It has already been a stressful evening on Monday Night Football. Opening drives by the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs ended in punts. The second offensive drive by both teams resulted in touchdowns. During the second quarter, both sides traded interceptions.
Let's start with Philly's.
A.J. Brown beat L'Jarius Sneed for what should have been a touchdown. Jalen Hurts didn't toss the throw he wanted. Sneed was the beneficiary, though much of social media had a problem with K.C. being awarded the ball after A.J. ripped it away.
Eagles fans and the media didn't like the referees' decision to award the ball to K.C. In the end, it appears the guys in stripes made the right call. A little shin-to-shin contact means Sneed was down by contact.
Fear not! On the ensuing drive, Kevin Byard came up huge. The former Tennessee Titan gets his first pick as an Eagle!
And, just like that, we seal the deal on what is now Jalen Hurts' ninth interception thrown on the season and another miscue by Patrick Mahomes. At the time this story was written and published, the second quarter was wrapping, and the second half still needed to be played. The winner of this one will spend plenty of time in the cold tub.
The Philadelphia Eagles are knee-deep in what's becoming a dog fight down in Missouri.