Both quarterbacks trade interceptions in first quarter
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was first, throwing his tenth pick of the season. The drive seemed to be going great; I had the tweets in the drafts dialed up. Then the pass was batted in the air and Julian Love came down with the interception in the endzone.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones was next, throwing a pick to Willie Gay, and set up a Chiefs touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
kyle rudolph ties the game
Kyle Rudolph caught a one-yard touchdown for the Giants to even things up in the second quarter.
Chiefs take the lead in second quarter
The Chiefs are in the lead after a shaky start. Running back Derrick Gore, who is playing in injured Clyde Edwards-Helaire's spot, scored his first career touchdown, bringing the score to 14-10.
giants take the lead in the fourth quarter
Whose Giants are these? Daniel Jones threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram, giving New York a 17-14 lead over the Chiefs.
chiefs pull out the win
Kansas City won, but they won pretty ugly. A 34-yard field goal by Harrison Butker was enough for a 20-17 win over the Giants.
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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had the week to recover from yet another injury, and is so far on track to play this weekend. Head coach Mike McCarthy reiterated on Thursday that this is still the plan, as he had a good response from practicing this week on a limited basis.
The Philadelphia Eagles traded away their best quarterback to the New York Jets earlier this week, but starter Jalen Hurts says he'll never forget the great Joe Flacco. He has blessed many of us, I agree. "I expressed that to Joe, and I just wanted to let him know that everything I said before those games, I truly believed it from the standpoint of the things that he’s been able to do over his career, the knowledge he’s poured on me, his voice in the room. It meant a lot to me. I wish him the best of luck as he gets the opportunity to go out there and play."
Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is still a question mark for Week Eight, as he's dealing with an intense shoulder injury. He missed last week, but isn't giving up so easily. Offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt stated Thursday that while he practiced on a limited basis,"he practiced yesterday a good amount and looked good."
As everyone (loudly) wonders if the league has figured out Patrick Mahomes, he told his Kansas City Chiefs teammates that he knows he needs to improve and plans on doing just that. "You see it kind of get me in certain games every single year, and it’s something I have to go back to and learn from and be better at. There were times where I maybe could have stepped and found a soft spot in the pocket where instead I kind of got out of there and tried to make something happen."
After fracturing his ribs during Week Two's game, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was back at practice on Wednesday. While it's still up in the air whether he will be on the field for Sunday's game, head coach Brian Flores says he would play if it were up to Tagovailoa.
The New York Jets are on a bye this week, and that gives them some time to get their shit together, respectfully speaking. Rookie quarterback Zach Wilson hasn't exactly impressed the way some other rookies have, but he plans to keep working even while he's on a short break. "I'm going home to see my family - I haven't seen them in a while. And I'm going to work with my quarterback coach, John Beck, that I train with. He's super close with our staff as well, so I'm excited to go and just work on some of the things I feel like I can clean up. I'm going to watch the first five games, see what I really want to put an emphasis on, and how I can just clear my mind and spend a little time with the family and then be ready to come back and get after it next week."
Tyrod Taylor is still out this week for the Houston Texans, but head coach David Culley says he'll be the starter when he's healthy. Rookie Davis Mills has been playing in Taylor's place for the past few weeks. "Tyrod comes back and he's healthy, he's our starting quarterback. As far as the quarterback situation, he gives us our best chance to win."
The Kansas City Chiefs' defense isn't doing so hot so far this season, and that's an understatement. Another issue with KC is the number of turnovers they've had on offense. It's very un-Patrick Mahomes-like. However, Mahomes said these types of issues have nothing to do with the defense's struggles. "That's kind of how I have my mindset going into every single game is that, when we get an opportunity to go out there and have success and be successful, we have to capitalize on that. It has nothing to do with whatever is happening on the other side of the ball. It's just our job as an offense on this team."
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