Kingsbury and Mahomes Shine in ‘Monday Night Football’ Double-Header
The Kansas City Chiefs vs Buffalo Bills game was postponed to Monday after the Bills' previous game was delayed by coronavirus. That meant the originally scheduled Monday Night Football game would now be a double-feature with the Chiefs leading into the Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys.
In the first game, Patrick Mahomes dinked and dunked around a solid rushing attack to lead the Chiefs to a 26-17 victory over the Bills on a wet field in Buffalo. The former MVP played bus driver for one of the few times in his young career, as rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 161 yards on 26 carries. The Chiefs team would finish with 245 yards on 46 carries.
Mahomes was an efficient 21-for-26 for 225 yards and two touchdowns, only taking one sack and not committing any turnovers.
After that game, the Dallas Cowboys let the Arizona Cardinals get in a live practice that counted in the final standings. Without Dak Prescott, the lifeless Cowboys were lost early. Zeke Elliott's fumbles led to Cardinal points, while Kyler Murray got the offense going with his legs after not being able to complete a pass early.
During the game, the Cowboys lost Zach Martin, who left the game after being kneed in the head by teammate Zeke Elliott.
The Kingsbury passing game was off all night, with the exception of an 80-yard touchdown pass from Murray to Christian Kirk and a Murray completion to Nuk Hopkins. It was the defense and rushing attack that had the Cowboys shook, which frustrated Texas Tech fans on Twitter who couldn't reconcile that this was the same Kliff Kingsbury who couldn't do the same thing at the collegiate level.
He's in a better place now. Just be happy for him.
The Cardinals would finish with more than 260 yards rushing and forced four Dallas turnovers, leading to their 38-10 victory of the NFC leading 2-4 Dallas Cowboys. Yes, I said NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys at 2-4.
The Cardinals, on the other hand, are now 4-2 and in second place in the NFC West, tied with the Rams and behind the undefeated Seahawks, who are 5-0.