Week 3 Live Blog: Kansas City Chiefs at Baltimore Ravens
Tucker D. Franklin
FINAL: Chiefs 34, Ravens 20
4:55 4Q: Kansas City's defense forces a turnover on downs and the Chiefs will look to milk the clock.
8:14 4Q: Mahomes finds Eric Fisher for a 2-yard touchdown pass and they now have their two-possession lead back with about eight minutes to play.
Chiefs 34, Ravens 20.
9:03 4Q: The Chiefs are on a big fat drive trying to suck up some clock. They take a timeout as they inch closer to the endzone.
14:55 4Q: Jackson finds Nick Boyle in the endzone for a touchdown and we have ourselves a game. Tucker's PAT is good.
Chiefs 27, Ravens 20.
END OF THIRD: The Chiefs lead by 14 but the Ravens are knocking on the door. I would be surprised if they don't find the endzone here.
Chiefs 27, Ravens 13.
3:01 3Q: Baltimore forces a turnover on downs and will take over at midfield and try to shave more off the Chiefs' lead.
6:13 3Q: The Ravens can't find the endzone. Justin Tucker knocks another one through the uprights to cut the lead to two touchdowns.
Chiefs 27, Ravens 13.
10:22 3Q: Kansas City announces L'Jarius Sneed is out for the game.
12:43 2Q: Baltimore gets a fumble from the Chiefs offense. It could be what they need to get some momentum as the Chiefs looked like they were rolling. The Ravens will get the ball on their 21.
15:00 2Q: The Chiefs will start the second half with the ball.
HALFTIME: Kansas City looked like they were going to add more points but Butker missed a 42-yard field goal. Chiefs take the lead into the break.
Chiefs 27, Ravens 10
1:11 2Q: Some good news and some bad news.
Good news: Chris Jones forces a fumble and the Chiefs start another drive near midfield.
1:48 2Q: It's becoming too easy. Mahomes finds Hardman for a 49-yard touchdown pass to bolster the Chiefs' lead.
Chiefs 27, Ravens 10.
2:00 2Q: Oh boy, this is starting to get nasty. The Chiefs are driving and they get the ball at the half.
4:39 2Q: Baltimore's offense is making the Chiefs defense look elite. Another stop for Kansas City puts the offense's drive in their own territory.
6:40 2Q: Tyreek Hill gets his third touchdown grab in as many games and it comes over Marcus Peters. Mahomes is looking *chef's kiss*. Butker hits the PAT.
Chiefs 20, Ravens 10.
10:17 2Q: The defense is hitting tonight. A big play from Tedric Thompson leads to a fourth down and the Chiefs drive will start at their 27-yard line.
11:06 2Q: A three and out for the Chiefs after the big play from the Ravens. Baltimore will take over on their 27.
12:40 2Q: The Ravens get the first kick return for a touchdown in the league this year as Devin Duvernay returns the kickoff 93-yards for a score. The PAT is good.
Chiefs 13, Ravens 10.
12:52 2Q: For the second time in two drives, the Chiefs find the endzone. Mahomes uses the shovel pass to find Anthony Sherman for the score. Butker hits his PAT this time. Kansas City up 10.
Chiefs 13, Ravens 3.
END OF FIRST: Kansas City is driving and is eyeing another trip to the endzone. Mahomes just became the fastest quarterback to reach 10,000 passing yards in league history.
Chiefs 6, Ravens 3
4:12 1Q: The Chiefs defense puts together a solid stand aided by a questionable penalty on the Ravens but they'll take it. Kansas City will take over on its 32-yard line.
6:36 1Q: A good return on the kickoff starts the Ravens drive at their 34-yard line.
6:43 1Q: Phew, that looked to easy. Mahomes caps off a 75-yard drive with a 3-yard run. Butker misses the PAT.
Chiefs 6, Ravens 0.
9:20 1Q: A Tucker touchback gives the Chiefs the ball on their 25-yard line for their first drive.
9:20 1Q: Really a win for the Chiefs defense. Justin Tucker knocks in a field goal to give the Ravens an early lead.
Ravens 3, Chiefs 0.
13:45 1Q: Kansas City starts with Fenton and Sneed at their cornerback positions but the Ravens have opted to run all over them instead of throwing the ball yet.
15:00 1Q: The Ravens will have the ball on their 25-yard line to start the game.
7:01 PM: Everyone on ESPN's Monday Night Football crew has picked the Ravens to win tonight's matchup.
Let's check on the Arrowhead Report crew and see how they're handling the news
6:42 PM: The Kansas City Star's Vahe Gregorian reports backup utility lineman Mike Remmers is in at right guard to replace Wylie during team offense practice.
Pregame: The Kansas City Chiefs announce their inactive players for tonight's contest and one comes as a surprise.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team fears it's appendicitis for Wylie. As the game nears closer, it's uncertain who the Chiefs will start at right guard.
For the second time in as many weeks, the Kansas City Chiefs hit the road. This time the Chiefs travel to the East Coast where they will take on the Baltimore Ravens on ESPN's Monday Night Football.
How to watch:
Time: 7 p.m. CT
TV Channel: ESPN, ABC
Live Stream: ESPN
Listen: 106.5 The Wolf
ESPN has featured a new Monday Night Football commentator team for 2020. Leading the coverage will be Steve Levy on play-by-play with Brian Griese and Louis Riddick as analysts.
Emmy-winning reporter Lisa Salters has returned to the sidelines for her ninth season while officiating analyst John Parry is back for his second year.
This will be the third time quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson have squared off in the regular season and the second time the matchup has occurred in the third week of the season. Mahomes has gotten the better of his younger counterpart in the first two meetings.
Not only do both teams bring in incredible talent at the quarterback position, but some historical kickers are on both sides as well. After a 3-for-3 performance and three consecutive field goals made from further than 50 yards in overtime last week, kicker Harrison Butker is being acknowledged as another wrinkle in the Chiefs offense. For the Ravens, kicker Justin Tucker is the most accurate placekicker in NFL history.
In the injury department, defensive end Alex Okafor has been ruled out of the game but cornerback Charvarius Ward and wide receiver Sammy Watkins were listed as questionable. Linebacker Dorian O'Daniel popped up on the injury report this week and is questionable for tonight as well.
For more on the Chiefs' injury report and what to expect from the questionable players tonight, click here.