The only way to play Kansas City Chiefs is to use the internal organs.
The team punts at their own risk. It doesn’t end well.
The person running the clock with a guru in the analysis quickly finds out how far it is going.
When it comes to the attacks of Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid, and the Chiefs of this Jaguar Note, all the wisdom of traditional football pops out of the window. But at last it looks like AFC West coaches, quarterbacks and teams understand it all.
With a thrilling 30-24 victory at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, the Los Angeles Chargers proved to have the swashbuckler spirit needed to compete in the Mahomes era.
Chargers coach Brandon Staley frequently called Paspray early and late, and quarterback Justin Herbert made 26 out of 38 attempts without four touchdown passes and intercepts. Finished at 281 yards. Herbert currently has a 2-1 record against Kansas City.
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Staley can match the wit with the lead. Taken to the hospital by ambulance After the match.
Herbert can trade haymaking for Mahomes.
This rivalry will be a lot of fun.
Despite the Chargers leading 14 points in the first half, it seemed that there was enough time for normal Mahomes magic to develop. And that’s what happened in the third quarter when Mahomes threw two unanswered touchdown passes to reduce Kansas City’s deficit. The drama was really exciting when the Chiefs scored with an 8-yard pop pass to Mecole Hardman and took the lead of 24-21 with 6 minutes and 43 seconds remaining.
But the Chargers punched back. First, Herbert ordered a 10-play, 69-yard drive to be tied at 24. At that time, Mahomes made another groundbreaking error, just a week after his high sales lost to Baltimo Ravens. The tight-end Travis Kelce’s third and eighth falls were intercepted by Alohi Gilman on the Chargers’ 41-yard line with less than two minutes left.
Herbert, 23, has returned to work. Third and second in its first downset, Herbert fired a 15-yard player on Keenan Allen with a stride.
With 48 seconds remaining in 4th and 4th, Starry won by bypassing the 47-yard field goal attempt. And was Rashawn Slater flagged for a false start when his rookie left the tackle? Staley continued to attack in the 4th and 9th fields. Herbert uncorked another fastball with receiver Jalen Guyton. Jalen Guyton was hampered by Dee Baker, the chiefs cornerback. No, Staley and Herbert weren’t done. With the clock set to 41 seconds and an arrowhead ball on the 20-yard line in Kansas City, most teams would have chosen to play for a field goal.
Not these chargers.
Herbert threw a perfect 16-yard pass to out-of-bound Mike Williams, then lofted a 4-yard score to Williams with 32 seconds remaining. The charger took too long to leave Mahomes.
However, the previous MVP’s three-pass attempt failed, and the final Hail Mary’s attempt was inadequate.
Many things may have gone wrong for the Chargers while throwing the ball very late. Each imperfection created a case of a go-a-head field goal attempt instead of advancing for a touchdown that would require the chief to go the length of the field to answer it. One bag could have been miserable. A single intercept will pass the game to Kansas City.
Starry’s decision to adopt it in 4th and 4th, and 4th and 9th, shows the new fearlessness of the Chiefs’ magic. It was the week after Ravens coach John Harbaugh played for a win against Kansas City in the second week. These two managers had to remember last season’s AFC playoffs.
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski chose to punt 4th and 9th from the remaining 4:19 32 yard line in the division round, which dropped to Chiefs 22-17. Browns never touched the ball again.
In the AFC title game, Bills coach Sean McDermott chose to reduce Buffalo’s deficit to 21-12 by kicking a field goal from Kansas City’s two-yard line at the end of the first half. And later in the game, McDermott scored another field goal on the fourth down from the Chiefs’ 8-yard line. The bill was blown off at 38-24.
Both are perfect coaches to build long-term winners.
Both made serious mistakes against the Chiefs.
Realizing that the Chargers were surrounded by one of the best young quarterbacks in football: a talented receiver, Starry didn’t have to play safely.
Josh Allen is ok.
Buffalo Nian overcomes the same fear of “we can’t have good things” every year. In the end, we think everything should go wrong. That’s why western New York remains scared even after Josh Allen finished second in last season’s MVP award vote and Bills won his first division title since 1995.
With his first week’s defeat to Pittsburgh, Allen looked like his raw rookie from Wyoming.
He didn’t look that good in Miami’s second week’s rout.
3rd week? Allen included the Washington Football Team with a 43-21 victory. With three touchdown passes to build a 21-0 lead at the beginning of the second quarter, Allen thought Bills deserved a six-year $ 258 million deal this offseason, a pinpoint thrower. It looked like.
He rolled to the right and threw a 28-yard pass to Emmanuel Sanders, a wide receiver in the end zone, to win Buffalo’s first drive.
Allen didn’t panic on Bills’ third drive when Washington’s defensive harness Daron Pain put pressure on the Red Zone. 3rd and 4th from Washington’s 7-yard line, Allen shimmered to the right and hit Zack Moss’ running back with a touchdown pass.
When Jordan Poyer subsequently intercepted Taylor Heinicke, owned by Washington, and gave Bills a short field, Allen found the shoulder behind the tight-end Dawson Knox with a score of 14 yards. The placement of the balls was perfect.
Washington cut Bills’ lead to 21-14 in the second quarter, scoring a quick score, but Buffalo scored five of the last seven possessions and choked the threat with an attack. .. Allen was as accurate as ever, throwing 358 yards, four touchdowns, without a 129.8 passer rating pick.
With the Bills pass game in 2020, everything has become much easier. Since Jim Kelly in the early 1990s, locals couldn’t expect good things to happen in the second half of the fourth quarter, not bad things.
The two-week short circuit returned to an imminent sense of ruin. Sunday’s victory, like Stephen Diggs, brought recognition that Allen was in the best condition when dealing with receivers like Emmanuel Sanders pulled with two touchdown catches across the field. ..
The Steelers may have made a bad bet.
This was a big risk for the Pittsburgh Steelers towards 2021. They weren’t interested in a complete rebuild, so they welcomed 39-year-old Ben Roethlisberger to the department with Lamar Jackson (24), Baker, with a wage cut. Mayfield (26) and Joe Burrow (24) are other starters.
Pittsburgh is confident that with plenty of defense and ample ground games, the team that started 11-0 in 2020 will be able to reappear as a candidate for the Super Bowl. It may still be the case. Pittsburgh kicked off the 2021 season with a spectacular victory at Buffalo. But on Sunday, we learned that this would be a very difficult bet to survive another full season.
The eternal entrance mat of AFC North rushed to Heinz Field, winning 24-10 in Pittsburgh.
Barrow, a second-year quarterback trying to get out of last season’s knee injury, finished with a 14-18 passer rating of 122.9 at 172 yards. The Steelers’ talented secondary struggled to catch up with Barrow and his former LSU teammate Jammer Chase, who caught two of the three touchdown passes.
Roethlisberger threw the ball 58 times ridiculously. This is about 38 times more than Mike Tomlin probably wanted. Nagy Harris, a running back drafted in the first round to change the spirit of this attack, couldn’t dominate the front as it did in Alabama, and the remade Steelers line may have something to do with it. Hmm.
Pittsburgh couldn’t get off early and play a run game to control the clock, and he would have to wonder if Roethlisberger could catch up with this division.
A little about other games on Sunday
Ravens 19, Lions 17: The kicker is important. A 66-yard field goal that won the Justin Tucker game showed that he was probably the most clutch kicker of his generation. But don’t forget the one that set the longest kick in NFL history: Lamar Jackson’s 36-yard strike to Sammy Watkins is the fourth and 19th from his own 16-yard line.
Cardinal 31, Jaguar 19: It wasn’t cute. The Cardinals’ attempt at a 68-yard field goal was badly backfired in the form of a 109-yard touchdown return. But Arizona certainly lacked the ugly victory of last season. Now that they are 3-0 for the first time since 2015, they should not apologize.
Saint 28, Patriot 13: If Mac Jones needs to throw 51 times per game, like Sunday, the Patriots won’t win much. The play script left New England at home, and of course Jameis Winston offered a touchdown pass that only he could do.
Falcons 17, Giants 14: Good news: Saquon Barkley recorded the first touchdown since 2019. Bad thing: everything else. Berkeley manages 3.2 yards per carry against the unfortunate Falcons, Daniel Jones is average and the Giants are 0-3.
Titans 25, Colts 16: Colts quarterback Carson Wentz sprained two sprained ankles and played two sprained ankles like a quarterback. He never ran the ball, threw it away several times, and Titan rolled despite three turnovers. The Tennessee attack proved that Derrick Henry and Julio Jones were talented enough to win without scoring.
Browns 26, Bears 6: Chicago fans wanted to see Justin Fields. They got Justin Fields. Former Ohio State University stars have come a long way, especially on this roster. Fields completed only 6 times throughout the game, but was fired 9 times (4.5 times by Myles Garrett), for a total of 15 hits.