The Kansas City Chiefs are already coming out strong against the Washington Football Team thanks to some help from first-time starter Darrel Williams. The second-string running back put in work with the absence of Clyde Edwards-Helaire, as he scored the team’s first touchdown.
In the first quarter, the offense was nearly perfect as the Chiefs took their time with every play. On the first possession of the game, Mahomes and company drove the ball down the field like it was nothing. The Chiefs were throwing short passes after short passes, and establishing a running game as they should.
Following the game plan led to a huge play by Mecole Hardman on the sideline for 49 yards. However, that would be the end of the first quarter, where the second would have a few surprises in store.
Chiefs offense struggles a bit in the second quarter
The offense started to struggle once the turnovers started to come. Once again, for the second straight week, Tyreek Hill is the cause of an interception. Just like last week against Buffalo, Hill drops a pass that leads to an interception. Fortunately, this one was not returned for a touchdown.
Once the defense did their job and got a stop, the Chiefs would have yet another chance with great field position. On a series of plays, Kansas City managed to make it down the field getting into Washington territory.
Jerrick McKinnon was one of the players who helped Kansas City get back down the field, as he powered his way into a first down on a play that definitely should not have gone their way.
Darrel Williams also helped the Chiefs get back downfield, doing a lot of the same as he did in the first. Williams showcased that he too can be a threat in the passing game like Edwards-Helaire.
Unfortunately, Mahomes and the company could not get into the end zone during that possession. Instead, the Chiefs settled for a field goal. While scoring a field goal is better than nothing at all, that is not how you win in this league. In fact, that would be the start of what was starting to look bad on offense.
The next offensive drive resulted in what was almost a three and out. However, Patrick Mahomes’ ability to scramble out of the pocket is still very underrated. However, the next three plays involved very bad blocking, which was the biggest reason Kansas City was forced to punt.
With the score now 10-6 in favor of the Chiefs, the defense would allow the offense another chance at a score. Like much of the story of this season so far, another turnover was forced, this time it was Hardman with a fumble.
Not to mention, the next offensive drive was much of the same. With a bad snap prior to a play, Mahomes was forced to pick the ball up off the ground. While that was not his fault, he did not need to throw the ball in the air, throwing an interception. Instead, he should have taken the sack.
Fans love to look at the end result of games and see the points Kansas City is scoring, thinking the offense isn’t struggling. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Turnovers are coming as often as ever this year, and it needs to be fixed. Going into the half, the Chiefs are losing 13-10, and it is not looking good for the offense.
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