It was a lot of short passes from Alex Smith on the 13-play, 68-yard drive.
Washington 17, Chiefs 14: Vernon Davis used to be one of the most dangerous tight ends in the league. We got a reminder of that in vintage style Monday with an incredible 69-yard catch-and-run that set up Washington’s second touchdown of the game. Ryan Grant scored the touchdown with a reception from 3 yards out, but Davis did the hard work to make it happen. He’s still got wheels.
Chiefs 14, Washington 10: Washington almost had a huge goal line stop, but Preston Smith was ruled offsides on third-and-goal. That gave the Chiefs a second chance half the distance to the goal, and Alex Smith punched it in from 1-yard out to put the Chiefs ahead. That’s the 14th rushing touchdown of Smith’s career.
Washington 10, Chiefs 7: In an update coming out of halftime, it was revealed on Monday Night Football that Josh Norman is undergoing x-rays and could end up missing multiple weeks with a rib injury. He won’t be returning for the second half against Kansas City.
And yes, the first month of the 2017 season has been a disaster, but are the Giants really that far from fixing their problems and being an NFC East contender again in 2018? The defense was No. 2 in points allowed last year and still has all the important pieces like Landon Collins, Olivier Vernon, and Janoris Jenkins.
Injuries happen and if the receivers come back healthy next year, the Giants would be in much better position to recreate their 11-5 season from 2016 than they would with Webb, Geno Smith, a rookie, or any free agent signing.
It’s also possible that Manning would nix any trade. He negotiated a no-trade clause in his deal in 2015 and has told reporters he has no interest in playing elsewhere (although, that’s really the only correct answer).