With Entertainer, Taylor Swift in the house, the Kansas City Chiefs dominated the Chicago Bears 41-10. Though Patrick Mahomes tweaked his ankle at the end of the first half, he came back in the second half to play a single series which he capped off with a touchdown pass to Travis Kelce, and the route was complete.
Arrowhead Stadium was rocking in the summer when Taylor Swift brought the house down with a memorable two-night performance. But it was her encore Sunday afternoon, that made news around the globe. Watching her boyfriend, or friend, Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce, he, and the rest of his teammates devoured the Chicago Bears 41-10.
Despite the paparazzi in the Kelce suite, the star of the show was quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. After a tough first series, Mahomes was virtually untouched in the pocket for the remainder of the game. Despite a few more penalties, and a couple of dropped passes, this might have been the most complete game I’ve seen out of Mahomes from start to finish. Granted he only played two and half quarters, but he was in total command of the offense.
However, let’s not diss the defense. In the first three weeks of the season, Kansas City has given up three touchdowns and forced four field goals ending drives. If you had said the Chiefs’ defense would be a Top Five unit, I probably would have laughed at you. Well, this defense is legit, and they never allowed Bears Quarterback, Justin Fields to find any footing offensively, Instead, he was battered, beaten, and harassed from start to finish.
What surprises me about the defense continues to be their overall depth. In the third quarter, Head Coach Andy Reid pulled numerous starters and let the depth get some valuable experience. Add that with the fact, that despite the personnel on the field, Defensive Coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo never stopped attacking Fields.
What he’s done to date has been nothing short of remarkable. So much so, if this continues, Spags might get an interview as a head coach after the regular season. One of his toughest tasks this season was replacing the productivity of Frank Clark. Well, he’s done that and more with Mike Danna, who has been playing the best football of his career. He’s been the biggest surprise to date for this defense.
Still, as great as the defense was on Sunday, the fact Mahomes spread the ball to eleven different bodies in two-plus quarters, should strike fear into the rest of the AFC. Given the fact, the offensive line is pass-protecting at a level, Mahomes has never had in his career in Kansas City, there are no limits to what this team can accomplish. All they need to do is gain more experience from their young receivers.
With the season just three games old, Kansas City appears to be atop the AFC with Miami and Buffalo. It’s a long season and so much can happen between now and the playoffs, but the Chiefs’ schedule ahead is relatively easy until they play the Dolphins in Germany.
For Chiefs Head Coach, Andy Reid, who with the win Sunday passed legendary Hall of Fame Head Coach, Tom Landry for sole possession of fourth place on the all-time wins list with 271, must be proud of the focus his team had against the Bears. In years past, the Chiefs struggled against lesser opponents, but that was an emphasis in camp, to never let up the throttle.
After a turbulent week, the Bears had no answers for the Chiefs’ relentless pressure on both sides of the ball.
Next week the Chiefs travel to New York to face the Jets in a Sunday Night showdown.