The Kansas City Chiefs came out surprisingly sluggish on Monday Night Football on their home field, as their perfect record was put to the test all night long. Although, they were able to lean on the the foot of rookie Harrison Butker, who nailed the game-winning 43-yard field goal with eight seconds left for a 29-20 win over the Washington Redskins, helping Kansas City remain as the only undefeated team in the league. Justin Houston returned a fumble 13 yards as time expired for a game-sealing touchdown, as the Chiefs improved to 4-0 on the season. Butker overcame a missed field goal in the first half by making three of them in the second half of his first career game. He was signed to the team this past week after starting kicker Cairo Santos went down with a groin injury. Washington got off to a quick 10-0 start in the first quarter, which included a 44-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Terrelle Pryor Sr. Cousins threw for 220 yards and two scores on the night, but could not pull of a miracle at the end, as his team falls to .500 on the season at 2-2, Alex Smith threw for 293 yards for the Chiefs, including 111 of them on seven receptions to Travis Kelce. Meanwhile, Kareem Hunt racked up his normal yardage with 101 yards on 21 carries. It is the first time that there is only one unbeaten team through four weeks of the season since 2010, which was also the Chiefs. They will take that perfect record on the road against the Houston Texans next week. The Redskins return home to battle the winless San Francisco 49ers.
Raiders Lose Derek Carr for 2-6 Weeks
The Oakland Raiders' offense struggled mightily without their starting quarterback in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Denver Broncos, but they will now have to figure out how to put points on the board without him for at least the next two weeks. Reports say that Carr will miss 2-6 weeks with a transverse process fracture in his back. The injury occurred in the third quarter of Sunday's game when he was hit from behind by Adam Gotsis while going down from a sack by Shelby Harris. He was down on the ground for several minutes and left with what was then called back spasms. E.J. Manuel took over the rest of the way but could not find the end zone and threw a game-ending interception to Justin Simmons late in the fourth quarter. Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said there is no legitimate word on how long their star quarterback will be out. Oakland has dropped two straight games, both on the road, to fall to 2-2 on the young season. They put up just 10 points in each of those two losses. Their offense will have to figure things out, as they plan to start Manuel at quarterback in Carr's absence, beginning on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens,
Vikings' Dalvin Cook Done For Season With Torn ACL
The Minnesota Vikings seemed to be riding high with a convincing Week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. Sam Bradford proved to be a suitable replacement for Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback, and rookie running back Dalvin Cook showed signs of being a beast in the backfield. Unfortunately for them, Bradford has not played since that night due to an injury, and now Cook will not play for the remainder of the season. The former Florida State Seminole suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's 14-7 loss to the Detroit Lions. The rookie will undergo surgery to repair the injury in his left knee and will be out for the rest of the season, which was announced by head coach Mike Zimmer on Monday afternoon. The injury took place in the third quarter, and the scariest part was that it was a non-contact injury. Cook went down while cutting past safety Tavon Wilson on a 10-yard run. He was helped off the field, as he could just barely walk, which is when Vikings fans began to seriously worry about their young tailback. The 22-year-old was on pace to reach 400 yards on the ground within the first four games of the season, as he now joins Adrian Peterson as recent Minnesota running backs with the devastating ACL injury. The now 2-2 Vikings will expect Latavius Murray to handle a majority of the workload in the backfield for the final 12 games of the season.