Kansas City Chiefs 41 vs. 31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers summare: stats and highlights | NFL Week 4
The Kansas City Chiefs dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from wire to wire on Sunday Night from Raymond James Stadium. Patrick Mahomes won the quarterback battle against Tom Brady in the Chiefs 41-31 victory.
Super Bowl LV rematch
It was a rematch of the Super Bowl from two years ago, and you could tell Patrick Mahomes was itching to avenge the loss he suffered on the very same field twenty months ago.
While the headline coming into the night was the battle of the quarterbacks, the Tampa Bay offense had not been playing up to par over the first three weeks of the season. The real match up to keep an eye on was the Chiefs high powered offense against the Bucs top ranked defense.
Coming into the Week 4 encounter, Tampa Bay had only allowed three touchdowns all season. They gave up three touchdowns to Mahomes and the Chiefs in the first 30 minutes of the game.
Fumble on opening kick off sets tone
It didn’t take long for the Chiefs to get on the board. After the Bucs fumbled on the opening kick off Mahomes hit Travis Kelce on a 16 yard field goal two plays later.
The Bucs got a field goal once Brady got to take the field, but the Chiefs offense was relentless, scoring touchdowns on each of their first three drives. Clyde Edwards-Helaire scored the Chiefs second touchdown of the first quarter on a night where the KC running game went for 189 yards.
The third touchdown was simply Mahomes making magic happen. On 2nd and Goal from the two, Mahomes dodged one defender in the backfield, got to the sideline, spun out of another tackle, drew the defense and flicked the ball to Edwards-Helaire for his second touchdown of the game to go up 21-3 early in the second quarter.
Majestic Mahomes put on a show
Brady finally got the Bucs into the end zone on the next drive when he found Mike Evans, who returned from a one game suspension, in end zone for a 13 yard TD pass.
It looked like the Bucs had a way back into the game when they stopped the Chiefs on fourth down during the following possession, but L’Jarius Sneed forced a Brady fumble on a sack on the very next play.
The momentum swung back in favor of the Chiefs and Noah Gray punched in a one yard tight end sneak as Andy Reid showed he’s still got some tricks up his sleeve. The Bucs would score another touchdown right before the half to bring the score to 28-17 going into half, but the Chiefs didn’t slow down in the second half.
Chiefs O dominates Bucs D
A Chiefs field goal on their opening possession of the second half and a touchdown on their ensuing possession would put the game out of reach as the Chiefs led 38-17.
Tampa Bay would see the end zone two more times, but at that time it was merely consolation, although the Bucs may have taken one step back to take two steps forward. They could get nothing done on the offensive end coming into this week, and as crazy as it sounds a game like this could be exactly what Tampa’s offense needed.
They scored 31 points, and Brady threw for 385 yards and three touchdowns. As long as the defense plays like they did in the first three games and the offense plays like they did on Sunday night, the Bucs will be just fine.
Patrick Mahomes went for 249 yards and three touchdowns, and did throw his second interception of the season but he was nearly perfect otherwise. The Chiefs now jump to the top of the AFC West at 3-1 while the Bucs fall to 2-2 and will set their sights on next Sunday’s matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, while the Chiefs will take on the Raiders in Aarowhead next Monday.
When all eyes are on Mahomes, Andy Reid pulls a rabbit out of the hat and puts Gray under the center for the QB sneak.
Brady to the Evans at the pylon, and what a catch it was from Evans for his second catch of the night.
This was wild. Patrick Mahomes has a lot of highlights over the course of his career, but has to be one of the best I've seen the Magic Man make.
An opening kick off fumble from the Bucs set up the Chiefs hot start to the night. It took two played to punch it into the endzone as Mahomes hit Kelce for the first TD.
IT'S ALL OVER FROM TAMPA BAY!!!
THE CHIEFS DOMINATED THIS GAME FROM THE FIRST MINUTE AND WIN IT 41-31.
Evans makes the catch and pitches it to Wright, and that goes for a gain of 10 yards.
1st and 10 from the KC 46
Brady going deep to Evans but it's incomplete.
Pacheco gets 7 yards and that will bring up 4th down and the Chiefs will punt for the first time tonight.
TB gets the ball from their 21.
Edwards-Helaire to the left side, but his 9 yards run will be negated after a holding call against the Chiefs.
3rd and 17 from the KC 29.
Edwards-Helaire dropped for a loss of 2 yards.
3rd and 7 coming up from the KC 43.
Edwards-Helaire runs right and gets five yards on first down.
Timeout TB with 1:53 to go in the fourth.
Edwards-Helaire moves the chains on a two yard run and that will take us to the Two Minute Warning.
Back to Edwards-Helaire and he picks up 1 yard to create a 3rd and 1 from the KC 34.
Timeout Bucs with 2:41 to go in the fourth quarter.
Edwards-Helaire runs left for a gain of 8 yards.
2nd and 2 from the KC 33
Tampa Bay elects not to go for the on side kick and the Chiefs will take it from the 25
Brady hits Fournette at the goal line and the RB backs up a couple defenders into the end zone.
We have a 10 point game with 3:30 to go.
Brady incomplete to Gage on first down, and then he hits Evans on 2nd down for a gain of 9 yards.
3rd and 1 coming up from the KC 12.
Fournette on the screen and he takes it for 13 yards.
1st and 10 from the KC 21
Mahomes, who has been perfect all day throws his second interception of the season. That one is picked by Murphy-Bunting and he takes it to the KC 34 after a 33 yard return.
It is most likely too little to late for the Bucs, who are down 41-24 and have 4:42 left in the fourth quarter.
Mahomes to Valdes-Scantling for a short gain of two yards.
3rd and 5 from the 50
Back to Edwards-Helaire for a third time, and he gets three yards on first down.
2nd and 7 from the KC 48
Edwards-Helaire gets three yards to move the chains and the Chiefs are just going to try to run some clock as they move down the field.
Edwards-Helaire picks up 8 on first down.
2nd and 2 from the KC 42.
Brady goes short to Beasly, for a short gain of 5 and the Bucs will punt the ball away with 8:02 to go in the game.
KC will start their drive from the 35 after a 12 yard return from Moore.
Brady hit Godwin for 27 yards, but a holding call will bring that play back.
3rd and 27 coming up after the back-to-back penalties.
Brady hit Gage for a seven yard gain, but Godwin was flagged for offensive pass interference.
The flag wipes off the first down and backs the Bucs up to 3rd and 16 from the TB 37.
Brady going to Fournette on first and second down outof the backfield, but he gets a gain of one and then a gain of three bringing up 3rd and 6.
Brady to Ottman on the first down pass to the right side good for 12 yards.
1st and 10 from the TB 43
Brady to Godwin for a 6 yard pick up on first down.
2nd and 4 from the TB 29
Tampa Bay take over from the 25 needing points in a hurry.
FIELD GOAL CHIEFS!!!
The Bucs stop KC, but Wright hits the 32 yard FG to stretch it to a three possession game.
Chiefs are up 41-24 with 10:47 to go in the fourth quarter.
Pacheco gets 6 yards on first down, and then gains another 2 yards on second down before the Chiefs take a timeout on 3rd and 2.
Mahomes down the middle to Kelce who had to twist and turn to make the adjustment for a 22 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the TB 22.
Mahomes tuck and runs for a gain of 11 yards to make it 3rd and mangaable.
3rd and 4 coming up from the TB 46.
Mahomes is dropped by Edwards on the corner blitz for a loss of 5 yards.
2nd and 15 from the KC 45.
Kelce falling for the first down picking up 5 yards.
1st and 10 from the 50
Edwards-Helaire runs up the middle for 5 ards.
That brings us to the end of the third quarter and it will be 2nd and 5 from the KC 45.
Mistake from Camarda on the kick off as he kicks it out of bounds and the Chiefs will get the ball at the KC 40.
White goes leaping through the pile and gets into the end zone! The Bucs are hanging around, but they still trail 38-24 with 44 second to go in the third quarter.
White is stopped for no gain, and then Brady's pass to Evans at the corner of the endzone was overthrown.
3rd and Goal from the 1.
Evans got popped in the back of the end zone on first down and the flag flies for a hit on a defenseless receiver.
1st and Goal from the 1 coming up for the Bucs.
What a catch from Kieft who had to turn and keep his feet in bounds for the 19 yard reception.
1st and Goal from the KC 4.
Brady back to White out of the back field again for another 9 yard gain.
2nd and 1 from the KC 23.
On third down Brady finds White out of the backfield for a 9 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the KC 32.
Brady is going to be passing basically the rest of the way, and he hits Otton for a six yard gain.
2nd and 4 from the KC 43.
Brady going back to Evans and they link up for a 15 yard gain on the right sideline.
1st and 10 from the KC 49.
Brady to Evans for a seven yard gain on first down.
2nd and 3 from the the TB 32.
TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY!!!
MAHOMES FINDS FORTSON FOR A 10 YARD TD. That's the third TD pass for Mahomes tonight and the Chiefs are up by three touchdowns.
KC lead 38-17 with 5:42 to go in the third quarter.
Mahomes. sacked on first and Goal and that back them up to the 10 on second and goal.
Edwards-Helaire gets five yards on second down, and then Mahomes finds Moore for a 16 yard gain.
1st and Goal from the 5.
Mahomes to the end zone to Watson but he overshot his receiver.
2nd and 10 for KC at the TB 26.
Mahomes looking down the sideline to Valdes-Scantling for a big gainer of 25 yards.
1st and 10 from the TB 26
Mahomes with a short pass to Schuster-Smith and he takes it nine yards for a first down.
1st and 10 from the KC 46
Edwards-Helaire picks up 2 yards on first down.
2nd and 8 from the KC 37
Three straight incompletions cuts the Bucs drive short, and the Chiefs will get it back at the KC 35 after the punt.
Brady to Godwin for a 10 yard hook up and that will move the chains.
1st and 10 from the TB 35.
Brady breakding a tackle in the back field and then goes deep to Jones but the pass falls far from the TB WR.
Brady and the Bucs start their first drive from the 25, down by 14 points.
FIELD GOAL KC!!
Wright drills the 44 yard field goal to stretch the game back to a two touchdown lead.
Chiefs lead 21-17 with 11:26 to go in the third quarter.
The Bucs start the second half by holding the Chiefs to a field goal on the opening drive of the third quarter.
Beautiful play calling to get Smith-Schuster on a WR screen for a gain of 19 yards on third down.
1st and 10 from the TB 30
A couple striaght incompletions bring up 3rd and 10 from the TB 49
We are back in Tampa for the second half of action!
KC take over from the KC 25 and Mahomes hits Moore for a 15 yard gain to start the drive.
The Bucs couldn't afford not to score a TD at the end of the half, and when Brady and the Bucs need it most, they go to their man Mike Evans.
Of course all eyes are on Mahomes in the red zone, so why not have Gray pop under center and sneak it in.
It looked like the Bucs were about to get right back into the game after stopping the Chiefs on fourth down, but Brady fumbled on the very next play which led to a fourth KC TD.
Mike Evans came back from suspension after getting into a fight in the Saints Game , and Brady defeinelty missed his favorite target.
You won't see a better play than this all season long, unless Mahomes comes up with something even more magical some time this season.
Battle of the QBs
Mahomes is 14/21 for 126 and two touchdowns.
Brady is 18/24 for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
The two fumbles are what has made the difference in the first half.
Mahomes sacked for a loss of 11 yards and that will bringup to the end of the first half.
What a first two quarters it was from Tampa Bay!!
Pacheco almost broke it for a TD on the return, but he was tripped up by the kicker as the last line of defense.
TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY!!!
Brady to Evans at the back pylon!! Tha was not an easy catch, but Evans made it look routine.
We have a ball game in Tampa Bay! The Bucs cut it to 28-17 at the end of the first half.
Brady going over the top to Brate, who looked like hte had it but Cook did a great job to knock it out of the hands of Brate.
2nd and Goal from the 1 .
Brady looking for Brate in the end zone and the flag flies for pass interference.
TB will have it on the one yard line with 18 seconds left.
Brady with time looks left for Evans on 16 yard hook up and the Bucs have 1st and 10 from the KC 16.
Brady over the middle to Fournette for a 9 yard gain and the Bucs will have 3rd and 1 from the KC 32.
Brady incomplete to Brate on the right side and Brate was open.
2nd and 10 from the KC 41.
The Bucs need a TD on this drive. Going into halftime down 11 is not the same as going in down 18.
Brady to Godwin over the middle and that's good for 12 yards to move the chains into KC territory.
Timeout Bucs with 46 seconds. TB has the 1st and 10 from the KC 41..
A 12 men flag backed the Bucs up to 3rd and 5, and Brady hits Jones on a short pass to pick up the first down.
1st and 10 from the TB 47
Brate made the catch on 2nd and 10 but got rocked by his own teammate.
3rd and 1 coming up for the Bucs.
Brady to Brate who has to stretch to get to the marker and move the chains.
1st and 10 frmo the TB 35
Brady's pass is incomplete to Godwin and that brings up 3rd and 2. First down is a must to keep the ball out of KC's hands.
Brady to Godwin for 8 yards to start the drive.
2nd and 2 coming up after the Two Minute Warning.
Gray with the QB sneak if you can call it that. TE sneak? Does that exist? It does now after KC score their fourth TD of the first half.
This was the fumble right after the Chiefs turned it over on downs. Six plays later the Chiefs were in the end zone.
I was so busy watching this over and over that I forgot to post it for you. Have a look and marvel at Mahomes.
A little trickeration from KC, as Gray goes in motion, stops under center and takes it in for the 1 yard TD run.
KC is all over TB, 28-10 with 2:11 to go in the half.
McKinnon was stopped just short of the goal line after the under hand shovel pass from Mahomes.
3rd and Goal from the 1.
Pacheco gets 8 yards on first down, and he should get a crack at a TD on the next play, he definetly deserves it after a great first half.
2nd and Goal from the TB 2.
Mahomes scrambling left and picks up 7 yards after lunging for the marker and will move the chains.
1st and Goal from the TB 10.
Edwards-Helaire gets three yards on first down.
2nd and 7 coming up.
The Chiefs get it right back after Sneed slams Brady to the ground and Jones recovers it.
KC take over from the 20.
TURNOVER ON DOWNS!!!
Edwards-Helaire was wide open on 4th and short out of the back field, and Mahomes hit him right in the hands but he dropped it.
TB finally get a stop, can they capitalize?
McKinnon stopped for no gain on 3rd down and the Chiefs will have their first decision to make on 4th and 1.
Pacheco stopped before the marker after a gain of 1. 3rd and short coming up.
Pacheco again getting 9 yards on first down and he has been on fire to start this game.
2nd and 1 coming up from the TB 34.
Edwards-Helaire gets three yards, but the Bucs were called for a horse collar and the Chiefs get a free 15 yards.
1st and 10 from the TB 43.
Mahomes to Kelce on the TE screen in the flat at that moves the chains on 3rd and 3.
1st and 10 after the 6 yard gain.
Edward-Helaire gets 7 yards on a first down run and the Chiefs will have 2nd and short.
Pacheco takes it back 28 yards to the KC 26 and that's Where Mahomes will take over. They have scored TDs on each of their first three possessions.
Brady hits Evans in the end zone for a 13 yard TD pass and the Bucs get their first touchdown of the game after a six play 75 yard drive.
KC still up by double digits, 21-10 with 8:50 to go in the second quarter.
Brady to Wright out of the backfield and he gets it right to the marker. They will move the chians and the Bucs have 1st and 10 from the 13.
Brady was under pressure, but just got rid of it before taking a sack and the Bucs wil regroup on 2nd and 10.
Brady over the middle to Brate and they move the chains again with the 11 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the KC 23
Brady going deep down the field and looking for Evans for the first time tonight for a 30 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the KC 34
Brady hits Wright, who fumbled on the opening play of the game, and that goes for a 12 yard gain on first down.
1st and 10 from the 37
So here come the Bucs needing something on the offensive end.
1st and 10 frmo the 25
MAHOMES IS NOT HUMAN!!! He has made some incredible plays, but this is the best play I have ever seen him made.
Words can't describe. I will post the clip ASAP so you can enjoy it on repeat over and over and over again.
Chiefs lead 21-3 with 11:26 to go in the second quarter
Mahomes hitting Kelce for 6 yards on 3rd and 2 and the Chiefs move the chains.
1st and Goal from the 2
Valdes-Scantling couldn't reel in the catch in the end zone and it's 3rd and 2
Pacheco picks up his third 8 yard gain of the night and the Chiefs are looking at 2nd and 2 from the TB 8.
Mahomes going for the deep shot to Valdez-Scantling and the Chiefs are back in the red zone for the third time tonight after the 36 yard pitch and catch.
1st and 10 from the TB 16
Mahomes picks up the first down with his feet. He tucked and ran for a 7 yard pick up on 3rd and short.
1st and 10 from the KC 48
The first quarter comes to an end
Pacheco picking up another 8 yards on the ground and the Chiefs will have 3rd and 2 coming up at the start of the second quarter.
Mahomes moving left and throws against his body to Kelce for 7 yards to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the KC 33.
Mahomes squeezes it in to Smith-Schuster on the slant for 13 yards.
2nd and 2 coming up
The Chiefs start their drive from the 18 yard line, but an illegal formation will back KC up tot he 13.
1st and 15 coming up
After an incomplete pass on 2nd and long, Brady looks for Gage on the left side, but he can only pick up 9 yards.
Bucs go 3 and out on their second drive, and KC will get the ball back looking to add to their double digit lead.
Fournette loses a yard on first down, and the offensive line needs to help out the run game, which will loosen up the passing game.
2nd and 12 from the TB 23.
Brady and the Bucs take the field and will start their drive fro the 25.
For the second time this quarter, the Chiefs get into the end zone! This time it's Edwards-Helaire punching in the touchdown from three yards out.
Kansas City lead 14-3 with 4:01 to go in the first quarter.
Mahomes on the QB keeper from the shot gun. He runs left and slides after a gain of 9.
2nd and 1 from the TB 3
Edwards-Helaire busts a run up the middle for a gain of 20 on 3rd and 10 and the Chiefs are back in the red zone.
1st and 10 from the TB 12.
Pacheco picks up 8 yards on first down and the Chiefs are in TB territory.
2nd and 2 from the TB 33
First incomplete pass of the night for Mahomes as Kelce couldn't bring in the 2nd and 10 pass, but he makes up for it on the next play with a 3 yard catch on 3rd and 10.
UNBELIVEABLE FROM MAHOMES ON THIRD AND INCHES!!!
He was wrapped up in the backfield but kept his feet and somehow got the pass off and completed it to Smith-Schuster for a four yard gain.
1st and 10 coming up from the KC 46.
Mahomes going back to Kelce for the third time tonight and that will bring up 3rd and 1 after a 5 yard gain.
KC take their first time out before the 3rd and short attempt.
Pass to the flat to Hardman, and the WR takes it four yards before getting taken down.
2nd and 6 from the KC 37
Mahomes back to Kelce on first down and that goes for a gain of 12.
1st and 10 from the KC 33
Here come Mahomes and the Chiefs taking over from the 21 after a 22 yard return from Pacheco.
FIELD GOAL BUCS!!!
Succop nails the 45 yard field goal and the Bucs are on the board. The offense looked good on the opening drive, but Tampa Bay has been getting to used to kicking field goals when getting into opponents territory.
Chiefs lead 7-3 with 10:12 left in the 4th quarter.
Pass to Fournette out of the backfield and the RB is stopped at the line of scrimmage as the defense read the play.
4th and 4 and the Bucs will kick the FG
After Fournette was wrapped up for a 4 yard loss, Brady finds Godwin on the slant pattern for a 10 yard gain.
3rd and 4 coming up.
Brady looking for Brate on the left sideline and this is a much better start to the game then they had last Sunday against the Packers.
1st and 10 from teh KC 34 after the 10 yard gain.
Screen pass for Fournette and he had some blockers out in front that helped him pick up a big chunk of 25 yards.
1st and 10 from the KC 44.
Wright takes it out of the end zone again and this time holds on to the ball and takes it to the TB 28.
Here come Brady and the Bucs, can they wake the offense up?
TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY!!!
Two plays after the fumble Mahomes hits Kelce over the middle and the big tight end leaps over a defender and into the end zone for a 16 yard TD reception!
What a start to this game for KC who lead 7-0 after just 46 seconds.
It's a disasterous start for the Tampa Bay Bucs, who received the ball to start the game and Wright fumbled it after. he took it out of the end zone.
KC recovers the ball and will take over from the TB 21.
We are underway from Tampa Bay!!!
One team will drop down to even on the season while the other will improve to 3-1.
Will the defense be the differnece tonight?
The Chiefs defense was their liability last year, and while their numbers aren’t in the top of the league they are not losing games for Kansas City, like they did a season ago. They only have two take aways, but one of them essentially won the game against the Chargers when rookie Jaylen Waton took an interception 99 yard for a touchdown.
The Bucs have eight takeaways which is tops in the league, and they are tied for first in fumble recoveries (3), and tied for second in interceptions (5). What’s even more impressive is the Chiefs are only allowing 9 points a game.
When will Bucs offense come to life?
The Buccaneers have had a slow offensive start to this season, they are 24th in scoring offense (17 points per game), 22nd in passing offense (211.3 yards per game), and 25th in rushing offense (86 yards per game). Tom Brady was one of the favorites to the MVP this year, but his numbers are well below his norm. The blame doesn’t fall all on the No. 12’s shoulders, his offensive line has been dreadful to start the season. Is tonight the night that Brady and the Bucs turn on the offense?
Top tier quarterbacks under the lights tonight
Brady and Mahomes have squared off just twice, and each has a win to their name, although Brady got the all important win in Super Bowl LV a couple years ago. This year Brady has just three touchdowns and 673 yards through three games. Mahomes has 857 yards, eight touchdowns and just one interception.
Last meeting between these two
The last time the Bucs and the Chiefs met was in the Super Bowl two years ago. The Bucs won that game 31-9 as Brady won his seventh ring and his fifth Super Bowl MVP. The Bucs defense stopped Kansas City’s high powered offense, limiting the Chiefs to just three field goals all game. Brady had just 201 yards passing but threw three touchdowns as the Bucs cruised to victory.
All eyes were on Hurricane Ian as the Bucs prepared for this massive early season match up against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was announced that if the game couldn’t be played in Raymond James Stadium, then the Sunday Night matchup would have been moved to Minnesota. Tampa Bay was lucky to avoid the full force of the storm, and the game will be played from the Bucs home stadium as the city is still feeling the affects of Hurricane Ian.
Bucs back home after long week
There were plenty of questions about where this game would be played, but Tom Brady and the Bucs were not forced to relocate for this game after Hurricane Ian hit south of Tampa, saving the city from the brunt of the storm .
KC is in the building
The Chiefs come into Raymond James Stadium looking to get back into the win column, and it’ be on this man’s shoulders to right the ship. Patrick Mahomes threw his first interception of the season on the final play of the game last week.
Chiefs last week
Kansas City dropped their first game of the season to the previously winless Indianapolis Colts last week. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense had an off day, but it was the special teams that lost the game for Kansas City. The game started off with a muffed punt that led to a Colts TD in the first three minutes of the game. Then the Chiefs fake field goal attempt failed in at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Five minutes later, with a four point lead, the Matt Ammendola missed a field goal that led to the Colts taking the late lead to drop the Chiefs to 2-1.
BUCS LAST WEEK
It’s been ten days since the Bucs last played and they have had over a week to dwell on their terrible offensive performance against Green Bay last Thursday night. Tampa Bay scored just 12 points against the Packers defense, and didn’t get into the end zone until there were 14 seconds left in the game. The Bucs defense kept them in the game, but for a third straight week the offense failed to impress.
We are live from Raymond James
Hello everyone and welcome to Tampa Bay where Tom Brady and the Bucs will face one of the best quarterbacks in the league for a second straight week. Both the Bucs and the Chiefs are coming off of Week 3 losses and looking to bounce back under the lights of Sunday Night Football.
Chiefs vs. Bucs
It’s Brady vs. Mahomes tonight from Raymond James as two Super Bowl hopefuls go toe-to-toe on Sunday Night Football. The 2-1 Kansas City Chiefs take on the 2-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers from Raymond James Stadium. AS English will be with you all night providing live coverage, stats, highlights and analysis of tonight’s match up in west Florida.