Saints sputter against Chiefs


  • Chiefs come in as the #1 seed in the AFC, Saints are #2 seed in NFC

  • Drew Brees returns after breaking 11 ribs against 49ers on Nov. 15

  • 4th qtr. huge loss for the Chiefs: HB Clyde Edwards-Helaire lands awkwardly with just under six minutes left on the clock, leaves the field without putting any weight on his left leg

1st Half

  • Brees is picked off at the 39 yard line by L'Jarius Sneed, setting up a TE Travis Kelce fumble recovery 31 yard TD, that is overturned after HB Le'veon Bell was ruled down

  • 6:18 Q1, Patrick Mahomes connects with WR Tyreek Hill for the five yard score to put the Chiefs on the board (7-0 Kansas City)

  • Kelce runs in the one yard score to start the second quarter (14-0)

  • Brees finds WR Emmanuel Sanders for the 51-yd pickup which led to Taysom Hill's 1-yard TD (14-7)

  • Final play of the half: the Saints kick off to KC's Demarcus Robinson for no return. The ball is poked out and is almost recovered in the end zone by the Saints for a TD, but goes out of bounds for the safety. (14-9 HALF)

2nd Half

  • Opening drive: the Saints capitalize on three costly Chiefs penalties, setting up HB Latavius Murray's 24-yard TD and unsuccessful two point conversion (15-14 New Orleans)

  • Mahomes finds Mecole Hardman in the back of the end zone for a five yard TD (21-15 Kansas City)

  • Le'Veon Bell walks in the 13-yard TD and a successful two-point conversion after Cameron Jordan picked up a costly penalty call that disqualified him for the remainder of the game (29-15)

  • Mahomes is sacked and fumbles the ball at his own 22, recovered by Kwon Alexander at the 25

  • Kamara finds the end zone from 14 yards out to put the Saints within seven (29-22)

  • Mahomes counters with a 24-yard run to the 20 yard line, before the Chiefs settle for a 22 yard field goal (32-22)

  • Brees finds Jared Cook for a massive 21-yard 4th down conversion to put the Saints over midfield. A 17-yard TD pass to Lil' Jordan Humphrey puts the Saints within three before the two-minute mark. (32-29 FINAL)


Kansas City

  • Patrick Mahomes: 26/47 for 232 yards and three TDs

  • Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 14 carries for 79 yards

  • Travis Kelce: eight receptions for 68 yards for one TD

  • L'Jarius Sneed: one pick and one sack

New Orleans

  • Drew Brees: 15/34 for 225 yards for three TDs and one INT

  • Alvin Kamara: 11 carries for 54 yards

  • Emmanuel Sanders: four reception for 76 yards

  • Trey Hendrickson and Carl Granderson: one sack each

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