In the highly anticipated Week 3 match up, the Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Baltimore Ravens in a game that did not disappoint. Both teams entered the game 2-0 but the Chiefs came out victorious. Patrick Mahomes torched the Ravens defense, throwing for 374 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 33-28 victory at Arrowhead Stadium. Even with Tyreek Hill sidelined due to injury again, the Chiefs offense was efficient and solid. Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens jumped out to a 6-0 lead but then Mahomes took over.
Chiefs Take Command Early
Mahomes completed at least one pass to eight different receivers in the contest showing they can share the ball around and still play winning football. Free agent signing LeSean McCoy had his best game of the season in Week 3 and got the Chiefs on the board with a second quarter rushing touchdown. After that, Mahomes took the reins and dialed up two touchdowns from long distance. He connected on a beautiful pass to Demarcus Robinson (who made an even better catch) and then on the next drive threw a bullet to Mecole Hardman in stride and the Chiefs were off and running.
Ravens Comeback Comes Up Short
The Ravens, led by Lamar Jackson, came on strong in the fourth quarter scoring 2 touchdowns (failing to convert both 2-point conversions) and kicking a field goal. But it was just not enough to overcome the deficit that the Chiefs built up in the quarter scoring 23 unanswered points. Lamar Jackson failed to throw for a touchdown for the first time this season and the one dimensional nature of the Ravens offense hurt them on Sunday. The star for the Ravens was Mark Ingram who ran for 103 yards on only 16 carries and 3 touchdowns. He added 4 catches for 32 yards as well (hopefully you started him in fantasy, unlike me). Both teams came to play and showed that they are true contenders as they are the only teams in their respective divisions with winning records.
Next week the Chiefs head to Detroit to take on the undefeated Lions in a 1:00 EST match up. The Lions have beat two quality teams in the Los Angeles Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles while tying the Arizona Cardinals. With no aspect of Detroit’s game really standing out in any way, expect the Chiefs to roll to a 4-0 record next Sunday. Even a quality defense such as the Ravens were unable to keep the Chiefs from scoring under 30 points.