After last night’s performance, although he’s nearing the end of his career, Smith is finally, an Elite quarterback in the NFL.
Smith is without question a top 5 QB this season.
Yes, up with Aaron Rogers and Tom Brady and that new guy Deshaun Watson who leads the AFC with 12 touchdown throws to Alex Smith’s 11.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans on the road by a score of 42-34.
The Chiefs did what was needed to slow down Watson, got a big lead in the first half and didn’t let the Texans have the ball much.
Different story in the second half. Deshaun was unstoppable. He threw bomb after bomb and hit five touchdown throws. And he can run like wind when he needs too.
Problem for him, KC matched his scores even in the second half with Smith hitting everyone is sight. Smith threw for three touchdowns and over 300 yards with no INT’S and zero turnovers.
Travis Kelce had a huge game, maybe his best half as a Chief with 8 catches and 98 tough yards in the first half.
Kelce went out with a concussion at the end of the first half. Worse yet, the emerging mister Chris Conley tore his achilies on an onside kick return. My guess is he is done for the season. Conley is our No. 2 wide out behind Tyreek Hill, who also had a big game with a much needed 82 yard punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the deal.
Hey, the NFL and the networks have to be pleased with picking Kanas City to be the featured NFL team on the big stage this season. They have won all their games where they were the it game at night – two on Thursday Night, one Monday night and now this big win Sunday night
All the games were exciting and KC has to be the darling of NFL fans maybe for the first time ever.
Problem: we have 11 games left and injuries are already a major issue.
Our O line is badly banged up and works hard to be average.
We don’t know how long Travis Kelce will be out. Hopefully he can play against the Steelers next Sunday. Chris Conley is almost surely out for the season and we have few wide outs to begin with.
Our defense is not very good stopping the run. We count a bit too much on big play defense instead of dominating the better team’s offense. We have a patchwork linebacking crew led by Justin Houston who now has 5.5 sacks and is the leader of the defense. He too was a bit injured at game’s end.
Our pass defense is great at times, but gives up huge big plays in nearly every game that result in touchdowns. Our offense with all its gimmicks needs to use Tyreek Hill much more as a back to keep our opponents honest and not keying on Hunt and Smith as much.
Overall this big win proves that Kansas City is the AFC Super Bowl rep. until proven otherwise.
The Steelers lost again; the Pat’s are doing better but their defense is worse than ours and no running game. Oakland is done without their quarterback. Denver is a maybe and the Texans are still a project in motion but I don’t want to play Watson again!
The Chiefs now will fight the injury bugs in order to win the AFC in the end.
Alex Smith did a nice job of using all his tools last night, it may get worse. KC will likely bring in another wide receiver or two. And hey ,how about our new place kicker Harrison Butker, even his kick offs went through the uprights. Nice.