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Here’s what happened in our simulation:
The Kansas City Chiefs are on the road this week to take on the Philadelphia Eagles, needing to snap their two-game losing streak after it was extended last Sunday by way of a 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
The first drive for the Eagles ended in a L’Jarius Sneed interception, and then the second drive ended in a Mike Hughes interception. Granted, only one pick resulted in a touchdown on the offensive side, but it was a big step forward from what transpired last week — when there were back-to-back-to-back possessions on offense in which the ball was turned over.
The Chiefs’ defensive secondary performed well, with a total of three interceptions and was able to help force a fumble; all the while, Kansas City’s defensive line could not apply much pressure to Jalen Hurts. Hurts forced the mistakes on throws as Sneed, Hughes and Deandre Baker were able to pick Hurts off cleanly.
The Chiefs’ run game was non-existent. By the start of the fourth quarter, the Chiefs only had 54 yards on the ground. There was a crucial fourth-and-1 stop from the Eagles defense that could have shifted the momentum of this game.
Patrick Mahomes played extremely conservatively. It seemed as though Mahomes wanted to move down the field slow and methodically, but when he needed to get a first down in the fourth quarter, he ended up throwing a pick-six to Darius Slay Jr.
Mahomes was tallied for five turnovers in the game — three interceptions and two fumbles. The conservative play against the Eagles did not work out because once down in the game for the first time in the fourth quarter, Mahomes began to force throws that resulted in two interceptions late.
The Eagles put up 28 points in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.
Final score: Eagles 34, Chiefs 20.
In Week 5, the Chiefs are back home for Sunday Night Football, taking on the Buffalo Bills. The kickoff is set for 7:20 p.m. Arrowhead time, and we will once again bring you the matchup beforehand from the EA Universe.