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Chiefs dominate second half to win at Washington

Chiefs dominate second half to win at Washington

Patrick Mahomes passed for 397 yards and two touchdowns Sunday and the Kansas City Chiefs overcame three turnovers to topple the Washington Football Team 31-13 at Landover, Md.

Mahomes bounced back from two second-quarter interceptions, completing 32 of 47 passes. The Kansas City (3-3) defense, ranked 31st coming in, held Washington (2-4) scoreless in the second half.

All three of the takeaways by Washington came in the second quarter, but the Chiefs rallied from a 13-10 halftime deficit by converting 8 of 10 third downs in the second half and scoring 21 unanswered points.

Tyreek Hill snagged nine receptions and Travis Kelce added eight while providing 76 and 99 yards receiving, respectively, as the Chiefs' offense rolled to 499 total yards.

Hill caught a 2-yard touchdown dart and Darrel Williams scored on a 3-yard rush to give the Chiefs a 24-13 margin with 14:02 remaining. Making his first NFL start, Williams provided 62 yards on 21 carries subbing for the injured Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Mahomes capped the second-half flurry by connecting with Demarcus Robinson for a 24-yard touchdown with 3:14 remaining.

Taylor Heinicke completed 24 of 39 passes for 182 yards but Washington gained little offensive rhythm, recording just 76 second-half yards. It committed two turnovers.

J.D. McKissic led Washington with 110 yards from scrimmage, rushing eight times for 45 yards and catching eight passes for 65.

Interceptions by Kendall Fuller and Bobby McCain and a fumble recovery by Kamren Curl enabled Washington to turn over Kansas City three times in the second quarter.

A fumble by Mecole Hardman was converted into a touchdown and a 13-10 Washington lead at halftime. Ricky Seals-Jones slipped behind the Kansas City secondary and caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Heinicke with 1:18 remaining.

Both of Mahomes' first-half interceptions came in the red zone after the Chiefs reached the Washington 9 and 20. The first pick came after a drop by Hill and the second after Mahomes threw wildly to avoid a sack.

Kansas City's only touchdown of the first half came on its first possession, a 10-play, 95-yard march capped by Williams' 2-yard run.

WFT's Terry McLaurin, Antonio Gibson active vs. Chiefs

WFT's Terry McLaurin, Antonio Gibson active vs. Chiefs

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin and running back Antonio Gibson are active for Sunday's game against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs.

McLaurin's availability was in question after he sat out Friday's practice with a hamstring injury. He leads the team in catches (29), receiving yards (400) and receiving touchdowns (three) this season.

Gibson, who was listed as questionable due to a calf injury, has rushed 79 times for 313 yards and three touchdowns for Washington (2-3).

While McLaurin and Gibson are set to play on Sunday, wide receivers Curtis Samuel (ankle) and Cam Sims (hamstring), offensive lineman Brandon Scherff (knee) and Sam Cosmi (ankle), tight end Jace Sternberger and cornerback Corn Elder were ruled as inactive for the contest.

Guard Wes Schweitzer and tackle Cornelius Lucas are expected to draw the start on the right side of the line for Washington.

Defensive end Chris Jones, cornerback Charvarius Ward, tight end Blake Bell and offensive linemen Austin Blythe, Prince Tega Wanogho and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif have been ruled inactive for the Chiefs (2-3).

Last-place Chiefs wary of turnover woes at Washington

Last-place Chiefs wary of turnover woes at Washington

The Kansas City Chiefs are looking nothing like the top team in the AFC, a distinction they enjoyed winning conference titles each of the last two seasons.

One lethal combination the Chiefs are facing is an offense that committed turnovers on the highest percentage of possessions and a defense allowing scores on the highest percentage of opponents' possessions.

The result is Kansas City (2-3) occupies last place in the AFC West entering a matchup Sunday against the Washington Football Team (2-3).

"The production is there. It's the turnovers that we've got to take care of," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.

That much is true about the offense. If Kansas City can execute in the efficient fashion exhibited the previous three seasons behind Patrick Mahomes, it can shred virtually any defense.

"We're moving the ball down the field at a high rate," Mahomes said. "Once you have turnovers happen it kind of ruins everything. It takes that great offense and just knocks it down to an average one."

The Chiefs are tied with Jacksonville for a league-worst 11 giveaways, including Mahomes' six interceptions. Only the Jaguars have a worse turnover differential than the Chiefs (minus-7).

Sloppy play has raised questions about whether Mahomes and the offense are pressing to score points because the defense allows 7.1 yards per play and 32.6 points per game, marks that rank last in the league.

"Not at all," Mahomes said. "We try to score every time we touch the football. That's the precedent before I even started here. That's my mindset going into every single game ... It has nothing to do with what's happening on the other side of the ball."

Without elaborating on any of the Chiefs' weapons, or even their shortcomings, Washington coach Ron Rivera expressed confidence in his team's competitiveness.

"If we play to our abilities, we have a chance to win," Rivera said.

Still, Rivera watches game film just like any other coach, and he has noticed as defenses attempt to prevent big plays by forcing the Chiefs to use their run game and force Mahomes to throw underneath coverage.

"You see some of these things that you can take advantage of and that you can use," Rivera said. "That's one of the things that happens is (defenses) do catch up. I do know their still explosive. They live and die with plays downfield and we've got to keep that in front of us."

Washington pins its hopes on offensive performers who do not generate the same buzz as the prolific playmakers driving the Chiefs' offense.

Taylor Heinicke has passed for eight touchdowns, half of Mahomes' output. Running back Antonio Gibson averages 62.6 yards per game. Wide receiver Terry McLaurin has caught six TDs. Meanwhile, Washington's defense ranks 27th in yards per game (407.8) and 31st in scoring (31.0 points).

Injuries have riddled the offense in Washington. Offensive tackle Sam Cosmi (ankle), injured in Sunday's loss to New Orleans, and guard Brandon Scherff (knee) are slowed along the Washington offensive line. Gibson (shin) did not practice Wednesday, while injuries continue to impact the team's wideouts.

The Chiefs placed running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) on injured reserve and activated Derrick Gore. Joe Thuney (broken hand) and Tyreek Hill (quad) are coping with injuries suffered in last Sunday's loss to Buffalo, while Chris Jones (wrist) is improving, Reid said. Jones missed last week's loss to the Bills.

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (knee) sits out practice

Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill (knee) sits out practice

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill did not participate in practice on Wednesday, three days removed from sustaining a knee injury during a loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid announced Monday that Hill "hurt his knee a little bit" in Sunday night's 38-20 setback to the Bills in Kansas City.

A five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro, Hill leads the team in catches (37) and receiving yards (516). Hill, 27, is tied with tight end Travis Kelce for the team lead with four touchdown receptions.

Mecole Hardman, who has 22 catches for 199 yards and one touchdown, likely would see additional snaps should Hill miss playing time. The Chiefs (2-3) visit the Washington Football Team (2-3) on Sunday.

Reid also said linebacker Anthony Hitchens (knee), defensive end Chris Jones (wrist) and left guard Joe Thuney (hand) would not practice on Wednesday.

Chiefs put RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) on IR

Chiefs put RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (knee) on IR

The Kansas City Chiefs put running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire on injured reserve Tuesday with a sprained MCL in his knee.

The move was expected for Edwards-Helaire, who likely will be sidelined for a few weeks. He'll have to miss at least three games by virtue of the move.

Edwards-Helaire exited Sunday night's 38-20 home loss to the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter after being tackled at the end of an 11-yard reception.

Teammates helped him off the field and he was taken to the locker room, where he was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game.

Edwards-Helaire, 22, finished the game with seven carries for 13 yards and the one reception. In five starts this year, he has rushed for 304 yards and no touchdowns and has eight receptions for 61 yards and two scores.

A first-round pick in 2020 out of LSU, Edwards-Helaire gained 1,100 yards from scrimmage (803 rushing, 297 receiving) and scored five TDs (four rushing, one receiving) in 13 games as a rookie.

Darrel Williams would be in line for more carries on Sunday when the Chiefs (2-3) visit the Washington Football Team (2-3).

Report: Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has MCL sprain

Report: Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has MCL sprain

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire will be sidelined for a few weeks with an MCL sprain, NFL Network reported Monday.

He exited Sunday night's 38-20 home loss to the Buffalo Bills in the third quarter after being tackled at the end of an 11-yard reception, with his leg bending awkwardly.

Teammates helped him off the field and he was taken to the locker room, where he was quickly ruled out for the rest of the game.

Edwards-Helaire, 22, finished the game with seven carries for 13 yards and the one reception. In five starts this year, he has rushed for 304 yards and no touchdowns and has eight receptions for 61 yards and two scores.

A first-round pick in 2020 out of LSU, Edwards-Helaire gained 1,100 yards from scrimmage and scored five TDs in 13 games as a rookie.

Darrel Williams would be in line for more carries next Sunday when the Chiefs (2-3) visit the Washington Football Team (2-3).

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire exits game with apparent knee injury

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire exits game with apparent knee injury

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire left in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

Edwards-Helaire, a former first-round draft pick out of LSU, suffered the injury on an 11-yard gain, three plays before the Bills' Micah Hyde scored on a 25-yard interception return to give Buffalo a 31-13 lead.

Edwards-Helaire left with 13 yards on seven carries after logging 100-yard rushing performances in the two previous games.

Bills defense shuts down Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs

Bills defense shuts down Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs

Josh Allen passed for 315 yards and added 59 yards rushing Sunday as the Buffalo Bills' top-ranked defense stuffed Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs 38-20 in soggy Kansas City, Mo.

The victory avenged the Bills' 38-24 loss to the Chiefs in last year's AFC championship game and kept Buffalo (4-1) in charge of the AFC East. Kansas City (2-3) lost its second straight at home and fell into last place in the AFC West.

A line of thunderstorms prompted a 62-minute delay at halftime. Rain persisted in the second half.

Allen connected on 15 of 26 passes, averaging 12.1 yards per attempt while engineering the Bills to an 8.1-yard average per snap. Dawson Knox caught three passes for 117 yards, with one touchdown, while Emmanuel Sanders had two TD grabs, including an 8-yarder for a 38-20 margin with 5:51 remaining.

Buffalo's sticky defense provided a TD off a 26-yard interception return by Micah Hyde for a 31-13 third-quarter lead. Greg Rousseau also snagged a pick as the Bills rattled Mahomes, who passed for 272 yards and rushed for 61 but also lost a fumbled snap while going 33 of 54.

The Bills overcame 10 penalties for 103 yards.

Allen carried for a 9-yard touchdown and connected with Sanders and Knox for scores of 35 and 53 yards, respectively, as Buffalo gained early control and led 24-13 at halftime.

The TD bomb to Knox, who slipped wide open behind Chiefs defender Dan Sorensen, came with 1:16 left, two plays after Mahomes and Kansas City failed to convert a fourth down on the Bills' 32.

The Bills averaged 12 yards per snap in the half, with Allen passing for 219 yards and rushing for 41.

Allen drove the Bills into Kansas City territory on each of their five first-half drives. The 24 first-half plays the Bills executed generated 10 first downs and three touchdowns.

The Chiefs' only TD of the half came on a 5-yard strike from Mahomes to Byron Pringle five minutes into the second quarter. A 17-play drive to begin the game netted only a field goal by Harrison Butker, who added a 54-yard boot with two seconds left in the first half.

Chiefs LB Willie Gay focusing on mental health

Chiefs LB Willie Gay focusing on mental health

On the same day Willie Gay missed practice for personal reasons, the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker indicated he is struggling with his mental health.

"I love you all just know my mental health is F'd up," he posted Friday on Twitter.

Gay, 23, returned to practice earlier this week after spending the first four weeks of the season on injured reserve with turf toe.

A second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, he started eight of his 16 games as a rookie last season and contributed 39 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble for the AFC champions. He missed the playoffs and Super Bowl LV with ankle and knee injuries.

Kansas City (2-2) hosts the Buffalo Bills (3-1) in an AFC Championship Game rematch on Sunday night.

Josh Gordon joins Chiefs ahead of AFC title rematch with Bills

Josh Gordon joins Chiefs ahead of AFC title rematch with Bills

The latest buzz enveloping the Kansas City Chiefs unsurprisingly centers on another piece for their potent offense.

With newly acquired Josh Gordon elevated to the active roster, Kansas City (2-2) could have another gifted receiver to unleash Sunday when it hosts the Buffalo Bills (3-1) in a rematch of last year's AFC championship game.

Gordon, an All-Pro in 2013 with Cleveland, has not played since 2019 and has served six suspensions imposed by the NFL during his checkered career. Apparently, though, Gordon looks fit and ready.

"The talent, you can just see, how fast he is, how big he is, the way he gets in and out of cuts," Patrick Mahomes said. "I've been able to throw to him off to the side a little bit. We'll try to bring him up to speed as quickly as possible and utilize his skill set."

Chiefs coach Andy Reid did not commit Wednesday to actually playing Gordon this week, electing instead to "see how it goes."

Mahomes leads the NFL with 14 passing touchdowns and Gordon could provide another target alongside Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Yet the attack is far from one-dimensional. Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 100 yards in each of the last two games.

The Chiefs, however, have been uncharacteristically careless with the football, committing seven turnovers, including four interceptions by Mahomes.

"It's something I have to build on, not throwing interceptions in the middle of the field," Mahomes said. "I have that aggressive nature where I want to make things happen and get a first down, but sometimes you have to just punt."

Short fields only make things worse for the Chiefs defense, which is allowing 6.9 yards per play to rank last in the NFL. In contrast, the Bills rank first, allowing 4.0 yards per play, with a league-best 11 takeaways.

The teams are tied for second in scoring with 33.5-point averages. The Chiefs, however, allow 31.3 points, while the Bills' stingy defense allows 11.0 after already securing two shutouts. The last NFL team to blank two opponents in the first four weeks was the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.

"They embrace whatever the game plan is with total confidence and leadership," said Bills coach Sean McDermott, "and it takes leadership to do that week to week."

McDermott did not cite the 38-24 loss in last year's AFC Championship game, which Buffalo led 9-0 after the first quarter, as a motivator for this week's primetime rematch.

"They're an explosive offense in more ways than one, so we've got to have a good plan," McDermott said. "What happened in that (title) game does not affect this game. These are two separate games, two separate teams."

Quarterback Josh Allen said immediately after missing out on the Super Bowl that he would use the hurt and pain as fuel to improve. Allen, however, also downplayed the motivational theme.

"Everybody wants to make a big deal about the AFC Championship rematch and I get that's what it is," Allen said. "They have the gold standard of what you want to be as an AFC team. Until somebody knocks them off in the playoffs that won't change, but again, this is Week 5."

Buffalo running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring), linebacker Matt Milano (hamstring) and defensive end Greg Rousseau (toe) did not practice at the beginning of workouts leading into the Kansas City game.

Defensive end Chris Jones continues to deal with a wrist injury and did not practice leading into the Chiefs' preparations for the Bills. DE Frank Clark, cornerbacks Charvarius Ward and Rashad Fenton and linebacker Willie Gay Jr. all practiced. Gay has been out since the preseason with a toe injury.

Reports: Chiefs elevate WR Josh Gordon to active roster

Reports: Chiefs elevate WR Josh Gordon to active roster

The Kansas City Chiefs are promoting wide receiver Josh Gordon to the 53-man active roster, multiple media outlets reported on Tuesday.

The Chiefs have yet to announce the move as of early Tuesday afternoon. A promotion for Gordon, however, would put him in line to make his season debut on Sunday night when the Chiefs (2-2) host the Buffalo Bills (3-1).

Gordon, 30, signed with the Chiefs late last month, shortly after the NFL reinstated him from an indefinite suspension he received in December 2019. Gordon was suspended for substance abuse and performance-enhancing substance violations.

A subsequent reinstatement in December 2020 lasted only a month -- with no on-field appearances -- and was rescinded in January 2021.

Gordon entered the league in the 2012 supplemental draft, selected in the second round -- No. 1 overall -- by the Browns. He played in Cleveland until 2018 -- he missed 2015-16 due to suspension -- then played parts of 2018-19 with the New England Patriots before moving on to Seattle.

Gordon has 247 career receptions for 4,252 yards with 20 touchdowns in 63 games (56 starts).

Patrick Mahomes fires five TDs as Chiefs handle Eagles

Patrick Mahomes fires five TDs as Chiefs handle Eagles

Patrick Mahomes threw five touchdown passes and Kansas City defeated the host Philadelphia Eagles 42-30 on Sunday for Andy Reid's 100th victory as head coach of the Chiefs.

Reid is the first coach in NFL history to win at least 100 games for two different teams (Eagles). He is 93-39 in the regular season and 7-6 in the postseason since taking over in Kansas City in 2013.

The Chiefs (2-2) had not won a game by more than six points since Week 8 of last season (35-9 over the New York Jets).

Mahomes completed 24 of 30 passes for 278 yards with one interception. Tyreek Hill had 11 catches for 186 yards and three scores and Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 102 yards and caught a TD pass.

Jalen Hurts was 32-of-48 passing for 387 yards and two touchdowns for the Eagles (1-3), who lost their third straight game.

The Eagles took the opening kickoff and zoomed down the field but stalled at the 11-yard line and settled for a 29-yard Jake Elliott field goal.

The Chiefs responded with an eight-play, 77-yard touchdown drive. Mahomes threw a 1-yard underhand pass to Edwards-Helaire for the score, set up by a 36-yard pass from Mahomes to Hill. Originally ruled a touchdown, the ball was placed inside the 1.

The Eagles used an up-tempo drive to retake the lead, including converting on fourth-and-2 from the Kansas City 20. Hurts hit Dallas Goedert for a 3-yard touchdown. Mahomes found Hill for a 6-yard touchdown on the next drive to help the Chiefs regain the lead.

Hurts had an interception overturned by review on the next drive, and the Eagles converted with another Elliott field goal to get within 14-13.

Once again, the Chiefs responded with a score. On second-and-goal, Mahomes and Travis Kelce appeared to on different pages as the ball was snapped, but Mahomes side-armed the ball to Jody Fortson for a 2-yard touchdown. Mahomes had three first-half touchdowns, but only one was thrown overhand.

Mahomes tossed his fourth interception of the season in the third quarter and the Eagles converted it to another field goal. The Chiefs followed with an 11-play drive that covered 75 yards. Darrel Williams punched it in from the 1.

Kenneth Gainwell's 7-yard touchdown run brought the Eagles to within 28-23 with 12:42 left in regulation.

But the Chiefs used 5:58 of the clock to extend the lead to 35-23 on a Mahomes-to-Hill 12-yard touchdown.

Mahomes then found Hill for 44 yards for Kansas City's final score.

Chiefs DE Frank Clark, CB Charvarius Ward out Sunday

Chiefs DE Frank Clark, CB Charvarius Ward out Sunday

The Kansas City Chiefs ruled out defensive end Frank Clark and cornerback Charvarius Ward for Sunday's game in Philadelphia.

Clark (hamstring) and Ward (quad) will both miss their second consecutive contest when the Chiefs (1-2) visit the Eagles (1-2).

Clark, who also sat out the season opener, played 53 snaps and recorded two tackles (one for a loss) in the Week 2 loss at Baltimore.

A Pro Bowl selection in each of the last two seasons, the 28-year-old Clark has 49 sacks and 11 forced fumbles in 92 games (60 starts) with the Seattle Seahawks (2015-18) and Chiefs.

Ward, 25, started the season's first two games and collected eight tackles. He has 163 tackles and two interceptions in 45 games (33 starts) since 2018, all with Kansas City.

Eagles T Jordan Mailata (knee) out, S Rodney McLeod (ACL) to play vs. Chiefs

Eagles T Jordan Mailata (knee) out, S Rodney McLeod (ACL) to play vs. Chiefs

For the second consecutive week, Philadelphia Eagles starting left tackle Jordan Mailata has been declared out, forcing him to miss Sunday's home game against the Kansas City Chiefs while recovering from a sprained MCL.

The hulking Mailata, listed as 6-foot-8 and 365 pounds, suffered the injury during practice last Thursday and missed the Eagles' defeat at the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night.

Just as he did against the Cowboys, former first-round pick Andre Dillard will get the start for Mailata Sunday. Philadelphia head coach Nick Siranni publicly complimented Dillard this week for his performance, despite the Eagles' 41-21 loss.

The Eagles received some good injury news Friday as veteran safety Rodney McLeod, who has not yet played this season while recovering from a torn ACL in Week 14 last season against New Orleans, was a full go at practice for the third straight day and is expected to play Sunday.

The team is extremely thin at safety with an injury to K'Von Wallace (separated shoulder), who was placed on injured reserve this week. Other than McLeod, Anthony Harris and Marcus Epps are the only other healthy safeties on the roster.

For the Chiefs, defensive end Frank Clark (hamstring) was limited in practice Friday and was tabbed as questionable. Cornerback Charvarius Ward (quad) was also ruled as questionable for this weekend, while fellow corner Rashad Fenton (concussion) sat out practice again and will be sidelined against the Eagles.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid returns to Philly for first time in 8 years

Chiefs HC Andy Reid returns to Philly for first time in 8 years

The spotlight was already going to be on Kansas City coach Andy Reid this Sunday with his Chiefs visiting his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

The wattage level cranked even higher when Reid spent the night in a hospital being treated for dehydration after last Sunday's home loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Reid, 63, returned to work Tuesday and expects to be on the sideline when his Chiefs (1-2) face the penalty-prone Eagles (1-2).

Reid is the winningest coach in Eagles history. He compiled a 130-93-1 record from 1999-2012 with six NFC East titles, five NFC Championship Game appearances and a trip to Super Bowl XXXIX.

He heads to Lincoln Financial Field for the first time since Sept. 19, 2013, when he led the Chiefs to a 26-16 victory in just his third game with Kansas City.

"I'm feeling great first of all," Reid said Wednesday. "It's good to be back and just getting on with business as usual here."

The Chiefs kept quarterback Patrick Mahomes and other key players updated on Reid's condition to help minimize the distraction.

"They told me the scenario and what was going on and it wasn't a crazy situation," Mahomes said. "It was something they had under control, and they handled it. Then your emotions can kind of settle a little bit."

Penalties have been the most unsettling problem for Philadelphia through first-year coach Nick Sirianni's first three games. With a league-high 35 flags so far (for 232 yards), the Eagles are on pace for 198 penalties. That would shatter the NFL single-season record of 163 set by the then-Oakland Raiders in 16 games in 2011.

The Eagles were whistled 13 times for 86 yards in Monday night's 41-21 road loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

"We've got to get that fixed," Sirianni said. "The ones that you don't like and the ones that are most troublesome are the pre-snap penalties. We've got to take care of that. That's just us being disciplined and we've got to go back to work and get better at that because that's obviously unacceptable and we're all in this together. It starts with me and it's unacceptable on my part. We got too many penalties."

Philadelphia has eight more penalties than any other NFL team, and five times as many as the Los Angeles Rams.

Giving free plays to Mahomes and the high-powered Chiefs is a recipe for disaster.

Mahomes is the only quarterback in the NFL this season with three or more touchdown passes in each of the first three games. Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 100 yards and caught a TD pass against the Chargers, while Travis Kelce posted his second consecutive 100-yard game.

Kelce will be playing opposite his older brother, Eagles center Jason Kelce, for just the second time on Sunday. The tight end caught eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown in a 27-20 win in Kansas City on Sept. 17, 2017.

Cornerback Rashad Fenton (concussion) was the only player who didn't practice Wednesday for the Chiefs. Tackle Orlando Brown (groin), cornerback Charvarius Ward (quad), and defensive ends Frank Clark (hamstring) and Chris Jones (wrist) were limited.

The Eagles placed left guard Isaac Seumalo (foot) and safety K'Von Wallace (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday. Seumalo is out for the season with a Lisfranc injury that requires surgery. Jordan Mailata (knee) did not practice Wednesday and fellow tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) was limited, as were safety Marcus Epps (shoulder) and guard Landon Dickerson (hip). Safety Rodney McLeod was a full participant for the first time this season, nine months after tearing his ACL.

Adding WR Josh Gordon gets Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes giddy

Adding WR Josh Gordon gets Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes giddy

Beyond admitted baggage and possible rust, here is what quarterback Patrick Mahomes knows about his newest wide receiver: Josh Gordon brings All-Pro credentials to the Kansas City Chiefs.

"Everywhere he's been, he's kind of dominated,'' Mahomes said Wednesday, prior to his first practice with the former Browns, Patriots and Seahawks wide receiver. "He can make plays in one-on-one coverage. He's a big receiver. Even if he's covered, he's not covered. You can kind of throw it up there and he can make plays.''

And, in Mahomes' words from a few weeks ago talking about Tyreek Hill, "sometimes it be like that." Gordon was an All-Pro in 2013, leading the NFL in receiving yards with the Cleveland Browns.

Years removed from his most dominant and productive seasons, Gordon could eventually help Mahomes and Co. He's joining the practice squad, not the 53-man roster, and will be given extra time to re-acclimate to an NFL locker room, system and lifestyle. Head coach Andy Reid plans to be intentionally patient with Gordon, 30, who is back in the NFL for the first time since 2019.

"It's going to take awhile," said Reid, adding he doubted Gordon would be on the roster this week. "We'll just see how it goes over the next week or two."

Gordon has the size and speed to make an impact if all other variables fall into place.

The Chiefs are in need of a wide receiver to draw attention from the All-Pro Hill, who has 70 yards on eight receptions in the past two games.

"I'm sure they'll incorporate him with a couple roles in the offense as the season goes on, as we get him up to speed, and we'll see where that takes us," Mahomes said. "He'll have his role. He's a great football player, but in this offense everybody gets a chance to make plays.''

In December 2019, Gordon was given an indefinite suspension for substance abuse and performance-enhancing substance violations.

It marked Gordon's sixth suspension since the 2013 season. A subsequent reinstatement in December 2020 lasted only a month -- with no on-field appearances -- and was rescinded in January 2021.

ESPN's report said Gordon had a setback in his recovery.

Gordon entered the league in the 2012 supplemental draft, selected in the second round by the Browns. He played in Cleveland until 2018 -- he missed 2015-16 due to suspension -- then played parts of 2018-19 with the New England Patriots before moving on to Seattle.

Gordon has 247 career receptions for 4,252 yards with 20 touchdowns in 63 games (56 starts).

Rams' Super Bowl odds closing on Chiefs, Bucs

Rams' Super Bowl odds closing on Chiefs, Bucs

The Los Angeles Rams continue to close the gap on the Super Bowl favorites with their 3-0 start to the regular season.

The Rams opened at +2000 at BetMGM but are now being offered at +850 after handing defending champion Tampa Bay its first loss of the season in Week 3. The Bucs are co-favorites at +600 along with Kansas City.

Despite their 1-2 start, the Chiefs remain the second most heavily-backed team at BetMGM, with 9.0 percent of the total bets and 10.0 percent of the handle since the Super Bowl market opened. The Bucs lead with 12.3 and 16.8 percent, respectively.

The Rams also have the third-shortest title odds at PointsBet at +800, behind the Chiefs (+600) and Bucs (+650). Los Angeles moved from +1100 on Sunday before knocking Tampa Bay from the ranks of the unbeaten.

The Buffalo Bills are next at +900 at both sportsbooks, with their odds shortening from +100 at PointsBet before their Week 3 game.

The Rams have now been backed by 8.0 percent of the bets and 8.2 percent of the handle at BetMGM, while the Bills have been supported by 7.9 and 6.8 percent.

Team (Current Odds) | Opening Odds | Ticket% | Handle%

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (600) | 1200 | 12.3% | 16.8%

Kansas City Chiefs (600) | 600 | 9.0% | 10.0%

Los Angeles Rams (800) | 2000 | 8.0% | 8.2%

Buffalo Bills (900) | 1200 | 7.9% | 6.8%

Green Bay Packers (1400) | 900 | 6.1% | 6.3%

Arizona Cardinals (2500) | 4000 | 5.7% | 5.9%

Tennessee Titans (2500) | 2500 | 5.4% | 5.0%

Denver Broncos (3000) | 6500 | 4.4% | 4.4%

Cleveland Browns (1400) | 2500 | 4.3% | 4.7%

Dallas Cowboys (2500) | 2500 | 3.3% | 2.9%

San Francisco 49ers (1400) | 1400 | 3.2% | 3.1%

Pittsburgh Steelers (6600) | 3000 | 3.2% | 3.0%

Baltimore Ravens (1600) | 1200 | 2.6% | 2.0%

Seattle Seahawks (3000) | 1800 | 2.5% | 1.9%

Detroit Lions (100000) | 8000 | 2.0% | 1.1%

Las Vegas Raiders (3000) | 5000 | 1.9% | 1.5%

Philadelphia Eagles (8000) | 5000 | 1.9% | 1.6%

Indianapolis Colts (8000) | 2500 | 1.8% | 1.8%

Washington Football Team (10000) | 6500 | 1.7% | 1.7%

New England Patriots (6600) | 3000 | 1.5% | 1.7%

Los Angeles Chargers (1800) | 3000 | 1.4% | 1.2%

New Orleans Saints (3000) | 1800 | 1.3% | 1.2%

Minnesota Vikings (5000) | 3000 | 1.2% | 1.4%

New York Giants (30000) | 6500 | 1.1% | 1.3%

Miami Dolphins (10000) | 2500 | 1.1% | 1.2%

Chicago Bears (15000) | 5000 | 1.0% | 0.8%

Houston Texans (100000) | 8000 | 0.8% | 0.4%

Jacksonville Jaguars (100000) | 10000 | 0.8% | 0.5%

Carolina Panthers (5000) | 6500 | 0.7% | 0.3%

Cincinnati Bengals (15000) | 8000 | 0.6% | 0.5%

Atlanta Falcons (15000) | 6500 | 0.6% | 0.4%

New York Jets (100000) | 8000 | 0.6% | 0.3%

Going in the opposite direction this week were the Chicago Bears (1-2), who are +15000 at PointsBet after entering Sunday at +7500. New England lengthened from +3000 in also falling to 1-2.

Indianapolis, a co-favorite to win the AFC South entering the season, dropped from +6000 before the Colts' loss to Tennessee on Sunday. The Titans' odds have shortened from +3000 before knocking off the Colts to take early control of the division.

Tennessee is now the -400 favorite at PointsBet to win the AFC South, ahead of the Colts at +325, the Houston Texans at +3000 and the Jacksonville Jaguars at +3300.

Chiefs hope to shore up defensive vulnerabilities vs. Chargers

Chiefs hope to shore up defensive vulnerabilities vs. Chargers

It's easy to point at the late fumble, or the bad interception thrown by none other than Patrick Mahomes as primary reasons for the Kansas City Chiefs' first defeat last week.

But the most telling deficiency for the two-time defending AFC champions has been the rush defense, which the Chiefs (1-1) sorely need to improve heading into Sunday's home game against the Los Angeles Chargers (1-1).

The Chiefs rank last in the NFL stopping the run, allowing 404 yards and seven rushing touchdowns in the two games. That issue puts an even greater premium on Mahomes and the offense to play error-free and outscore opponents.

"We're not where we want to be yet, still fairly new, all of us playing together," said defensive tackle Jarran Reed. "We've got a long way to go," "I'm pretty sure we'll be there. We're going to get better as we go. We're not going to hold our heads down."

A couple of key defenders, Frank Clark (hamstring) and Derrick Nnadi (hip), have played with nagging injuries, and now Chris Jones, who has dealt with the transition to defensive end, is nursing a wrist injury. Anthony Hitchens (fatty tissue) underwent surgery that is not expected to keep him out, while another linebacker, Willie Gay (toe) has been on injured reserve and cannot step in until Week 4.

A combination of turnovers and defensive breakdowns contributed to Kansas City surrendering an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter. Their comeback hopes in that loss at Baltimore were dashed by a fumble by Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

Suddenly, the Chiefs find themselves a game out of first place in the AFC West, a division they've captured each of the last five seasons while going 36-12 against division rivals since Andy Reid's arrival as coach in 2013.

"I have full trust in the defense," Mahomes said. "I'm sure as they continue to get better, we'll continue to get better as an offense, and hopefully we can peak at the right time of the season and we can make another run at it."

Mahomes leads the AFC with a 131.4 rating while throwing for 680 yards and six touchdowns. The Chargers counter with Justin Herbert, who already has tied Mahomes and Dan Marino for most 300-yard performances in a quarterback's first two seasons with 10.

Tops among Herbert's targets is Keenan Allen, the only receiver in the AFC to post 100-plus yards in receiving each of the first two weeks. Austin Ekeler is always a threat against the Chiefs, averaging 109.2 yards from scrimmage in the last five meetings.

Herbert, however, has three interceptions to offset just two passing touchdowns. The Chargers scored only 37 points in their first two games, despite punting just twice, and are coming off a 20-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

"We need to put up more points, especially in the red zone and that's something we haven't executed," Herbert said. "We're moving the ball really well, and if you take away the penalties from the last game, we're among the top offenses in the NFL."

Oh, but those 12 flags against Dallas resulted in mark-offs totaling 99 yards.

"It's the little things that go into playing with clean execution," said first-year coach Brandon Staley. "It's hurt us defensively, giving up 20 points after penalties and then offensively by our count, 150 yards of offense and two touchdowns. That's certainly not where we want to be."

Defenders Justin Jones (calf) and Chris Harris (shoulder) are questionable for the Chargers.

Tom Brady throws way toward top of MVP race

Tom Brady throws way toward top of MVP race

It only took one monster week for Tom Brady to insert his name back into the thick of the NFL MVP race.

Brady saw the gap between himself and Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes lengthen after the three-time MVP threw four touchdowns against a pair of interceptions in Tampa Bay's Week 1 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

After following that up with five touchdowns without a pick in Sunday's win over Atlanta, Brady now has 655 passing yards and nine touchdowns through two games.

The Buccaneers' quarterback is now being offered at +550 at PointsBet, just behind Mahomes at +500. Brady was being offered at +1200 after Week 1 while Mahomes' odds have lengthened a bit from +400.

The next-shortest odds at PointsBet belong to Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray (+750 from +1000). However, Murray is the current +550 favorite at BetMGM, followed by Mahomes (+600) and Brady (+700).

Matthew Stafford has the fourth-shortest odds at both sportsbooks: +1000 along with Seattle's Russell Wilson at PointsBet and +1100 at BetMGM. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers saw his odds improve to +1200 and +1300, respectively, following Monday night's convincing win over Detroit.

Las Vegas' 2-0 start has also resulted in Derek Carr's MVP odds being slashed to +2000 at both sportsbooks.

Going the opposite direction after a lopsided loss to Carolina is New Orleans' Jameis Winston, whose odds doubled from +2000 to +4000 at PointsBet while lengthening further to +5000 at BetMGM.

The top non-quarterback remains Tennessee running back Derrick Henry, who is being offered at +5000 at BetMGM and +10000 at PointsBet.

Notable adjustments in other award winner futures at PointsBet include:

Defensive Player of the Year

--Nick Bosa (49ers) +1200 to +800

--Aaron Donald (Rams)/Myles Garrett (Browns) +600 to +700

Offensive Rookie of the Year

--Trevor Lawrence (Jaguars) +375 to +500

--Zach Wilson (Jets) +800 to +2000

--Mac Jones (Patriots) +250 to +190

--Kyle Pitts (Falcons) +1200 to +650

Ravens secure win over Chiefs after Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s late-game fumble

Ravens secure win over Chiefs after Clyde Edwards-Helaire’s late-game fumble

Odafe Oweh recovered a fumble with 1:20 remaining Sunday, allowing the Baltimore Ravens to stop the last possession by Kansas City and beat the Chiefs 36-35 at Baltimore.

The fumble by the Chiefs' Clyde Edwards-Helaire enabled Lamar Jackson to ice the upset with a fourth-down keeper, moving the chains and letting Baltimore run out the clock.

Jackson overcame two first-quarter interceptions, including one for a pick-six, to pass for 239 yards, rush for 107 and account for three touchdowns, rallying Baltimore from an 11-point deficit.

Although the Ravens played short-handed with 16 players already on injured reserve, Jackson willed his first victory in four matchups against Patrick Mahomes and the two-time defending AFC champion Chiefs.

Jackson scored on a 1-yard rush with 3:14 left, taking Baltimore on an 8-minute drive that took 14 plays, including five keepers by its quarterback. The Chiefs reached the 32 and seemed to be in good shape after the Ravens wasted two, time outs earlier in the half.

However, Kansas City turned it over on Edward-Helaire's miscue.

Ty'Son Williams added 77 yards on 13 carries, while Marquise Brown led the Ravens' receivers with six grabs for 113 yards.

Mahomes completed passes to nine receivers, passing for 343 yards and three touchdowns, but threw the first September interception of his career. Kelce caught seven balls for 109 yards. His 46-yard touchdown with 6:50 left in the third quarter provided a 35-24 lead but the Chiefs did not score again.

Tyrann Mathieu raced 34 yards with a pick-six on Baltimore's third offensive snap and later in the first quarter intercepted Jackson in the end zone. Mahomes completed his first six attempts, the first five on a TD drive he capped with a 33-yard strike to Demarcus Robinson.

Mahomes went 4-for-4 on Kansas City's other first-half scoring drive, setting up a 2-yard TD burst by Darrel Williams with 51 seconds left and would settle for a 21-17 halftime margin.

The Ravens overcame the early pick-six with a touchdown Devin Duvernay scored after snagging an airborne fumble by Ty'Son Williams. They forged a 14-14 tie on a 5-yard carry by Latavius Murray before driving 50 yards in 48 seconds for a 43-yard field goal by Justin Tucker with 3 seconds left.

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