Chiefs hold off Panthers on Joey Slye’s missed 67-yard FG on final play

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The Chiefs moved to 8-1 with their fourth consecutive victory, but the Panthers did not make it easy.

Carolina pulled out all the stops, going 3-for-3 on fourth down, including a fake punt, gaining 435 yards, attempting two onside kicks and matching the Chiefs almost blow for blow. It wasn’t enough as Kansas City held on for a 33-31 victory.

The Panthers got as close as the Kansas City 49 on their final comeback attempt, but with two seconds left, Matt Rhule opted to let Joey Slye attempt a record field goal. The 67-yard try never had a chance.

Slye’s 51-yard attempt in the third quarter hit the left upright. That opened the door for the Chiefs to take their first lead, and they did.

The Panthers led the entire first half before Kansas City scored on a 4-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes to rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire with 4:42 remaining in the third quarter. It gave the Chiefs a 20-17 lead.

Mahomes went 30-of-45 for 372 yards and four touchdowns. Travis Kelce caught 10 passes for 159 yards, and Tyreek Hill had nine receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Demarcus Robinson had the team’s other score.

Teddy Bridgewater was 36-of-49 for 310 yards and two touchdowns. Christian McCaffrey, playing for the first time since spraining an ankle in Week 2, had 18 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown and 10 catches for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Curtis Samuel made nine catches for 105 yards and a score.

18 responses to “Chiefs hold off Panthers on Joey Slye’s missed 67-yard FG on final play

  1. I like the direction Matt Rhule is leading this team. Alot of tough 1 score game losses. With a few more pieces the panther’s look like they have a bright future.

  2. Almost every catch the Panthers made in the 4th quarter should be on the highlight reel, they made Bridgewater look good and almost all were 3rd and long or 4th and longer. KC left 7 points on the board with a missed FG, PAT, and a stupid penalty right before the half that cost them another FG attempt.

  3. Everyone gawks at Mahomes’ passing numbers, but it’s to be expected if no one runs the ball inside the 3 yd line anymore, and flipping the ball forward 1 foot counts as a pass. Helaire: 2 rush TDs all season….

  4. Either Matt Rhule is working wonders with the Panther’s rebuild, or the Chiefs are still buying into their own hype and aren’t as good as we thought they were. They’re playing too many subpar teams close. Also possible that the return of CMC threw them off a bit.

  5. acemagee45 says:
    November 8, 2020 at 4:36 pm
    Crazy how Mahomes looked off for most of the game and still gets four TDs and almost 400 yards.

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    It’s an offensive league. It’s not that impressive with alll the rules favoring offense.

  6. BB lost, so how did he set the blue print? Without Brady, BB is playing solitary with a deck of 51.

  7. “Mahomes has a lot of 1 foot passes”…

    1 yard equals 3 feet…

    By your math Mahomes 375 yards today equals 1,125 passes… I watched the game but it sure didn’t seem like they ran that many plays…

  8. touchback6 says:
    November 8, 2020 at 5:04 pm
    This Chiefs team is getting exposed weekly since BB set the blueprint. Again.

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    Yup he gave them the blueprint on how to score 10 points. After the bills today, you’re one week closer to being done on this board.

  9. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    November 8, 2020 at 5:28 pm
    touchback6 says:
    November 8, 2020 at 5:04 pm
    This Chiefs team is getting exposed weekly since BB set the blueprint. Again.

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    Yup he gave them the blueprint on how to score 10 points. After the bills today, you’re one week closer to being done on this board.

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    lmao

    me leaving through a covid19 disaster postseason or whenever NE fails to win the division has nothing to do with being “done on a board”.

    The Bills D sucks, KCs D sucks and the league needs a pandemic and weirdness to promote a bunch of paper tigers.

    I also apparently live rent free in your head which is hilarious, just like NEs 2 dynasties in a cap era have for 20 years. Your entire life has been ruined.

    Just knowing that is delicious.

  10. outlawdanman says:
    November 8, 2020 at 5:19 pm
    BB lost, so how did he set the blue print? Without Brady, BB is playing solitary with a deck of 51.

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    Nah. Covid and Goodell won. We all saw the last 2 games. NEs D dismantles Mahomes.

  11. Joey Slye barely missed a 65 yd FG against the Saints in the dome a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday’s kick looked pretty bad but I applaud Rhule for letting him try. That dude has a strong kicking leg. One day (possibly this season) he’s going to luck up and make one of those FG’s and end up setting a new NFL record.

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