Last Updated on 17 Sep 2021 1:39 pm (UK Time)
Sunday Night Football: Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs played a thrilling game in Las Vegas as the two teams traded the lead five times before Kansas City came out on top. Mahomes was very instrumental in the victory, throwing for 348 yards to nine different receivers.
The KC quarterback also completed a touchdown pass and threw 100 yards to both of his favorite targets: Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Hill enjoyed a huge game, hauling in eleven passes for 102 yards and the TD. Kelce also came up big, with eight receptions for 127 yards and the game-winning touchdowns. The tight end also completed a pass.
The Kansas City pass attack wasn’t the only part of the offense that was on fire, their rushing game was also impressive. Clyde Edwards-Helaire enjoyed 77 all-purpose yards, including two touchdowns. LeVeon Bell added his first touchdown of the season on his 36 yards. Everyone on the Chiefs offense was in a rhythm.
The Raiders offense was almost as impressive, matching or pacing Kansas City most of the game. Derek Carr was strong in defeat, throwing for 277 yards and three touchdowns. Josh Jacobs added 64 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
There were not a lot of big defensive plays for the Chiefs, however, one play does come to mind. One third and goal at the one, just a little bit before halftime, the Raiders were threatening to go up by a touchdown. An amazing, clutch defended pass by Charvarius Ward was able to stall the drive, forcing Vegas to settle for a field goal.
This game came down to the wire, as the Raiders took a 31-28 lead with just one minute and 43 seconds left to play. That was more than enough time for Mahomes and the Kansas City offense. He led them down the field 75 yards on seven plays in just one minute and fifteen seconds. The drive was capped off with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Kelce.
The Chiefs came back to win a 35-31 thriller over the Raiders on Sunday Night Football!
Patrick Mahomes: 348 passing yards, 16 rushing yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception
Charvarius Ward: 4 total tackles, 1 defended pass
Monday Night Football: Los Angeles Rams at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jared Goff threw for 376 yards and three touchdowns as the Rams held on to defeat the Buccaneers. Goff connected with nine different receivers but fed Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods more than anyone else. His favorite targets enjoyed monster games as Cupp caught eleven passes for 145 yards and Woods snagged twelve receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown. The tandem was unstoppable.
The Rams defense also had a solid performance, clamping down hard in the second half. On the Bucs first six series after halftime the Rams limited them to only 50 yards. During that span LA outscored Tampa 7-3 and intercepted Tom Brady, controlling the Bucs offense until there were about eight minutes left in the game. All in all, Los Angeles limited Tampa Bay to 258 yards in the game.
Brady broke the Rams’ control and threatened to seize the win halfway through the fourth quarter. It was then that he led the Bucs on a seven-play, 44-yard drive, finishing it off with brilliant touch by Chris Godwin. The Buccaneers knotted up the score at 24 with just four minutes left to play.
The Rams then went about securing the win on the next two series. Goff took over and immediately went to work. Over the course of a minute and twenty seconds, he drove the Rams 53 yards on eight plays. Cupp and Woods both had 20+ yard receptions on the drive, setting up a 40 yard Matt Gay field goal for the lead.
Los Angeles then sent the ball back to Brady and the Bucs with two and a half minutes left to play. Brady wasted no time as he drove Tampa Bay 19 yards on just three snaps. The next play, however, Jordan Fuller cemented the game for the Rams with his second interception off of the game.
The Rams held onto a well-fought 27-24 victory over the Buccaneers
Jared Goff: 376 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, 2 interceptions
Jordan Fuller: 4 total tackles, 2 defended passes, 2 interceptions
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