1 3 83 0 1 11 132.0
TEAM 27 37 374 10.1 3 83 0 1 11 --

RAVENS PASSING C ATT YDS AVG TD LG INT SK SKYD RTG
Lamar Jackson 22 43 267 6.2 0 31 0 3 18 70.6
TEAM 22 43 267 6.2 0 31 0 3 18 --

CHIEFS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Darrel Williams 9 62 6.9 0 41
LeSean McCoy 8 54 6.8 1 25
Darwin Thompson 4 8 2.0 0 8
Patrick Mahomes 4 9 2.3 0 11
Mecole Hardman 1 7 7.0 0 7
TEAM 26 140 5.4 1 41

RAVENS RUSHING CAR YDS AVG TD LG
Mark Ingram 16 103 6.4 3 21
Lamar Jackson 8 46 5.8 1 9t
Gus Edwards 7 53 7.6 0 15
Justice Hill 1 1 1.0 0 1
TEAM 32 203 6.3 4 21

CHIEFS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Blake Bell 1 1 1.0 0 1 1 2
Mecole Hardman 2 97 48.5 1 83t 5 67
Travis Kelce 7 89 12.7 0 21 8 16
LeSean McCoy 3 26 8.7 1 14t 3 30
Byron Pringle 1 7 7.0 0 7 1 0
Demarcus Robinson 3 43 14.3 1 18t 4 0
Sammy Watkins 5 64 12.8 0 36 8 19
Darrel Williams 5 47 9.4 0 16 5 56
TEAM 27 374 13.9 3 83 35 190

RAVENS RECEIVING REC YDS AVG TD LG TGTS YAC
Mark Andrews 3 15 5.0 0 5 7 3
Miles Boykin 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Nick Boyle 4 58 14.5 0 23 5 40
Marquise Brown 2 49 24.5 0 31 9 5
Gus Edwards 2 15 7.5 0 10 2 20
Justice Hill 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Hayden Hurst 2 14 7.0 0 11 5 6
Mark Ingram 4 32 8.0 0 13 4 32
Seth Roberts 2 37 18.5 0 25 2 5
Willie Snead IV 3 47 15.7 0 23 5 16
TEAM 22 267 12.1 0 31 43 127

CHIEFS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Mecole Hardman 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Patrick Mahomes 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Austin Reiter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sammy Watkins 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darrel Williams 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
TEAM 3 0 0 3 0 0 0

RAVENS FUMBLES FUM LOST FF REC
(OWN)
TD REC
(OPP)
TD
Marlon Humphrey 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Kenny Young 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TEAM 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

CHIEFS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Bashaud Breeland 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Frank Clark 3 2 1 1.0 5.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Kendall Fuller 8 6 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mecole Hardman 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Anthony Hitchens 8 6 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Jones 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darron Lee 4 4 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Mahomes 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Tyrann Mathieu 4 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
Ben Niemann 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Derrick Nnadi 4 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Emmanuel Ogbah 2 1 1 1.5 12.5 0 1 1 3 0 0 0
Alex Okafor 5 2 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Juan Thornhill 2 2 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Charvarius Ward 5 4 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darrel Williams 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Xavier Williams 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Damien Wilson 5 4 1 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
TEAM 62 44 18 3 18 0 2 6 6 0 0 3

RAVENS DEFENSE TOT SOLO ASST SACK YDS INT TFL PD QBH TD FF FR
Anthony Averett 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyus Bowser 1 1 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maurice Canady 3 3 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Carr 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Chuck Clark 6 5 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Marlon Humphrey 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Tony Jefferson 8 7 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Judon 2 2 0 1.0 11.0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0
Pernell McPhee 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Patrick Onwuasor 8 7 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Michael Pierce 4 3 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Earl Thomas 5 2 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brandon Williams 2 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Wormley 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Kenny Young 6 6 0 0.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
TEAM 56 45 11 1 11 0 5 1 8 0 2 0

CHIEFS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

RAVENS INT INT YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

CHIEFS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

RAVENS KICK RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
Justice Hill 2 47 23.5 25 0
TEAM 2 47 23.5 25 0

CHIEFS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
De'Anthony Thomas 1 9 9.0 9 0
TEAM 1 9 9.0 9 0

RAVENS PUNT RET NO YDS AVG LG TD
TEAM 0 0 0 0 0

CHIEFS KICKING FGA-FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Harrison Butker 2-2 100.0 42 3 9
TEAM 2-2 100.0 42 3 9

RAVENS KICKING FGA-FGM PCT LONG XP PTS
Justin Tucker 1-1 100.0 39 1 4
TEAM 1-1 100.0 39 1 4

CHIEFS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Dustin Colquitt 2 88 44.0 1 1 57
TEAM 2 88 44.0 1 1 57

RAVENS PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB I20 LG
Sam Koch 3 153 51.0 1 2 53
TEAM 3 153 51.0 1 2 53


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