And so the real games begin with a solid win and a look at a tougher season for the Kansas City Chiefs this time around . . . Here's what we noticed.
- Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes won't make it to the end of the season intact if he can't get better protection. If fact, he already looks a bit wobbly.
- The Tyreek Hill injury could be devastating and his health might determine the fate of the team.
- Sammy Watkins was today's bright spot and his better understanding of the Chiefs offense could yield an important new weapon.
- Football is now basketball. The high scoring games no longer indicate dominance as the game continues to evolve.
- A win is a win. This first was critical in getting the team off on the right foot and prepared for a tougher season wherein the competition will no longer underestimate their skill.
Check the best sports news links on the topic we could find . . .
Kansas City Feet Of Clay?!?!
Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes suffered an ankle sprain during today's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mahomes stayed in the game after having his ankle taped up, effectively shaking off the injury. He was in some clear discomfort and couldn't step into many of his throws following the injury.
Kansas City Overall Winning
There isn't much to gripe about when the Kansas City Chiefs beat a potential playoff team in the season opener. That's just what happened on Sunday when the Chiefs strolled into Jacksonville and didn't let the hot temperatures or the hot temper of the Jaguars slow their offense down.
Injury Aftermath Report
2:26 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill suffered a collarbone injury that will not require surgery but will cause him to "miss a few weeks," a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Sunday.
Play Of The Day
Editorial Sammy Watkins (Credit: Screenshot/Twitter Video https://twitter.com/thecheckdown/status/1170745612578410497) Kansas City Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins started the season off with a bang on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Watkins caught a short pass from Patrick Mahomes, and ripped off an incredible 68-yard touchdown. The defense was pathetic, but his breakaway speed was still very impressive.
Locals Hate Legacy Media
Sam Greenwood/Getty Images It takes a lot to shut down Patrick Mahomes, but CBS managed to find a way on Sunday. During the fourth quarter of the Chiefs' season opener against the Jaguars, CBS told viewers that it was switching away from Chiefs-Jaguars for a "more competitive" Browns-Titans game.
And so we ask our blog community if this is an important first step toward Super Bowl glory . . .
You decide . . .