Los Angeles (USA), 2 Oct. In their first matchup since the 2021 Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs ‘got revenge’ this Sunday on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a very solid 41-31 win.
With pending accounts after his team’s defeat in Super Bowl LV (9-31), Mahomes led the splendid attack of the Chiefs this Sunday with 23 of 37 passes for 249 yards with three touchdown passes, an interception and 34 more yards to the race.
Kansas City had a total of five touchdowns with Travis Kelce (92 yards and a touchdown) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (two touchdowns and 94 yards) as standout figures.
In their all-star quarterback matchup against Mahomes, Brady was 39-of-52 passing for 385 yards with three touchdown passes, but the Buccaneers, who lost Cameron Brate to the concussion protocol, were weak defensively and inaccurate. at key moments.
An example of this was that Tampa Bay lost the ball at the start of the game at the 21-yard line and Kansas City took advantage of it to sign the first touchdown, courtesy of Kelce, after only two plays and 46 seconds played (7-0).
Despite a field goal by the locals (7-3), the Chiefs controlled the first quarter with a firm Mahomes both in passing and running and a Kelce who as a receiver added 53 yards in that opening quarter alone.
In addition, dwards-Helaire scored the second touchdown for Kansas City on his first two drives and finished the fourth on a high note for the visitors (14-3).
Edwards-Helaire signed a new entry in the second quarter (21-3) but in that touchdown the protagonist was Mahomes.
With a fabulous escape maneuver, which put three opponents offside and included a delicious 360-degree turn, the quarterback dodged every man who threw at him against the Buccaneers and finally turned the ball over to Edwards-Helaire with a subtle 2-yard pass already on the edge of the end zone.
Mahomes’ show seemed unstoppable but Brady reacted before the break.
The Tampa Bay quarterback was activated with a 6-play, 75-yard drive that was crowned by Mike Evans (21-10).
The Chiefs made their first error on a fourth-and-one when Edwards-Helaire dropped the ball all by himself.
The inertia benefited Tampa Bay, but Brady was sacked and lost the ball, which led to another touchdown, with the seal of Noah Gray, from a Chiefs that did not forgive any failure (28-10).
However, Brady allowed his team to come into the break alive with a 12-play, 75-yard drive that Evans finished with just 10 seconds left in the first half (28-17).
Brady and Evans had been Tampa Bay’s offensive mainstay while Kansas City continued to show off their offensive exuberance in the restart with another field goal and touchdown by Jody Fortson (38-17).
The game was once again slipping away from the Buccaneers, but they managed to grab the score with a score by Rachaad White just before the end of the third quarter (38-24).
A new field goal by the Chiefs left the match seen for judgment (41-24), but Tampa Bay did not give up, Sean Murphy-Bunting added an interception and a touchdown by Leonard Fournette closed the final score (41-31).
The mourning began with a minute of silence for the victims and the enormous damage left by Hurricane Ian as it passed through Florida.
– Matches of week 4 of the 2022 NFL season:
Dolphins 15-27 Bengals
Vikings 28-25 Saints
Browns 20-23 Falcons
Commanders 10-25 Cowboys
Seahawks 48-45 Lions
Titans 24-17 Colts
Bears 12-20 Giants
Jaguars 21-29 Eagles
Jets 24-20 Steelers
Bills 23-20 Ravens
Chargers 34-24 Texans
Cardinals 26-16 Panthers
Patriots 24-27 Packers
Broncos 23-32 Raiders
Chiefs 41-31 Buccaneers