The Kansas City Chiefs’ quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions hit a rocky start at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on Thursday.
Playing without tight end Travis Kelce and defensive tackle Chris Jones, the Chiefs failed on two potential go-ahead drives in the fourth quarter, falling to Detroit 21-20. The Chiefs’ defense allowed only two touchdowns in Jones’ absence, but a rough offensive showing — that included a tipped ball for a pick-six — was the story of the game.
The Chiefs’ grade card (via Blair Kerkhoff)? It had a couple F’s for the offense.
As mentioned, there were plenty of storylines for the Chiefs heading into their season opener, including a pair of notable happenings off the field. The Chris Jones holdout has continued into the regular season — and he watched Thursday’s game from the stands. Meanwhile, Kelce (knee injury) was officially ruled out about 90 minutes before kickoff.
Nevertheless, Thursday’s game produced plenty of exciting moments, including a pregame banner reveal for KC’s Super Bowl LVII victory. Take a look back at the action as it happened with The Star’s live blog from the season opener against the Lions...
Live updates from Chiefs vs. Lions (Thursday Night Football)
Follow along as the Kansas City Chiefs begin their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions against the Detroit Lions.