NFL: Kansas City Chiefs clinch victory over Washington Football Team
It was party time in Washington, as the Washington Football Team retired Sean Taylor’s number 21 at half-time against the Kansas City Chiefs. At least, it was party time until the Chiefs decided to open the machine in the 3rd quarter, shooting for a 31-13 victory.
The fans in attendance didn’t have a lot of play to eat before the end of the second quarter, other than a two-yard touchdown from Darrel Williams.
Washington struck late in the second quarter to take the lead for the first time in the game, when Ricky Seals-Jones caught Taylor Heinicke’s pass for a 39-yard touchdown.
After a difficult first half of the match, punctuated by two interceptions, Patrick Mahomes seemed to find his bearings a little from the third quarter. He first found Tyreek Hill who scored a two-yard touchdown to put the lead back to Kansas City.
Williams added more later in the game with his second touchdown of the game, this time with a three-yard rush.
Mahomes put the game out of Washington’s reach in the fourth quarter as he joined Demarcus Robinson on 24 yards for a touchdown. That major capped a more than seven-minute streak for the Chiefs.
Despite his difficult start to the game and the interceptions thrown, Mahomes completed 32 of his 47 attempted passes, for gains of 397 yards, in addition to adding two touchdowns.
After securing a curtain-raiser victory, the Chiefs were having a tougher time, with three losses in their last four games. KC was last in the West American.
For its part, the Washington Football Team missed a great opportunity to create a gap with the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4), who lost to the Buccaneers earlier this week.
Tribute to Taylor
Washington withdrew Taylor’s number on a very special day as nearly 100 former players were honored by the American team.
Taylor’s family, who passed away in 2007, were on the ground for the ceremony.
Taylor played his four professional seasons with Washington before tragically losing his life when he was shot in an attempted robbery at his home.
The team’s first-round pick in 2004, Taylor was one of the NFL’s most promising prospects, especially after a strong rookie season.
This was the third time in franchise history that an issue has been retired.