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Dakota Soukup, Reporter

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Kansas City Chiefs

            The 2018-2019 National Football League season will be one to watch for Kansas City Chiefs fans. During the off season, the Chiefs traded quarterback Alex Smith, cornerback Marcus Peters and a few other players. Head coach Andy Reed is putting his trust in the new quarterback from Texas Tech, Patrick Mahomes.

 

“I know he’s excited to play,” said Reed. “He’s a pretty confident kid in his ability, and I think he just wants to get going and play the game.”

 

The Chiefs look to win the division for a third consecutive year and to get back to the post season. Reed and the Chiefs started their season against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chiefs put up 38 points against the strong defense of the Chargers and won the game, 38-28.

 

The following week, the Chiefs went to Pittsburg to play the Steelers at Heinz Field. Mahomes put up 449 yards of total offense and six touchdowns. The Chiefs’ defense made a stand and the Chiefs won 42-37.

 

Over the next three games, Mahomes had two or more passing touchdowns and the Chiefs scored 27 points or more in each game. The Chiefs scored a season high of 40 points against the New England Patriots last Sunday night.

 

The Chiefs started the season 5-0 for the second year straight, but the streak was snapped on Oct. 14. The Chiefs traveled to Gillette Stadium to play the New England Patriots. The Chiefs were down 24-9 after the first half of play. Mahomes didn’t look like his normal self, throwing two interceptions in the first half. When the Chiefs came out of the locker room after halftime, they played much differently. They scored 17 points in the third quarter to bring the lead to just one point. The fourth quarter looked to be a close one. It went back and forth; the Chiefs were down by seven with just over three minutes left in the game. Mahomes and the Chiefs got the ball and only needed one play to get those six points. Mahomes connected with wide receiver Tyreek Hill for a 75-yard touchdown. With just three seconds left in the game, the Patriots kicked a 28-yard field goal to win the game 43-40 and end the Chiefs undefeated season.

 

With the loss to the Patriots, the Chiefs are 5-1 and still on top of their division. Next week, the Chiefs will back in Kansas City for their third home game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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