The Kansas City Chiefs returned to their winning ways on Sunday as they took down the Philadelphia Eagles, 42-30. The Chiefs are back to .500 after losing two consecutive games.
On offense, the connection between Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill was dominant. The two stars connected on 11 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns. During the Chiefs’ two-game skid, Hill had a total of 70 yards receiving.
This is the second time in the past two seasons that Hill has had at least 10 catches for 185 yards and three scores (last was against the Buccaneers in Week 12). On the day, Mahomes threw for 278 yards and five touchdowns.
In addition to his three TD’s to Hill, Mahomes connected on an underhanded throw to Clyde Edwards-Helaire and a shovel-pass to Jody Fortson for scores. Fortson has caught a touchdown pass in consecutive games.
As for Edwards-Helaire, he rushed for 102 yards on Sunday. It marks the second straight week with over 100 rushing yards and a receiving touchdown. It also is the first time in his career with 100 yards on the ground in consecutive weeks.
As for the defense, there was improvement in the red zone. the Chiefs had only held one team to a field goal in the end zone in 12 attempts through the first three weeks. Against Philadelphia, they held them to three touchdowns in six red zone drives.
However, Jalen Hurts got comfortable as he threw for 387 yards. Additionally, Devonta Smith had a career-high 122 receiving yards. They struggled to stop the passing game against the Eagles, while also allowing 30 points.
The defense has made adjustments throughout the past couple of weeks as the run defense has looked better and the red zone defense making a little improvement. However, they have more work to do. They allowed over 460 yards of total offense and allowed 30 points.
With Sunday’s win, Andy Reid put himself in history. He became the first coach in NFL history with 100 wins with two different franchises as head coach.
Next week, the Chiefs return to Arrowhead Stadium in a rematch of the AFC Championship against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday Night Football.