Seth Udinski, FISM News
On Monday night, week 8 of the NFL season concluded as the Kansas City Chiefs escaped with a win over the lowly New York Giants on Monday Night Football.
It took a late penalty which negated a Patrick Mahomes’ interception to keep the eventual game winning drive alive and allow the Chiefs to squeak by with a 20-17 win.
A win is a win, Chiefs beat Giants 20-17 Monday night in Kansas City. #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/JCuUZUPVnC
— FOX4 News (@fox4kc) November 2, 2021
The Chiefs offense, which has been a juggernaut since Patrick Mahomes took over as quarterback in 2018, looked like a shell of itself throughout the game. Despite the big number of weapons which include explosive wide receiver Tyreek Hill and veteran tight end Travis Kelce, the offense averaged a paltry 4.8 yards per play.
Coming off of a Super Bowl Championship in 2019 and an AFC Championship last year, the Chiefs have a lot to figure out if they plan on being contenders again this year. Additionally, the team has placed its future in the hands of its young quarterback, who is in the second year of a record 10-year deal worth $450 million. Mahomes has struggled this season, and the Chiefs will not be able to keep their flurry of talented stars on offense forever, as these players will also soon be asking for more money. The time to win in Kansas City is now, and even though the Chiefs escaped with a victory on Monday, that time to win may be slipping away.
With the win, the Chiefs remain in the playoff hunt at 4-4, while the Giants drop to 2-6 on the season. New York’s playoff hopes are slim, while Kansas City can still salvage the season, sitting a game-and-half out of first place behind the 5-2 Las Vegas Raiders.