2020 has certainly been a weird one, but not even this topsy-turvy year could turn the Kansas City Chiefs into a pumpkin. Not only were the defending Super Bowl champions able to get their first win of the season during their opener against the Texans, but Patrick Mahomes and company look like they are in midseason form and primed to run it back. After unveiling their Super Bowl LIV banner prior to kickoff, the Chiefs moved to 1-0 on the season, defeating Houston, 34-20, in a game that was not as close as the final score suggests.
Patrick Mahomes continued to show why he’s the new face of the NFL, completing 24 of his 32 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, this K.C. offense has seemingly found a new star in rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire as he was able to rush for 138 yards on 5.5 yards per carry in the winning effort. Of course, the other two Chiefs stars that got paid this offseason in tight end Travis Kelce and defensive tackle Chris Jones were quick to start living up their massive contracts out of the gate.
As for Houston, they showed promise to start, drawing first blood, but they simply couldn’t keep up with this high octane offense that Kansas City was rolling out on Thursday night. We have a feeling this is a fate most defenses will fare when playing the Chiefs this season.