By: Kayler Smith
In week two, the Kansas City Chiefs had an impressive performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers, marking the first time they have beat the Steelers at Pittsburgh since 1986. They opened the game with 21 unanswered points in the first quarter, followed by a scoreless second quarter where the Steelers tied it up at the half, 21-21. The teams battled throughout the second half, where the Chiefs edged them out early in the fourth quarter, making Pittsburgh unable to come back from their deficit. The final score was 42-37.
The high scoring Chief’s offense was led by highly anticipated quarterback, Patrick Mahomes who was promoted to the starting position after the Chiefs parted ways with Alex Smith. Smith gave them five hard-fought and hopeful seasons for Chiefs fans, and the new blood on the field has given many fans hope for the season ahead.
“He has a bigger arm and can throw it down the field. He’s a play maker. I’m really excited for the Chiefs to make a playoff run this year,” Chandler Hennessey, senior, said.
Mahomes threw for 326 yards completing 23/28 passes, six for touchdowns. He has thrown for 582 in these first two games. His top target, tight end Travis Kelce, had seven receptions for 109 yards, including two touchdown receptions.
The defense was led by middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens, who contributed 12 tackles. He is second in the National Football League for solo tackles. He has 26 tackles total on the season so far.
The Chiefs are currently third in the NFL with a record of 2-0. They take the field at Arrowhead this Sunday at 12:00 against the San Francisco 49ers.