The Chiefs, current champions, fall at the start of the season against the Lions

Los Detroit Lions They won 21-20 this past morning on the Kansas City Chiefs field in Patrick Mahomes at the opening of the new season of the American Football League (NFL), presenting its credentials to be one of the surprises of this new season.

Jared Goffhe quarterback of Detroit, led the victory over the current champions, completing 22 of 35 passes for 253 yards and a touchdown. For his part, the rookie Brian Branch achieved a 50 yard interception for a touchdown and the Lions defense held on afterward to end Mahomes’ unbeaten streak in their season-opening games.

“It was a long, tough game,” Goff told NBC. “We probably didn’t play at our best level, but we are made for this.” David Montgomery He rushed for 74 yards for Detroit, including the decisive touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.

The Lions, who signed a balance of 8-2 In the last 10 games of last year, they have started the season with the mission of ending three decades without winning a playoff game.

Key ‘Drops’ in defeat

For your part Mahomeswhich had a record of 5-0 in opening duelshe got it right 21 of 39 attempts for 226 yards with a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter and an interception. The Chiefs accused the absence of two of its starsel ‘tight end’ Travis Kelcewho was out due to a knee injury, and Chris Jones, undisputed leader of the Kansas City defense who maintains a pulse with the board in the midst of negotiating his renewal. The inaccuracies between MVP of the last Super Bowl and their receivers were key to the defeat.

Kadarius Toney tried to fill the void but one of his failed receptions bounced in the hands of Branchwho ran to the goal line to celebrate a touchdown in his first game in the league.

The first week of competition resumes on Sunday with the Philadelphia Eaglescurrent runners-up, facing the New England Patriots. On Monday, the New York Jets receive the Buffalo Bills at the premiere in the team Aaron Rodgersfour-time league MVP.

2023-09-08 08:18:16
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