Vegas Shooting: NFL Holding Moment of Silence ... Before 'MNF' Game

  • Vegas Shooting: NFL Holding Moment of Silence ... Before 'MNF' Game

Vegas Shooting: NFL Holding Moment of Silence ... Before 'MNF' Game

10th regular-season meeting. Additionally, the Chiefs rank 2 in terms of passing offense, 13 in total offense and 1 in rushing offense. Starting center Mitch Morse will miss his second straight game, which puts Zach Fulton in the starting lineup in his spot. Perhaps the Pittsburgh Steelers, who knocked the Chiefs out of the divisional round last season during an ice storm at Arrowhead, now offer the stiffest opposition in the AFC. The problem in this game is the Kansas City Chiefs are going to outclass the Washington Redskins. Alex Smith is off to a great start, and finally have some talented weapons with him.

In the waning minutes of the first half (2:00), the Chiefs scored a touchdown on a 21-yard pass to WR Chris Conley but, when they got the ball back after the Redskins punted, the Redskins defense held them to a field goal attempt that new Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker missed.

"I don't want to slight the guys on how hard they worked during training camp", Andy Reid said.

Washington had never won in four trips to Kansas City but had a chance to make franchise history with a halftime lead.

But the plucky Chiefs slowly fought their way back into the game. Will the Redskins be able to contain the Chiefs the same way? The strong run game opened things up for the passing game, as Kirk Cousins was able to launch a attractive 44-yard touchdown pass to Terrelle Pryor. Pryor, who had a 1,000-yard season with Cleveland a year ago, said he believes he is building a relationship with Cousins in practice. "You can't be one-dimensional and we sort of have that makeup". However, Kirk Cousins and the offense seemed to hit their stride a week ago.

Opposing quarterbacks have not fared well at Arrowhead Stadium, with the last three combining for zero touchdowns and three interceptions. After this one, it's on to Houston for a Sunday night game followed by a road game at Oakland on a Thursday night. The Chiefs have been impressive, with 93 points in their first three games.

Against the Raiders Sunday night, the Redskins' backs averaged 3.5 yards. Kirk Cousins had an incredible outing with 25-30 for 365 yards and three touchdowns. The Redskins are in a 3-way tie for first place in the NFC East this week. With Chris Thompson, Rob Kelley and rookie Samaje Perine, offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh has options. I'll take KC in this game by double digits.

Last week the Redskins' defense was able to hold one of the best offenses in the National Football League to only ten points and 128 yards. Last week he led the team in tackles. In the 22 percent of simulated matchups in which the Redskins win, Cousins averages 2.12 TDs to 0.44 INTs; in the losses, he's at 1.62 TDs to 0.82 INTs. Kansas City's defense gives the Chiefs a huge edge, and the Chiefs also have one of the best home field advantages in the league.

Kareem Hunt took over for Spencer Ware, who was injured in the preseason. Thompson looks the pick to perform best for Washington.

Both Ryan Kerrigan and Preston Smith have at least a half-sack in every game thus far this season.