TV Schedule: Sunday, Sept. 15, 1:00 p.m. ET, FOX
Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
Weather: Low 62, High 78
Line: Chiefs (-2.5)
The Dallas Cowboys took advantage of six New York Giants turnovers in week one, leading to a close 36-31 victory. The game wasn’t pretty, in fact it was relatively ugly. Tony Romo completed 36 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns although he suffered a pretty rough injury in the second quarter in which he was hit from both sides after passing the ball. DeMarco Murray was impressive in week one, rushing the ball 20 times for 86 yards with no touchdowns — those will come with time. Superstar wide out Dez Bryant had an injury in the game that led to frustrations following a 22-yard performance.
On the other side of the field, the Kansas City Chiefs look like serious playoff contenders even after a 2-14 finish in 2012. The Chiefs were led by new quarterback Alex Smith who was acquired this offseason to give the offense a solid option at QB that they seemingly haven’t had in recent memory. Smith passed for 173 yards and two touchdowns in the win, spreading the ball out to nine different receivers — six of which had more than one catch. Jamaal Charles looked solid in the opener, rushing for 77 yards and a touchdown while leading the run game.
Defensively, the Chiefs held the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars to 178 total yards and a measly two points in a 28-2 victory. They held Blaine Gabbert under 50 percent completions and just 121 passing yards while holding Maurice Jones-Drew to 45 yards on 15 carries. The Cowboys forced — sort of — six turnovers by the Giants, but allowed Eli Manning to torch the secondary with 450 yards passing and four touchdowns.
PREDICTION: Cowboys 34, Chiefs 28