Monday Night Football: Chiefs Stop Josh Allen; Murray and Cardinals Demolish Dallas Cowboys

  • Two games took place this Monday night.
  • The Super Bowl champions, Kansas City Chiefs, defeated Buffalo Bills on the road, 26-17.
  • Meanwhile, Arizona Cardinals slashed the Dallas Cowboys, 38-10

Chiefs’ Edwards-Helaire Breaks Bills

The rookie running back had an excellent night, and even though he didn’t score a touchdown, Edwards-Helaire was the essential piece in the Chiefs’ offense. 

“When you have days like this, things just seem to part like the Red Sea,” he said.

Edwards-Helaire posted 161 yards on 26 carries, almost twice as many as the entire Bills’ team that had 84. The weather conditions in Buffalo were rough, which is why the ground game had a much greater significance than usual.

Patrick Mahomes threw for 225 yards, 21-of-26 for two scores, both of them to Travis Kelce. Mahomes became the player who reached 90 TD passes in the fewest number of matches, just 37. 

On the other side, Josh Allen was below the expected level, throwing for only 122 yards, 14-of-27, two touchdowns and one pick. That one came in the final stage of the match, with the Chiefs securing their win with it. 

This is the second straight loss for the Bills, who now fell to 4-2 since the start. 

“We’re not gonna panic, we’re gonna stay solid in our locker room,” Allen said. “There’s no panic, but there is a sense of urgency.”

Their next rivals will be the New York Jets, and that is a chance for the Bills to bounce back, as the Jets sit at 0-6 right now.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs (5-1) travel to Denver to play against the Broncos.

Cards Severely Punish the Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys had four turnovers tonight, and they resulted in 24 of Cardinals’ 38 points. Ezekiel Elliott had two, same as Andy Dalton, with the difference that Zeke fumbled the football twice, and Dalton threw two interceptions. 

image taken during the cardinals vs dallas cowboys game

The Cowboys opened the match terribly, and after Zeke’s two turnovers, Arizona was up 21-0, and that pretty much solved the game early on.

“I wasn’t helping my team. I think they did the right thing and gave some of those reps to [Pollard], but I can’t do that. I have to be a guy this team can lean on, especially at times like right now, with so many of our starters hurt and not playing,” Elliott said. He ended the game with just 49 yards on 12 carries. 

Besides two interceptions, Andy Dalton had 34 completions in 54 attempts, for 266 yards and a TD, to Amari Cooper. This definitely wasn’t his night.

The Cardinals’ QB, Kyler Murray, had a completely opposite experience, throwing for two TDs and rushing for one as well. The former No.1 pick had 188 passing and 74 rushing yards. Murray found Christian Kirk twice, and the WR scored on both occasions. He ended the night with 86 yards, while DeAndre Hopkins had 73. 

Kenyan Drake also had two TDs only on the ground, rushing 20 times for 164 yards. Budda Baker’s defensive contribution was superb with seven tackles, one forced fumble, interception, and one sack. 

The Cards, who are 4-2, meet the Seahawks next week, at home, while Dallas Cowboys travel to Washington to play against the Football Team. 

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