Chiefs rebound from rough start to win at Washington 31-13

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes rebounded from a first half performance that saw his 7th and 8th interceptions of the season, engineering three scoring drives in a 31-13 victory that pushes the two-time defending AFC champions to 3-3 on the season.

Mahomes threw for 397 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the game, including a two-yard strike to Tyreek Hill in the third quarter, and the 24-yard put-away throw to Demarcus Robinson late in the fourth quarter.  Darrel Williams, getting the start at running back for the injured Clyde Edwards-Helaire, had two touchdowns on the ground for KC.

Washington fell to 2-4 with the loss, with Taylor Heinicke throwing for 276 yards against a Chiefs defense that showed marked improvement, holding an opponent under 29 points for the first time this season.

The below .500 Chiefs sloppy play continued in the first half at FedEx Field, with an interception off of Hill’s hands, a lost fumble from veteran receiver Mecole Hardman, and an embarrassingly ugly interception thrown by Mahomes that started with a dropped snap and ended on a desperation heave and an easy pickoff, leaving Washington up 13-10 at the break, and raising the Chiefs NFL-worst turnover tally to 14.

Kansas City lost backup tight end Jody Fortson in the third quarter to a season-ending Achilles tear.  In Week 7, the Chiefs travel to Nashville to meet the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, October 24th.  Washington will travel to Wisconsin to play the Green Bay Packers on the same afternoon.

Here is the NFL scoreboard for Week #6 (10/14 to 10/18):

Thursday, 10/14/21:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28, Philadelphia Eagles 22

Sunday, 10/17/21: 

Jacksonville Jaguars 23, Miami Dolphins 20 (in London, UK) 

Baltimore Ravens 34, Los Angeles Chargers 6

Minnesota Vikings 34, Carolina Panthers 28 (OT) 

Green Bay Packers 24, Chicago Bears 14

Cincinnati Bengals 34, Detroit Lions 11

Indianapolis Colts 31, Houston Texans 3

Los Angeles Rams 38, New York Giants 11

Arizona Cardinals 37, Cleveland Browns 14

Las Vegas Raiders 34, Denver Broncos 24

Dallas Cowboys 35, New England Patriots 29 (OT)

Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Seattle Seahawks 20 (OT) 

Monday, 10/18/21:

Tennessee Titans 34, Buffalo Bills 31

BYE WEEK : Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers