Jordan Reed, Robert Kelley both active versus Chiefs on Monday night
- Author: Julie Sanders Oct 03, 2017,
Oct 03, 2017, 22:19
Butker, making his National Football League debut, connected on a 43-yard field goal before linebacker Justin Houston added some further gloss to the 29-20 victory by returning a fumble for a 13-yard touchdown on the last play of the game. He had just one catch for a single yard after hauling in eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown the previous week against the Eagles.
DREAM SEASON: Kansas City rookie running back KAREEM HUNT had 183 scrimmage yards (172 rushing, 11 receiving) and one rushing touchdown in the Chiefs' 24-10 win at the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 3. Kelce settled for seven grabs for 111 yards and a TD. Rookie running back Kareem Hunt has scored six touchdowns in three games. He also finished with 215 passing yards and two touchdown throws (one to Terrelle Pryor and one Ryan Grant), but Josh Doctson dropped a potential third touchdown in the end zone before Hopkins' field goal that could have won it for the visitors.
With that being said, the Redskins have a whole different beast to tackle this coming Monday night.
Hunt began his career with a turnover on the first offensive snap in the Chiefs' opening game of the year against the New England Patriots.
Now, the Redskins (2-1) will try to carry the momentum from that 27-10 win over Oakland into a marquee Monday night matchup in Kansas City.
All told, the Chiefs are outscoring opponents 54-13 in the fourth quarter this season. The Chiefs were particularly inept at getting pressure on Cousins in last night's contest.
- Throw to the Hot Hands: Running back Chris Thompson had a monster game against the Raiders with 181 total offensive yards.
The Redskins recorded four sacks and have now posted four or more sacks in consecutive games for the first time since a three-game span in Weeks 15-17 of the 2015 season. They had to kick off though, and Washington tried to run a bunch of laterals to move the ball down the field.
Washington's offense had taken most of the second half off until that point, with the Chiefs dominating the time-of-possession battle.
But the winning points went to Butker, who joined the Chiefs only last week as an injury replacement for Cairo Santos.
Reuters/Brad Mills-USA TODAY SportsWashington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) attempts a pass against the Dallas Cowboys, Sept. 18, 2016.
"He's got a good head on his shoulders", Winchester said. "Felt like we had a chance there and didn't get it done". And while the Chiefs defense is ranked 25th in the league, the Redskins is ranked 5th.
Monday was more of a grind-it-out performance, and Hunt proved he could to that too, especially in the second half.