Chiefs prevail despite Kelce ejection

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Aug 10, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Nick Foles (4) talks to media after the Kansas City Chiefs training camp presented by Mosaic Life Care at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Good teams find a way to win the ugly ones.

19-14 is simply too close of a game when you have a +4 turnover margin. Kansas City began Sunday’s matchup missing major components and ended the game with even less. Jeremy Maclin, who entered the match up listed as questionable, left the game early due to an existing groin injury.

Later in the game, star tight end Travis Kelce was ejected from the game. After frustration with the referee, Kelce turned and threw his flag at a ref. There was no hesitation from the umpire as Kelce was removed from play leaving the Chiefs without their starting quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end.


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The offense struggled to overcome such a loss as they managed only 231 yards of total offense and had a third down conversion rate of 7.1 percent. You read that right, 7.1 percent.

The Chiefs expect a majority of their star power back next week as the Chiefs improve to 6-2 as they head to Charlotte, NC to play the Carolina Panthers.

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