November 30, 2023

Monday Night Football: Eagles escape with a 21-17 victory over the Chiefs

The Eagles in some way, a way gained in Kansas City, escaping with an unbelievable 21-17 victory.

The Eagles moved to 9-1, whereas the Chiefs fell to 7-3.

The Chiefs will go away kicking themselves. They led 17-7 at halftime however dropped passes, together with one that will have given them the lead with 1:42 left, and twice turned it over in the crimson zone.

Philadelphia took its first lead with 6:20 remaining on a quarterback push play, which was Jalen Hurts’ second dashing landing of the day. The 1-yard run for the lead was arrange by Hurts’ 41-yard throw to DeVonta Smith.

The Chiefs had possibilities on their last 4 drives to both enhance their lead or take again the lead. Their last 4 drives ended with a fumble, a punt, a punt and on downs.

With 13:15 left, Kansas City had a first-and-10 at the Philadelphia 14 when Patrick Mahomes accomplished a 5-yard go to Travis Kelce. But Bradley Roby punched out the ball, and Nicholas Morrow recovered.

On their subsequent drive, the Chiefs reached the Philadelphia 39 earlier than Watson dropped a completely positioned go on third-and-four and Andy Reid surprisingly determined to punt. Tommy Townsend’s punt went into the finish zone for a internet of 19 yards.

After the Eagles drove 80 yards for his or her first lead, the Chiefs gained solely 3 yards on three performs and punted.

The Chiefs’ last drive started at their very own 9 with 2:49 left. Kansas City transformed a fourth-and-two on Mahomes’ 4-yard throw to Kelce. On the subsequent play, Mahomes hit Kelce for 13 yards, and the Chiefs acquired one other 15 yards on Fletcher Cox’s roughing penalty on Mahomes.

But then, two performs later, Marquez Valdes-Scantling dropped a 51-yard landing, and Mahomes was known as for grounding on the subsequent play. On fourth-and-24, Watson dropped one other go that will have given the Chiefs a first down.

And that was that.

The Chiefs lead the NFL with 26 drops this season.

It ruined a good evening for the Kansas City protection, which sacked Hurts 5 occasions in the first half and held the Eagles to solely 238 yards. Chris Jones and Trent McDuffie every had two sacks, and L’Jarius Sneed had an interception of Hurts.

The Chiefs gained 336 yards however couldn’t get out of their very own method.

Mahomes threw an interception in the crimson zone in the first half, with Kevin Byard selecting him, as the Chiefs went 2-for-4 in the crimson zone with solely 14 factors.

Mahomes went 24-of-43 for 177 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Isiah Pacheco ran for 89 yards on 19 carries.

Hurts was 14-of-22 for 150 yards and an interception. He ran for 29 yards and two touchdowns. Smith caught six passes for 99 yards.