How was your week

Posted: September 17, 2022 by Sports Time Radio in sports

Thursday night the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Los Angeles Chargers 27-24. Kansas City improved to 2-0 while the Chargers dropped to 1-1. This early in the season the outcome of the game isn’t too important, but what might factor into the Chargers season is that their franchise quarterback Justin Herbert was injured in the game.

Herbert was injured in the 4th quarter of Thursday night’s game, but only missed one play. It was originally thought the Herbert had broken his ribs, but further medical evaluation discovered that he suffered a fracture in his rib cartilage. While no injury is good it appears as though Herbert suffered the lesser of two evils. If he had broken a rib he might’ve miss some time, but since he’s dealing with a rib cartilage fracture, he is considered day to day and with the extra time it looks as though he’ll play in the Chargers Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaquars.

Even while dealing with an injury Herbert still threw for 334 yards and 3 touchdowns. He did however throw 1 interception that was returned 99 yards by Jaylen Watson for a Kansas City touchdown.

On the other side Patrick Mahomes had a very solid game. Mahomes completed 24 of his 35 pass attempts for 235 yards and 2 touchdowns. Not the gaudy numbers that Mahomes sometimes puts up, but he didn’t turn the football over,

Kansas City will take their 2-0 record on the road for a Week 3 match up in Indianapolis against the Colts. The Colts are coming off of a 20-20 tie in Week 1 against the Houston Texans. Indianapolis will look for its first win as they play on the road against the 0-1 Jacksonville Jaquars.

Interestingly in the Week 2 schedule there are two Monday Night football games. ESPN will show the Tennessee Titans at the Buffalo Bills while ABC is showing the Minnesota Vikings at the Philadelphia Eagles. The Tennessee/Buffalo game starts at 7:15 p.m. while the Vikings/Eagles game has a start time of 8:15 p.m.

Now I remember the networks showing two Monday Night football games to start the season, but I don’t remember them doing it in the second week of the season. I guess it’s possible that they’re doing it this way because there was just one Monday Night football game in Week 1.

The Sunday night football game has the Green Bay Packers hosting the Chicago Bears. Green Bay is coming off of a very poor performance in Week 1 that has a lot of people questioning how Aaron Rodgers will handle any struggles with his new young group of wide receivers. The Bears are coming off of a Week 1 upset of the San Francisco 49ers and I guess will see how much the bad weather the Bears played in last Sunday had to do with them winning that game.

I would fully expect the Packers to play better than they did in Week 1 as the more familiar Rodgers and his wide receivers become the better the Green Bay offense should look. You do have to wonder if things would’ve been different for the Packers last week had rookie wide receiver Christian Watson not dropped what would’ve been a sure touchdown pass on their first offensive play of the game.

What is going to become annoying very quickly when it comes to Packers games is if they continue to compare Davante Adams statistics to the Green Bay wide receivers. None of these guys are going to be able to replace Adams and while I’m sure they’ll have their good games this season they’ll never be on the same level as Adams, so there’s really no comparison.

Adams is a true #1 wide receiver who was targeted 17 times in the Las Vegas Raiders Week 1 loss to the Chargers. In total Packers wide receivers where targeted 16 times in their Week 1 game.

Sadly, I think we’re going to have to deal with whatever network is showing the Packers game making these comparisons all season long.

Let me know if there’s anything you’re looking forward to in Week 2 of the NFL season.

Don’t forget to look for me on Twitter, I’m @Burketime.

Comments
  1. I don’t expect an upset tomorrow night but I was quite surprised at how high the point spread was for the Packers-Bears game.
    Both teams have some new faces so maybe the game will be a lot closer than the experts think although the final result will probably be another win for Green Bay.

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