Kansas City Chiefs Hang on Against Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs lived up to the hype. Kansas City had a 30-13 entering the fourth quarter, but the Chiefs hanged on for a 33-28 victory over Baltimore when Mahomes threw a screen pass and Darrel Williams took it 16 yards on a third-and-9 play late in the game.
In the first quarter, Mark Ingram scored on a 2-yard touchdown run for the Ravens (missed 2-point conversion).
For the second straight week, the Kansas City Chiefs did not score a point in the first quarter but they scored 23 in the second quarter. LeSean McCoy scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to begin the second. He finished with 54 yards rushing on eight carries and a score. McCoy also caught three passes for 26 yards receiving and a score.
Later in the second-quarter Chiefs WR, DeMarcus Robinson made a one-handed catch in the end zone for an 18-yard touchdown reception passed by Mahomes. Robinson finished with three receptions for 43 yards receiving and a score.
Chiefs QB, Patrick Mahomes threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to Melcole Hardman Jr. later in the second-quarter (missed the extra point). Hardman Jr. caught two passes for 97 yards receiving and a score. He also rushed for seven yards on one carry. Travis Kelce caught seven passes for 89 yards receiving.
To start the second half, the Baltimore Ravens were trailing 23-6 and Mark Ingram scored on a 19-yard touchdown run to cut the lead to 23-13.
Later in the third quarter, Patrick Mahomes threw a screen pass to LeSean McCoy and he took it 14 yards for a touchdown. Mahomes completed 27-of-37 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for nine yards on four carries.
Darrel Williams was the leading rusher with 62 yards on nine carries. He also caught five passes for 47 yards receiving. Damien Williams was inactive for this contest.
Ingram scored on a 1-yard touchdown run for Baltimore to start the fourth quarter. For some reason, the Baltimore Ravens went for two on that drive and they missed. Mark Ingram finished the day with 103 yards rushing on 16 carries and three touchdowns. He also caught four passes for 32 yards receiving.
With Baltimore trailing 33-22 in the fourth quarter, Lamar Jackson scored on a 9-yard rushing touchdown (missed two-point conversion) with under three minutes to play in regulation. Jackson completed 22-of-43 passes for 267 yards. He also rushed for 46 yards on eight carries and a score.
The Ravens leading receiver in this game was Nick Boyle. He caught four passes for 58 yards receiving. Marquise Brown caught two passes for 59 yards receiving. Mark Andrews was held in check with two receptions for 14 yards receiving.
The Kansas City Chiefs found a way to escape in this game. However, the defensive backs are going to need to be better than they were in this one. I would not be surprised to see them trade for Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey later on in the week.
It was a fun game on both ends to watch. It would not be a surprise to see a potential playoff matchup between Baltimore and the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Baltimore Ravens appeared to be overmatched at times, but they played hard until the very end. Baltimore (2-1) will host the Cleveland Browns (1-1) next Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) will be on the road against the Detroit Lions (2-0-1) next Sunday.
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