The Kansas City Chiefs won a 34-28 overtime thriller against the Los Angeles Chargers thanks to a walk-off 34-yard Travis Kelce touchdown. Former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer has barely left the building and reporters and interim head coach Darrell Bevel are already laughing at his expense. And the NFL is changing the rules to allow players infected with COVID-19 to return to team activities more quickly. PLUS: Find out why Patrick Mahomes might go full Aaron Rodgers on his brother, Jackson.
JOE BUCK: --shy of Otis Taylor. Here is Kelce. Still going. Still going. Kelce, goodnight. Touchdown. Chiefs win it.
JARED QUAY: Last night's game between the Chiefs and the Chargers was for control of the AFC West, and boy did it live up to the hype. That was like a whole nother game being played in the fourth quarter with 29 points being scored between the two teams.
JOE BUCK: Pass is caught by Kelce. Touchdown, Kansas City.
JARED QUAY: And of course the game had to go into overtime. Kansas City did just enough to pull off the victory thanks to a career-high 191 receiving yards by Travis Kelce.
JOE BUCK: Kelce still rumbling. Inside the 5. Down near the 1.
JARED QUAY: We should also mention that Justin Herbert has thrown for the most yards of any quarterback in their first two seasons. And there's still three games left, so needless to say, the young fellow is balling. He's just getting started.
While Patrick Mahomes was busy playing on Thursday Night Football, his brother Jackson, who is known for his TikTok antics, may have been reading an apology issued by a Kansas City bar. They apologized for setting boundaries that Jackson ignored and being a small business that Jackson tried to crush with his entitlement. Wait, that ain't no apology.
The younger Mahomes brother just got destroyed by a bar, yo. Yo, if Jackson ain't careful, Patrick going to have to go full Aaron Rodgers and cut Jackson out completely. Sorry, I don't know who this Jackson is. He's not my brother.
You might have heard this little story where Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer was fired.
JARED QUAY: It comes after a laundry list full of just plain weird [BLEEP] from signing Tim Tebow to being accused of kicking place kicker Josh Lambo. Oh, and calling his assistants losers.
JARED QUAY: Well, one of those losers just took over Urban's old job. Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has officially been announced as interim head coach, and the press conference started off with a little bit of a bang.
- I think you got a really good chance of finishing with more career wins as an interim coach than Urban had as a head coach.
DARRELL BEVELL: Nothing-- I won't say anything.
JARED QUAY: Yo! Old coach hasn't been out the building for five minutes and they already roasting his ass. But if anyone deserves it, it's Urban.
- You deserve it.
JARED QUAY: If you've been paying any attention, you know that COVID is spreading fast as hell, and the NFL is seeing a massive spike in positive tests this week. So the league is in full crisis mode management.
- Red alert.
JARED QUAY: For this week's games, they're going old school, like 2020 old school where masks were worn indoors and no more eating in groups and only 15 people in the weight room at a time.
JARED QUAY: After that, the league is changing its rules to get infected players back on the field faster.
- Wait, what?
JARED QUAY: Beginning Monday, if a player is vaccinated and asymptomatic for 24 hours, they only need one negative test and one negative rapid-result swab to get back in the action. Also, players who are technically positive but have a low viral load will be allowed back too.
- Never tell me the odds.
JARED QUAY: I don't know exactly what the hell all this means or if all this [BLEEP] is going to work or put everyone back in the hospital, but what I do know is I cannot lose my fantasy-football playoffs this week, so we need football playing, all right.