Yes, I was wrong on my call of the Kansas City Chiefs last night…
And I must apologize to Chiefs QB Alex Smith for comparing him to Alex Gordon.
In my opinion, Smith played his best game as a pro ever.
He had over 500 yards in the air, 4 TD passes – the road over the world champs no less – who were everyone’s pick to go back to the Super Bowl with Tom Brady for the 8th time.
So yes, the Chiefs were better than the Patriots and Brady. And yes, this was their BIGGEST WIN in modern NFL history.
The team’s last legit big win was Joe Montana defeating the Houston Oilers after the 1993 season at Houston with Warren Moon. Since that huge win and many playoffs, and some division titles, with just one play-off win against a weak Texas team, they haven’t really had much to brag about…until last night.
The Chiefs not only beat New England they shut them out in the second half. And nobody at New England has done that to a Tom Brady club. In fact the Chiefs 42 points were the most ever scored on the Pats under Bill Belichick and Brady.
Not to mention that over 500 yards offense for KC was the most in over a decade by the Chiefs.
I talked about this club being a mystery this season and asked if SOMEONE would step up and help the boys in red be a real Super Bowl contender, not a pretender as they have been under Andy Reid for four seasons. They were never a true Super Bowl contender the last four years – good just not great.
Now with the big find, the man who was the difference last night, KAREEM HUNT, the Chiefs are for real.
Hunt’s numbers for his first game are staggering.
He had 148 yards rushing on 17 carries, about 8 or 9 yards per rush. Hunt had 98 yards inthe air and caught the game winning bomb from Alex Smith.
Hunt had 3 touchdowns in his first NFL game. His numbers for a first game rookie back are an NFL record.
Oh, and how about Tyreek Hill? His big bomb TD catch and his entire game as the Chiefs No. 1 wide out was first class.
Again, Alex Smith was fantastic with his 4 touchdown throws. He had only 15 all of last year and had over 300 yards in the air. Damn, he outplayed Brady.
The Chiefs defense turned the game in the first quarter when they stopped a fourth and one from their 10 yard line. The stop was made by now injured Eric Berry.
Later in the game Justin Houston – remember him? – stopped another 4th and 1. The Chiefs defense shut out Brady the entire second half and they had to punt the entire 4th quarter.
What started as a blow-out for New England over KC ended the other way with a convincing 15 point win for the Chiefs.
Again it was the Chiefs’ statement game.
Alex Smith will not hear about Pat Mahomes replacing him if he keeps up that kind of play.
Hey, it’s game one of sixteen, but with a monster start the Chiefs are now the No. 1 team to beat in the AFC.
The Chiefs will new get a lot of media talk about a Super Bowl and it’s legit this time out.
That said, losing Berry for the season with an ACL will hurt a ton.
However, these guys have time to get another safety and Daniel Sorenson was great in pre season. I hope hey hope Eric is okay and Derek Johnson has played very well coming off his two leg injuries at his age.
It’s a long season but what a start in front of perhaps the Chiefs’ largest TV audience since the Super Bowl in 1970.
Damn, I’m kinda glad I was wrong about them and hope this continues.
If so it will be a fun season.