Into the Bye: A Season Review So Far

A quick look back at the first four games of the season for the Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs have entered their 2016 bye week with a 2-2 record. Here's a quick review of the team's first four games:

GAME ONE: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 33, SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 27 (OT) **

RESULTING RECORD: 1-0 **

Game one of the 2016 season was truly a tale of two halves for the Kansas City Chiefs. Through two quarters of play, the Chargers were up 21-3 and were outgaining the Chiefs by a margin of 219 to 105. Phillip Rivers was 16 of 20 for 151 yards passing and a touchdown. In the third quarter, the Chargers made matters worse by scoring first with a field goal to go up 21 points, but in the ensuing Chiefs possession, they scored their first touchdown, a 9-yard pass to Tyreek Hill. The Chiefs would go on to score 14 more unanswered points to tie the game, and an Alex Smith touchdown rushing in overtime clinched the 33-27 victory and the biggest comeback in franchise history.

CHIEFS GAME MVP:Spencer Ware - 11 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown; 7 receptions for 129 yards)THROWBACK GAME CONTENT:
Game Preview, Game Recap, Game Observations

GAME TWO: HOUSTON TEXANS 19, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 12 **

RESULTING RECORD: **1-1


For Week 2, the Chiefs headed down to Texas for a Wild Card Round rematch with the Houston Texans. Because of injuries to Parker Ehinger (concussion) and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (high-ankle sprain), the Chiefs were forced to face one of the best front sevens in the NFL without their two starting guards. Three Chiefs turnovers off lost fumbles from uncharacteristic sources—Alex Smith and Spencer Ware—were costly, resulting in 10 points for Houston. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had the only touchdown of the game to go along with his 113 yards receiving. Cornerback Marcus Peters had two interceptions. * CHIEFS GAME MVP: * Marcus Peters – 7 tackles (2 solo) and 2 interceptions* THROWBACK GAME CONTENT: *
Game Preview, Game Recap, Game Observations

GAME THREE: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 24, NEW YORK JETS 3 **

RESULTING RECORD: 2-1 **

The Chiefs defense was the story of this game, as they forced eight turnovers throughout. Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw six interceptions, including five in the second half. Marcus Peters recorded two interceptions for the second game in a row. The only Chiefs offensive touchdown of the game was a pass to Travis Kelce with 13 seconds to go in the first quarter that gave the Chiefs a 7-0 lead. Demetrius Harris returned a fumble on a second-quarter kickoff 27 yards for another touchdown, and Derrick Johnson returned a fourth-quarter interception 55 yards for another. 
CHIEFS GAME MVP:
Derrick Johnson – 10 tackles (8 solo), 1 interception and a touchdownTHROWBACK GAME CONTENT:
Game Preview, Game Recap, Game Observations

GAME FOUR: PITTSBURGH STEELERS 43, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 14 **

RESULTING RECORD: 2-2 **

In their first primetime game of the season, the Chiefs first got on the board in the fourth quarter via a touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill, and again later on another to Travis Kelce. Wide receiver Chris Conley recorded a career-high 70 yards receiving, and running back Jamaal Charles made his season debut. Earlier in the game, the Steelers jumped out to a 36-0 lead, highlighted by five touchdowns passing by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
CHIEFS GAME MVP:
Chris Conley – 70 yards receivingTHROWBACK GAME CONTENT:
Game Preview, Game Recap, Game Observations

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