Chiefs Stay Undefeated

Chiefs improve to 4-0 after Monday Night win.

Thomas Guccione, Web Editor

The Kansas City Chiefs stay undefeated after a hard fought 29-20 victory over the Washington Redskins.

The game started out poorly for the Chiefs as Washington jumped out to a 10-0 early. Washington was in control of the game up until a long drive from Kansas City led to a touchdown by Travis Kelce made it 10-7.

On the last drive of the half for the Chiefs, rookie kicker Harrison Butker had a chance to tie the score with a 46 yard field goal attempt. His first kick as an NFL kicker missed wide left, but he would have many chances to redeem himself.

The second half featured a back and forth offensive battle with big plays from both teams. Late in the fourth quarter, the Chiefs found themselves with a 20-17 lead, a defensive stop would win the game. The Redskins marched down the field and had a chance to win the game. An incompletion on third down lead to Washington kicking the game tying field goal with under a minute left to play.

Kansas City found themselves in field goal range after a long pass from Alex Smith to Albert Wilson. The rookie kicker redeemed his earlier mistake with a 42 yard field goal to win the game.

After a fumble returned for a touchdown on the last play on the game, final score was 29-20.

Alex Smith continued his career season, completing 27 passes for 293 yards and a touchdown. Travis Kelce returned to normal ways with 111 yards and touchdown. Kareem Hunt stayed hot with 101 yards off 21 carries. Hunt became just the fourth player to have 100+ yards in each of the first four games of their career.

Tough the Chiefs are the only undefeated team left, they are far from perfect. Kansas City’s offensive line showed many holes against to talented Redskins defense. In the secondary, the absence of Eric Berry allowed big plays to happen deep for Washington.

The Chiefs will face an exciting Houston Texans team with rookie Deshaun Watson next week. They will look to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2013 and just the third time in team history.