KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs looked as if they were two entirely different teams in their season opener. The first three quarters, they looked like a team that might not win another game, blowing assignments and getting dominated at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. The final quarter, they looked as if they might never lose.
Ultimately, the Chiefs’ 33-27 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers was a microcosm of last season, when they started off 1-5 before rattling off 11 straight wins into the playoffs.
The Chiefs may have plenty to learn from their ugly start Sunday, but they at least can go to school with a 1-0 record. And ultimately, their ability to rally in the fourth quarter showed just how potent they can be once things start clicking. Coach Andy Reid says ultimately it’s just one of 16 games even though the first game can be “overrated a little bit.”