Kansas City Chiefs: 3 Takeaways vs Eagles in Week 2

Ruben Hill
September 18, 2017

Kansas City Chiefs center Mitch Morse suffered a foot sprain late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's Week 2 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Smith had help, though.

Kendricks had a sack, a pass breakup and four tackles against the Chiefs. The Birds, as they have been known to do, abandoned the run, with just 17 attempts - four of them Carson Wentz scrambles (for 55 yards) and threw the ball 46 times. He was a key component of the Eagles defense. The Chiefs were then able to handle a one-dimensional second-half offense and hauled in the victory to move to 2-0 after beating the Patriots in Week 1.

RAIDERS 45, JETS 20: Marshawn Lynch ran for a touchdown in his first home game with Oakland and Derek Carr threw three TD passes to Michael Crabtree. It's a team effort.

"I thought we had a great game plan going in", Ertz said.

WISE WENTZ: The Eagles' young quarterback had 333 yards and two TDs passing, despite all that pressure. Wentz accounted for 55 of them. So there's a lot of good things that I think we did.

STEELERS 26, VIKINGS 9: Ben Roethlisberger threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes, Le'Veon Bell ran for 87 yards and Pittsburgh kept Minnesota in check.

Carson Wentz started the game off pretty well, but down the stretch struggled despite padding his numbers with the final touchdown drive.

"He said, 'I'm going to hate this jersey for the rest of my life.' That's what he told me", Travis Kelce recounted after the game.

"I was just trying to throw it where Sproles was", Wentz said. Watkins had already assumed a bigger role in the defense after starter Ronald Darby was sidelined for about six weeks with a dislocated ankle. Smith would be better if the draft capital spent on Mahomes went to improvements for this year's team, and the Chiefs would be better if Smith didn't have the limitations that pushed them to draft Mahomes.

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM: Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston, who has been slowed by a litany of injuries since signing a $101 million contract, is back to causing problems.

JEFFERY SHINES: After he was held in check by Washington last week, the Eagles' Alshon Jeffery had seven catches for 92 yards and a score.

That miss didn't truly impact the result or final score, but overall, mistakes changed the game.

Maybe it is the fact that his career in Kansas City is being written as dead at the end of this season, but Alex Smith is playing on another level in 2017.

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