The wait is over!
Reigning Tremendous Bowl champions Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs hosted Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions to kick off the 2023-24 NFL season Thursday (8:20 p.m. ET), and we have you coated with all of the motion from begin to end.
The Chiefs — which lead our initial NFL power rankings list and are current favorites to win Super Bowl LVIII — had been with out All-Professional defensive sort out Chris Jones, who’s within the midst of a contract dispute and ongoing holdout. Okay.C. was additionally without All-Pro tight finish Travis Kelce after he hyperextended his knee in the course of the Chiefs’ remaining follow Tuesday.
Listed below are the highest moments!
12:55, 1st: Making a play
Detroit went three-and-out to start the sport. Kansas Metropolis then moved the chains on third-and-2 of its opening possession when Mahomes’ go was thrown simply excessive sufficient for operating again Jerick McKinnon to come back down with the 10-yard reception. The Chiefs ended up punting.
9:22, 1st: FAKE PUNT ALERT
After the Lions appeared to go three-and-out as soon as once more, Jalen Reeves-Maybin transformed a fake-punt-run on fourth-and-2 on the Lions’ personal 17-yard line for the primary down.
2:58, 1st: Lions strike first
Shortly after the profitable fake-punt-run, Goff hit large receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown and Josh Reynolds for a pair of completions that mixed for 34 yards. Two performs later, Gibbs pulled off a imply, 17-yard run. Later within the drive, Goff hit St. Brown for a 9-yard landing.
11:59, 2nd: There’s the open man!
Mahomes picked up a pair of first downs along with his legs on the following possession, together with the 16-yard scamper proven beneath. Later confronted with a 3rd down on the Lions’ 1-yard line, Mahomes discovered rookie large receiver Rashee Rice at the back of the tip zone for the landing. The additional level tied the sport at seven apiece.
5:27, 2nd: Free ball!
Attempting to maneuver the chains on third down, Goff accomplished a display screen go to large receiver Marvin Jones Jr., however Chiefs cornerback Trent McDuffie knocked the ball out and security Bryan Cook recovered the fumble.
1:07, 2nd: An absolute dart
Mahomes hit large receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the midst of the sphere — regardless of a minimal window — for a 34-yard completion, as proven beneath. The Chiefs quarterback then hit a wide-open Justin Watson for 26 yards.
0:37, 2nd: Chiefs end the drive
On the very subsequent play, Mahomes hit tight finish Blake Bell for the 4-yard landing. Kansas Metropolis led 14-7 at halftime.
11:03, third: PICK-SIX
Kansas Metropolis and Detroit every punted on their first possessions of the second half. Then the Lions made a play.
On third-and-6 of Kansas Metropolis’s subsequent drive, Mahomes threw a go for Kadarius Toney, however the large receiver bobbled the go and defensive again Brian Branch corralled the ball within the air, operating it again 50 yards for the landing.
2:14, third: Pulling forward
On fourth-and-2, the Chiefs broke the stalemate at 14-14 with a 35-yard area aim off the foot of Harrison Butker. Later, Mahomes discovered Noah Gray who drove downfield, shaking off tackles left and proper. That led to a 39-yard area aim from Butker.
7:08, 4th: Lions roar again
The Lions steadily pushed downfield within the fourth quarter, and Goff discovered Josh Reynolds for a 33-yard achieve. Two performs later, David Montgomery charged via the opening into the tip zone to place the Lions again within the lead, 21-20.
2:29, 4th: Chiefs protection comes up clutch
The Chiefs’ protection got here up large with a batted go to drive a turnover within the remaining minutes of the sport.
2:00, 4th: Huge alternative
On fourth down, the Chiefs tried a deep go that fell incomplete, giving the Lions the chance to place the nail within the coffin and open their season with a victory!
The Chiefs have averaged 37.8 factors of their 5 opening weekend video games. What’s extra, Okay.C. has scored a minimal of 33 factors and a most of 44 factors in Week 1 over the previous 5 seasons and can look to stick with it tonight.
The gamers on the sphere weren’t the one stars in attendance Thursday. Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Keegan-Michael Key was on the sidelines forward of kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium. Key not too long ago teamed up with the NFL for its new “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” advert marketing campaign tackling memes that the league is scripted.
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