A pair of one-time AFC West rivals renewed acquaintances on Friday night in Arrowhead, and the team that many regard as up-and-coming is looking down-and-out.
The Chiefs trail the Seahawks in the third quarter, 30-7.
The performance includes a strong closing argument from rookie quarterback Russell Wilson for the starting job in Seattle. He has completed 11 of 14 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and he has added 58 yards on two runs.
More importantly, Wilson looks the part. Poised, calm, effective, the stage isn’t too big for a guy who has been criticized for not being big enough.
Also for the Seahawks, rookie running back Robert Turbin has churned out 93 yards on 14 carries, including a 25-yard touchdowns.
The Chiefs have sputtered on offense but for a 17-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that culminated in a nine-yard touchdown pass to receiver Dexter McCluster.