Washington gets antsy in games like this and have the knack of turning the football over.
Kelce caught as pass for a first down, and celebrated right in the face of some Washington defensive backs. He also leads the National Football League with a 132.7 passer rating.
Which one of these unexpected stars will shine brightest tonight?
The Chiefs knew who to key in on. Washington is in a three way tie at the top of the NFC East. Against the Raiders the team lost two fumbles including one by punt returner Jamison Crowder. However, over the last two weeks they have moved to turn things around; first besting the LA Rams 27-20 on the road, and then last week following that up with a comfortable 27-10 home win over the Oakland Raiders. That proved to be too much time for Alex Smith, who led the Chiefs down the field for a game-winning try for Butker. They've been far and away the most impressive team so far, and there's nothing that can take away from their first three performances.
Hunt was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month on Thursday.
Here's the deal when it comes to Washington in years past, they have won big before in recent years, but they would never amount to anything for the status and culture of the team.
The Chiefs have been lights out so far this season. Considering those problems haven't been fixed, it makes sense why some players wouldn't want to stand just to conform to the NFL's groupthink.
Kirk Cousins led the Redskins on a spectacular late-game drive, bringing Washington to the Kansas City 22-yard line. I don't think the Redskins or anyone is slowing him down anytime soon; he's becoming this year's Ezekiel Elliott.
The Redskins passing offense should look to exploit a mismatch early and often come Monday night against slot corner Phillip Gaines. That kind of commitment keeps certain teams honest and also sets Washington up for well-timed play-action passes as well as the type of screen-passes runningback Chris Thompson excels at. The Chiefs will be forced to account for Thompson's speed getting to the edge on screen passes.
During that first half, KC RB Kareen Hunt had just five carries and TE Travis Kelcie only had five himself... although he did score the Chiefs' lone touchdown.
The Redskins, meanwhile have been prone to silly mistakes.
In his 13 season with Kansas City, Johnson has four Pro Bowl invitations and enjoyed an All-Pro season in 2011. It's no surprise that Chicago, Cleveland and Cincinnati have combined for a record of 2-10 through four weeks. Doctson scored on a 50-50 ball chucked up by Kirk Cousins, and he rewarded his quarterback for that trust. Kansas City averages league-leading 162 yards rushing, and 397.3 yards total offense is third best in league.
The Chiefs, annually a very sound defensive squad, hasn't really been great this year, especially stopping the run.
The Bills traded Ragland to the Chiefs for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft on August 28.