Pondering Patrick Mahomes can do something with anybody appeared wayward final night time.
This about sums it up:
The entire recreation shifted on this one play, and if it wasn’t that one:
Kansas Metropolis had survived a gap proper hook from the Lions, and originally of the second half had a landing lead and the ball when Kadarius Toney determined to volleyball set one to Brian Department. KC was solely down one when Toney forgot how his arms labored and that was about that. There’s no have to overplay this, because the Chiefs held the Lions beneath 4 yards per carry and to 21 factors with their finest defensive participant at house ready for his verify. Toney catches both of those passes and KC virtually definitely wins.
We all know how this goes from right here although. Kansas Metropolis can have perhaps one other rocky recreation or two within the opening few video games as a result of usually defending champs get slightly bored in September and October and attempt to recalibrate what they’ve from what they misplaced from the earlier season. Andy Reid can have a tetchy press convention someplace in there, whereas Mahomes will guarantee everybody that every thing is okay. After which the receivers will develop, and with extra reps change into extra snug, and Travis Kelce will probably be again. By the point we get to December, it’ll look similar to it has the previous 5 years. You’ve seen this film.
Most likely why it’s finest to get pleasure from it at the moment. Even when it’ll make for some obnoxious Detroiters for the subsequent few weeks whereas they ignore that the Purple Wings will suck once more.
Fossil gas protestors delay Gauff-Muchova semifinals
The ladies’s semifinals contained nearly a little bit of every thing on Thursday night time. Topped off with the primary one between Coco Gauff and Karolina Muchova being delayed practically an hour due to some environmental protesters. That was highlighted by considered one of them gluing his toes to the concrete ground of Arthur Ashe. Which…ouch?
Protesting isn’t about doing it the place it’s handy, and these 4 will definitely have grabbed a good quantity of consideration. How a lot that does to unravel local weather change? More debatable, however A for effort.
Coco Gauff continues her run
As for the precise match, Gauff continued her run over the normally fairly artful Muchova in straight units. She had to make use of slightly extra selection than in earlier rounds the place she had simply mainly pushed her opponents off the course, going to a fairly crazy/spinny forehand to maintain Muchova off-balance. It’s having that quantity of instruments that has prompted Gauff to play one of the best tennis of her profession thus far.
It gained’t be an All-American remaining although, as Aryna Sabalenka proved within the second semi that changing into No. 1 on this planet, as she is going to do when this match is over, is about much more than simply taking part in sensible tennis as she overcame herself and Madison Keys. Sabalenka was turned to mush within the first set by Keys, dropping 6-0 as Keys couldn’t miss and Sabalenka couldn’t hit a bull within the ass with a snow shovel. Sabalenka made 12 unforced errors in that first set as Keys piled up 12 winners, which basically provides as much as a bagel. Keys’s forehand was a doomsday system.
Sadly, Keys will probably be up all night time and doubtless a number of extra as she served for the match and a return to the ultimate at 5-3 within the second, and misplaced it as love. Sabalenka wasn’t sensible within the second set till the tiebreaker (7-1), however piling up sufficient wins to change into No. 1 means realizing the way to hold round simply lengthy sufficient and simply shut sufficient even when you’ll be able to’t discover your recreation to take your alternatives. It’s the definition of grinding, which Sabalenka did.
The third set was an indication of energy tennis from each, as there’s little subtlety to both’s recreation after they’re on. Sabalenka was damaged early within the set however broke again, and as soon as once more within the tiebreak, she was immovable (10-4). She even overcame pondering she had it gained on the regular 7:
It’s Sabalenka’s second Grand Slam remaining of the yr, and she or he’s made the semis in all 4. She demonstrated why by merely gutting it out with so many issues malfunctioning, and giving a harsh lesson to Keys about what the highest of the sport appears to be like like.
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