We had the Kansas City Chiefs traveling to Soldier Field to battle the Chicago Bears. We had two teams that were in the playoffs a year ago. This season, Kansas City is still fighting for the second seed in the AFC. With Chicago, they have had a very disappointing season and will miss the playoffs. With the Patriots winning Saturday night, Kansas City needed the win to still have a shot at a first round bye. Mitchell Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes were talked about a lot because they were in the same 2017 draft class. As we all know, the Bears traded up to draft Trubisky with the 2nd pick.
Kansas City drafted Mahomes with the 10th overall pick. Patrick Mahomes is one of the best QBs in the league and reigning MVP. Trubisky has struggled all year and he’s feeling pressure because of his play. Could the Bears ruin the Chiefs chances of a first round bye? Will Kansas City continue their winning ways and keep pressure on New England?
The first quarter was pretty much a feeling out process for both teams. The defense held serve until the Chiefs scored towards the end of the first quarter. Patrick Mahomes scored on a 12 yard run with about a minute and a half remaining. The Chiefs defense continued to hold their own against Chicago. On their next possession, Kansas City scored off a 56 yard Harrison Butker field goal. The defenses played well on both sides. Chicago is one of the best in the league. The Chiefs defense has improved as they’re only allowing about 11 points a game in the last month.
Kansas City added more help on the defensive line by claiming Terrell Suggs off waivers. The Chiefs scored with less than a minute in the half as Mahomes connected with Kelce on a 6-yard pass. Chicago made a huge mistake on that drive by running into the kicker on a 4th & 4. Kansas City went into halftime with a 17-0 lead.
The third quarter didn’t produce any points as both defenses held serve. The Bears had a chance to score as they put together an impressive drive. Kansas City held its own as Chicago had the ball inside the 10 yard line. Despite Chicago having the ball on the four yard line and fourth down, Kansas City stopped them. Chicago got the ball back and drove the ball down the field. Eddy Piniero hit a 46-yard field goal as the time expired. Kansas City got the ball back and Mahomes drove the ball down the field. The Beats seemed to stop them but Mahomes hit a crazy pass on 3rd & 8. On another 3rd & 8, Mahomes hit Damien Williams for a 14 yard touchdown pass. With the missed PAT, the Kansas City went to 23-3.
Chicago put together a drive that included two Chiefs penalties. Kansas City’s defense came up huge once again by a huge 13 yard sack of Mitchell Trubisky. On 4th & 23, Chicago couldn’t convert so the Chiefs took over with less than 8 minutes remaining. Chicago turned the ball over on downs after seven plays. Kansas City drove the ball down the field and was in the red zone at the 2 minute warning. Kansas City ran the ball to the Chicago to bring up 4th and 6 as the Bears called timeout. Harrison Butker kicked a 32 yard field goal to put Kansas City up 26-3. Chicago had another turnover on downs with 6 seconds remaining. The Kansas City beat Chicago 26-3.
The Chiefs goes to 11-4 and they’ll face the Los Angeles Chargers next weekend in their finale. The Chargers lost to Oakland earlier in the day. Chicago falls to 7-8 and they’ll head to Minnesota in their finale against the Vikings. The Vikings will face the Packers tonight for control of the NFC North. Once again, the Chiefs beat Bears as defense dominates.