Two fourth-quarter touchdowns by the Kansas City Chiefs enabled them to break open a tight game and pull away from the visiting Philadelphia Eagles for a 27-20 victory Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Eagles (1-1) pulled even at 13-all when Jake Elliott kicked a 40-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. But the Chiefs (2-0) capitalized on an interception of quarterback Carson Wentz to go ahead for good, tight end Travis Kelce finishing the short, 31-yard drive by catching a shovel pass and rumbling the rest of the way for a 15-yard TD. The last 4 of those yards were spent in the air as he leaped over defenders for the score.
The sealed it with 2:14 remaining when another short-field drive resulted in a touchdown. This time, Kareem Hunt finished it off with a 2-yard burst.
Until the fourth quarter, the Eagles defense dominated, holding the Chiefs to 11 first downs and 251 yards.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith completed 21 of 28 passes for 251 yards and a touchdown. Though he was sacked four times, his ability to break Vinny Curry's grasp on what would have been the fifth proved to be the turning point. Instead of likely having to punt from near midfield in a game that was still deadlocked, they had a first down at the Eagles' 20 and scored two plays later.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was 25-of-45 for 333 yards, two TDs and an interception. He hit Nelson Agholor with a 9-yard scoring strike to set the final score with 8 seconds remaining.
The Eagles followed with a successful onside kick, giving them possession again at the Chiefs' 39 with 5 seconds remaining, but a last-chance pass into the end zone fell incomplete.