Only two other times did the Eagles get closer than the Chiefs' 19-yard line, one being the handoff to Blount that got negated by a holding call, while the other was a touchdown throw to Alshon Jeffery. Hunt also caught three passes for 28 yards to generally keep the offense on schedule in down and distance, and he picked up a couple blitzes. Rookie RB Kareem Hunt responded on the very next drive with a 53-yard TD run to give the Chiefs a 13-10 lead. The Eagles need more from the running game to be successful, though, as LeGarrette Blount finished with only 46 yards on 14 carries against Washington.
The Chief's win over New England saw quarterback Alex Smith throwing for 368 yards and four touchdowns while wide receiver Tyreek Hill caught seven passes running 133 yards making a touchdown.
Few people besides draft geeks and fans of the Southeastern Conference knew a lot about Jones when the Chiefs made him their second-round pick past year. Needless to say, he would be a highly sought-after commodity on the trade block should that come to fruition following the 2017 season.
Undrafted running back Chris Thompson for the National Football League team in Washington on Sunday: 3 carries for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns in the first half against the Rams. Wentz's passing numbers on those nine third downs: 1 for 7, 12 yards, one sack, one passing first down, and that ricochet interception, which came on a third and 12. Towns set the ball down in the end zone and used it as a pillow, resting his head on it to signal putting the victory to bed, or something like that.
"It's exciting", Hunt said. Its one thing if he is playing center and getting man- handled, I could accept that, but he is playing left guard, a pretty pivotal spot in the line considering it is part of Carson's blind side and that they run most of their run plays to that side. Pederson worked and coached through the alleged drama on his staff as he guided the Eagles to a 30-17 win over the Redskins, who had beaten the Birds in five straight games. Darren Sproles ran for 48 yards on ten carries.
With the Chiefs entertaining the underdog Eagles Sunday, Reid prepared himself for questions about Birds coach Doug Pederson, who, according to a report citing circumstantial evidence from anonymous sources, should be concerned about losing his job to defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. "I always think of where we could've capitalized", he said. We'll go back. We'll roll our sleeves up, and we'll get it corrected.
"He didn't give me too much time to gather myself", Jones said, "but it was a good interception".
For those of you campaigning for Isaac Seumalo to replace Jason Kelce as the starting center, you might want to put on the brakes just a little. Smith took a series of hits late in the first half, prompting a timeout for trainers to check his condition.
"All that stuff starts with those guys up front", Smith said of his offensive line. They don't mix it up a lot because what they do they're really good at. "They bring pressure even with just those four guys".
Kansas City did suffer a major loss when All-Pro safety Eric Berry suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and will likely miss the rest of the season. The Chiefs are working towards another AFC West title this year while the Eagles are out to overtake the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East title.
Before Sunday, Sproles hadn't lost a fumble since 2014 and had just 11 lost fumbles in his long career. Cairo Santos connected on 39-yard field goal.