Chiefs news 9/17: Justin Watson waited two years to play that double move at Chargers

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Amendola The Difference In Chiefs Win Against Chargers | pistol firing

Ammendola’s first field goal with the franchise came with 14:58 remaining, a 19-yard effort that leveled the game at 17. He hit from 31 yards with 3:20 to play to make Casey’s lead 27-17 before the Chargers marched. Scored more runs down the field, making that last field goal the pseudo-game-winner.

Chiefs regular kicker, Harrison Butker, suffered an ankle injury in Kansas City’s season-opening win Arizona CardinalsPaved the way for Ammendola to sign and call into the practice squad.

It’s hard to say what Ammendola’s future prospects are ahead of Thursday’s game, as Butcker now has a long week to recuperate. But, Ammandola’s appearance and missing a kick certainly doesn’t hurt his chances of landing somewhere.

Patrick Mahomes: Spreading the ball around makes stopping the heads a difficult offense. PFT

Mahomes said after defeating the Chargers that the Chiefs expect to spread the ball around this year, keep the defense guessing, and commit the kind of offense that any defense is hard to prepare for.

“With tight ends, running backs, and amount of receivers, it’s going to be everything,” Mahomes said. “It’s going to be a lot of people catching the pass, it’s going to be running the football, it’s going to be throwing the football, it’s going to be a deep pass. It makes us a harder offense to stop. And when the defense goes the same way.” plays like they play today, so we’re going to win a lot of football games.”

Departure of wide receiver tyrek hill There was a major offseason story, but Mahomes didn’t miss Hill much over the course of two weeks: Mahomes completed 73 percent of his passes for 8.0 yards per pass, with seven touchdowns and no interceptions, and major 2. are -0.

Latest Injury Update on Chiefs Rookie CB Trent McDuffie | chiefs wire

McDuffie was Placed on injured reserve last week Following a hamstring injury in Week 1 win over the Arizona Cardinals. He must remain on the injured reserve list for at least four weeks before returning to practice and subsequently being named by the team to be active.

According to a recent report by NFL Network’s James Palmer, while the Chiefs expect the rookie to return as soon as possible, it could take closer to six weeks for McDuffie to recover from an injury. They are in a position to wait and see in terms of how they progress in their recovery.

At least, we know McDuffie will not play games against the Colts, Bux and Raiders, having already missed Thursday’s game with the Chargers. If he stays out for six weeks, he will also miss an important week 6 contest with the Bills and an important week 7 contest with the snares. 49ers, The Chiefs would then break into Week 8 for a bye week and McDuffie would likely be back in action for Week 9 against the Titans.

Kansas citizens, dignitaries pay respects during Lane Dawson’s funeral. KSHB 41

Chiefs Radio Network producer Dan Israel remembered Dawson on Friday.

Israel said, “If Lane Dawson’s life is judged by the people she had an influence on, then Lane Dawson’s life was truly legendary.”

Bobby Bell, Pro Football Hall of Famer and former teammate of Dawson on the Chiefs, described Dawson as “a great man and a great friend”.

“In 60 years, we turned from strangers to brothers,” Bell said. “He will be missed. I will join him, and we will play ball again later.”

Youth Movement of Chiefs in Defensive Secondary Paying Immediate Dividends | athletic

Kansas City, Mo. — one in Kansas City chiefs‘ A few months ago the goal was to take on their AFC West rivals. Their opponents had acquired the Star Giants on offense, so the Chiefs determined that they should rebuild their defense with a faster, more athletic youth.

The Chiefs expected a strategy that complemented the superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomeswill allow them to stay ahead of their rivals. Los Angeles ChargersPerhaps the top threat to end the Chiefs’ six-year rule at AFC West, the defensive end entered Arrowhead Stadium for Thursday’s primetime showdown with seasoned newcomers like Khalil McKaycornerback Jesse Jackson and linebacker Kyle Van NoyoThe trio got better support Justin Herbert, their superstar quarterback. Chiefs compete with rookie defenders, including defensive ends George Karloftislinebacker Singh Chenal and cornerbacks Jaylen Watson,

The first round – which could end as a trilogy between the two teams if they fought each other in January during the postseason – resulted in a 27–24 victory for the Chiefs, the biggest reason for the result being the defense’s encouraging. It was performance.

Thursday’s game concluded a lucrative five-day period for the Chiefs, as head coach Andy Reid and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, watching two wins from the sideline, felt the team’s defense was moving faster than anyone expected. has been The team’s desire in the off-season to build a younger, more dynamic defense is turning into a better unit on the field, allowing the Chiefs (2-0) to become more balanced. Super Bowl claimant

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos in attendance for Chiefs vs. Chargers ‘Thursday Night Football’ game | chiefs wire

“We talked about that route in the receiver room – I wanted that route,” Watson said. “Never want to see one of our receivers go down, but (I) just want to assure them that if they have to play off the field, I’ll come in and do my job.”

Why did Watson want that specific route and why was he talking about it in the receiver room? More than 700 days ago, Watson was a member of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, He played the Chargers in the fourth week. Watson was hit four times by Tom Brady and on an unfortunate play, he noticed the Chargers’ cornering tendency.

“Two years ago, I played the Chargers, and they were sitting on my out roots – sitting on my out roots,” Watson said. “In that game, I wanted to make a double move – out and up – and it didn’t work out and they ended up taking (an out route) for a pick-six.”

With an opportunity to play the Chargers again, Watson suddenly had his shot at redemption and did not intend to miss. Even with a different coaching staff in Los Angeles, he saw the same look and knew those routes would be cutting corners. It was the right time to take a double step.

“So it’s a play that I’ve thought about a lot over the last two years and I saw the same form – the same kind of defense,” Watson explained. “I just knew how to drive it to win and Pat (Mahomes) bowled a great ball, obviously a great result.”

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Will receivers continue to thrive in new situations? Plus, my favorite upset pick for Week 2. nfl.com

Week 2 Upset pick: Washington Commanders (+1.5) over Detroit Lions

It appeared as though the Los Angeles Chargers came up with a crucial interception during the second half of Thursday night’s game against Asante Samuel Jr. Kansas City Chiefs, However, the caretaker eventually reversed the initial call.

This dropped intercept by Samuel proved costly for the Chargers.

Samuel’s father, Asante Samuel, was not bothered by this controversial call. After the play, he trolled his son on Twitter.

The former NFL cornerback tweeted, “If I were his teammate I would whisper in his ear ‘You just dropped a million dollars’ #Pick6.”

Samuel’s tweet went viral.

Will Justin Herbert’s Injury Change the AFC Landscape? , the ringer

It was not clear whether the red giant on Justin Herbert’s jersey was paint or blood. Herbert took a hit from Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Mike Danna and stayed down on the field moaning in pain. Everyone watching saw the Simmba within The Lion King, “Come on, Justin, you have to get up…”

Herbert’s injury is being classified by Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley as an abdominal or rib injury, which is understandable as it looked like Herbert’s kidney was torn.

A few moments ago, the somewhat underwhelming Amazon Prime-exclusive Thursday Night Football Herbert’s debut between the Chiefs of the Chargers and Patrick Mahomes looked like eventually spreading their propaganda. The Chargers’ Prince Who Was Promised Herbert reduced the ball to seven points within just six minutes of play. But then Herbert went downstairs, walked over to the sidelines for a play, and saw Kaput when he came back. With more than two minutes left on third and one, Herbert limped, his left hand dangling by his side, and threw the ball away a few yards rather than trying to run down an easy first. It was probably the saddest moment of his entire career.

The Giants pick Kywan Thibodaux ‘really confident’ about the Panthers’ NFL debut in the first round. CBS Sports

it’s good to be one New York Giants Fans. but fresh from his opening win of the season titansrookie first round selection Kayvan Thibodaux hopes to make his regular season debut on Sunday against panthers, Thibodaux misses the opener after spraining right MCL during Giants second preseason game,

Thibodaux was limited during Wednesday and Thursday practices. Giants coach Brian Dabol said his rookie linebacker took part in the team drill on Wednesday and was a bit more involved in Thursday’s practice. Thibodaux also did some extra cardio on his own.

“Getting closer,” Thibodaux said on Thursday, via espn, “Like I said, trying not to look too far – what’s today? It’s Thursday – still Friday, Saturday. I’m really confident this Sunday.”

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Chiefs vs Chargers InstaBreakdown: Kansas City got a resounding win

In the first half, the Chiefs’ defensive front put little pressure on Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert—but in the second, both it (and the crowd) gained steam. Led by Chris Jones, the unit actually started hitting Justin Herbert to cause little discomfort. Unfortunately for Herbert, it appears that he was wounded by one of those blows.

Tackling remains the biggest overall problem. Part of the reason for this is that it is at the start of the season – the one time of year when all teams struggle to deal. but still have to get it very Better – or it will eventually cost team sports. The same goes for punishment in secondary; Cornerback Rashad Fenton had several.

The story of the game – and why the defense was ultimately the unit that helped the team win – was once again a third-bottom defense. The unit has put together two straight weeks of excellent statistical output over the late fall. On Thursday, the Chargers were 5-of-16 at third down. They went 4-for-4 in fourth place, but most of that came too late in the game – when it was almost completely out of reach.

Defensive Players of the Game: Defensive Tackle Chris Jones

Jones stepped up as the defensive unit’s best player to provide energy, leadership and – most importantly – two sacks in the second half. He also had a large pass deflection.

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