After Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minnesota and Buffalo, the Kansas City Chiefs in turn qualified for the NFL play-offs on Sunday during the 15th day of the regular season. But they suffered to beat the Houston Texans (30-24 ap), yet the worst team in the Championship. Last week, the Texas franchise had already managed to annoy Dallas. Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 336 yards and two touchdown passes. But it was Jerick McKinnon who scored the winning TD in overtime, on a 26-yard run.
Tom Brady loses four balls
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ difficult season continues. At home, Tom Brady and his teammates were beaten by the Cincinnati Bengals (34-23). However, they led 17-0 in the first period, before conceding 34 points. Tampa Bay actually crashed in the third quarter, committing three fumbles and an interception. Over the entire match, Brady lost the ball four times. Cincinnati QB Joe Burrow threw four touchdowns. The Bengals are on a six-game winning streak and are closing in on the playoffs.
Worst NFL team in the last two years, the Jacksonville Jaguars can dream of the final stages this time. After Las Vegas, Baltimore and Tennessee, they won against the Dallas Cowboys (40-34 ap). The end of the game was thrilling. The Texans first led 27-10, then Jacksonville passed (31-27). Dallas regained control, before the Jaguars snatched overtime on a field goal scored at the last second. An interception return from Rashawn Jenkins then gave the victory to Floridians.
Detroit still winner
Philadelphia, the best team of the season, painfully won in Chicago (25-20). Jalen Hurts, his quarterback, conceded two interceptions, but scored his team’s three TDs while running. Detroit, also very weak in recent years, can also dream of the play-offs. By winning at the New York Jets (20-17), the Michigan franchise won a sixth victory in seven games. A 51-yard touchdown from Brock Wright 1’49” from the end of the game allowed Detroit to win. The Jets then missed a field goal.
The Los Angeles Chargers can also believe in the play-offs, after their victory against Tennessee (17-14). The Californians made the difference with a successful three-point kick with four seconds remaining. Finally Las Vegas also won late in the game, on a fumble return from 48 yards from Chandler Jones, at the last second. Monday, the 15th day will end with the displacement of the Los Angeles Rams to Green Bay.