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NFL Week 3 grades: Chiefs get a ‘D’ after upset loss to Colts, Dolphins earn an ‘A’ for upsetting Bills

by Atlanta Business Journal

It’s not often you see the Kansas City Chiefs fully implode, but that’s exactly what happened on Sunday during the team’s shocking 20-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. There was an offensive implosion, a defensive implosion and even a special teams implosion that might have actually been the worst one of all. 

Offensively, the Colts defense seemed to frustrate Patrick Mahomes, who threw for just 84 yards in the first half. As Mahomes headed to the locker room at halftime, his frustrations seemed to boil over. The Chiefs quarterback got into a spat with offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who decided to let the clock run out at the end of the half instead of trying to get into field goal range even though the Chiefs only needed about 25 yards to have a shot at a kick. 

Despite the offense’s rough day, the Chiefs still had a chance to get this game into overtime, but those chances went out the window when Mahomes threw an interception on Kansas City’s final offensive play of the game. 

The only thing uglier than Kansas City’s offensive play in this game was their special teams play. In what can only be described as a disaster, the special teams unit basically cost Kansas City the game. The horrid special teams play started in the first quarter when Skyler Moore muffed a punt that gave the Colts possession at Kansas City’s 4-yard line. 

The Colts would score a touchdown three plays after the muffed punt to take an early 7-0 lead. As if that wasn’t bad enough, kicker Matt Ammendola missed both an extra point AND a field goal, which was obviously costly in a game where the Chiefs only lost by three points. The missed field goal came from just 34 yards away. 

The Chiefs field goal team was also involved in one of the more bizarre calls of the day. With Kansas City facing a fourth-and-11, the Chiefs lined up for a 42-yard field goal, but Ammendola never got to attempt the kick because Andy Reid CALLED FOR A FAKE and things did not end well. 

Between the fake field goal, the missed field goal and the missed extra point, that’s seven points the Chiefs left on the field. The Chiefs defense also made a costly mistake and we’ll talk about that below in our weekly grades. 

Alright, let’s get to the grades for every game from Week 3. If you’re looking for a deeper dive on the Browns‘ 29-17 win over the Steelers that was played on Thursday, be sure to click here.

Indianapolis 20-17 over Kansas City

Chiefs-Colts grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Cincinnati 27-12 over N.Y. Jets

Bengals-Jets grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Tennessee 24-22 over Las Vegas

Raiders-Titans grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Chicago 23-20 over Houston

Texans-Bears grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Carolina 22-14 over New Orleans

Saints-Panthers grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Miami 21-19 over Buffalo

Bills-Dolphins grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Baltimore 37-26 over New England

Patriots-Ravens grades by Tyler Sullivan (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Minnesota 28-24 over Detroit

Lions-Vikings grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Philadelphia 24-8 over Washington

Eagles-Commanders grades by Jeff Kerr (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

L.A. Rams 20-12 over Arizona

Cardinals-Rams grades by Bryan DeArdo (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Green Bay 14-12 over Tampa Bay

Packers-Buccaneers grades by Jordan Dajani (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Atlanta 27-23 over Seattle

Falcons-Seahawks grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

Jacksonville 38-10 over L.A. Chargers

Jaguars-Chargers grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

 Denver 11-10 over San Francisco

49ers-Broncos grades by John Breech (Love the grades? Hate the grades? Let him know on Twitter.)

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