Chiefs’ Supporting Cast Steps Up After Mahomes Injury in Victory Over Broncos
Midway during that time quarter against the Broncos on Thursday night, that much mentor Andy Reid clarified to his team. The Chiefs had lost two straight heading into the trip, and now, after a fourth-down quarterback sneak with 10 minutes left in the half, Patrick Mahomes had been led out of the game with knee damage.
To complete what they began, backup quarterback Matt Moore should have been himself. Each and every other player would need to leave an imprint.
They did, giving Reid his 200th career win with a dominant 30–6 triumph over the Broncos.
It just took two minutes after Mahomes’ exit for Kansas City to answer Reid’s call. After a 20-yard field objective from Harrison Butker put the group up 13–6, the Chiefs’ defense broadened the lead by another score, scooping a Joe Flacco (21-of-34 going for 213 yards) bobble and returning it five yards for the touchdown.
The guarded play was an augmentation of what the unit had the option to achieve right off the bat in the challenge. In the wake of sacking Flacco twice for 13 yards in the primary quarter, the Chiefs covered him for another three after Mahomes went down. When it was altogether said and done, Kansas City’s guard piled on nine sacks for 79 yards– – all that in the wake of coming into the night tied for 25th in the association with a person on foot 11 sacks through six games.
The Broncos’ ground game wasn’t any better. In spite of setting up 184 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in Denver’s successes over the Chargers and Titans, running back Phillip Lindsay couldn’t get anything moving against Kansas City’s 30th-positioned hurrying protection. The second-year rusher had the option to assemble up only 36 yards on 11 endeavors on the night.
There were early looks at trust in the Broncos, particularly after Flacco walked the team’s offense 75 yards down the field to complete a 10-play opening drive with a one-yard touchdown from Royce Freeman to put Denver up 6–0. Be that as it may, the protection was no counterpart for Mahomes. In the full quarter he was on the field, the supreme alliance MVP had his way with the auxiliary, finishing 10 of his 11 goes for 76 yards and a 21-yard touchdown to Mecole Hardman before setting Butker in place to make it 10–6 with a 33-yard field objective.
Mahomes’ supporting cast took with the rest. Moore completed 10-of-19 for 117 yards and a touchdown strike to Tyreek Hill (five gatherings for 74 yards). LeSean McCoy included 64 yards 12 endeavors on the ground. The Chiefs defeated the nonappearance of their star quarterback, improving to 5–2 on the season.
How much longer they’ll need to suffer Mahomes being sidelined is as yet indistinct. The third-year signal-guest went in for a X-beam after the play, and beginning reports have demonstrated that he endured a separated kneecap and not a break.
And keeping in mind that the Chiefs won’t know the degree of the damage until Mahomes experiences a MRI on Friday, they do know losing the focal point of their powerful offense won’t be simple. With Mahomes, the Chiefs might not have expected to step up the manner in which Reid asked them to on Thursday.