DATE: Thursday, September 7, 2023 GAME TIME: 8:20 PM ET
NBC: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark
Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) DET: 83 or 226 KC: 85 or 225 National: 88
STADIUM: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
REFEREE: John Hussey
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: KC leads series, 9-5 (won past 2)
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 9/29/19: KC 34 at DET 30
DETROIT LIONS NOTES:
Dan Campbell vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 0-0 Reg. Season: 17-28-1 (.380) Postseason: 0-0
- QB JARED GOFF passed for 4,438 yards & 29 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 99.3 rating in 2022. Has 324 consec. pass atts. without INT, 5th-longest streak in NFL history. Passed for 413 yards & had 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 117.1 rating in his only career start vs. KC (11/19/18 w/ LAR). Has 15 TDs (14 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 110.1 rating in 7 career Thursday starts.
- RB JAHMYR GIBBS was selected in 1st round (No. 12 overall) in 2023 NFL Draft.
- RB DAVID MONTGOMERY makes Det. debut. Is 1 of 5 RBs with 1,000+ scrimmage yards & 5+ rush TDs in each of past 4 seasons.
- WR AMON-RA ST. BROWN had career highs in catches (106), rec. yards (1,161) & rec. TDs (6) in 2022 & became 3rd player ever with 90+ receptions & 900+ rec. yards in each of 1st 2 career seasons. Has 196 career catches, tied-most by player in 1st 2 seasons in NFL history.
- TE SAM LAPORTA was selected in 2nd round (No. 34 overall) in 2023 NFL Draft.
- DL AIDAN HUTCHINSON became 1st rookie since 1982 with 7+ sacks (9.5, most among rookies in 2022) & 3+ INTs (3).
- LB JAMES HOUSTON ranked 2nd among rookies with 8 sacks in 2022 & became 3rd rookie since 1982 with sack in each of his 1st 4 career games.
- LB JACK CAMPBELL was selected in 1st round (No. 18 overall) in 2023 NFL Draft.
- LB MALCOLM RODRIGUEZ had 83 tackles & 8 TFL in 2022.
- DB C.J. GARDNER-JOHNSON tied-1st in NFL with career-high 6 INTs with Phi. in 2022.
- S KERBY JOSEPH had 74 tackles last season & became 1st rookie since 2014 with 4+ INTs (4) & 2+ FFs (2).
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS NOTES:
Andy Reid vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 5-1 Reg. Season: 247-138-1 (.641) Postseason: 22-16 (.632)
- CHIEFS can become 5th team in SB era to win 9 straight seasonopening games. Defending SB champion is 15-4 in Week 1 games over past 19 seasons.
- QB PATRICK MAHOMES led NFL with 5,250 pass yards & 41 TD passes in 2022 & became 7th player ever to win NFL MVP & SB MVP in same season. Has 24,241 career pass yards & 192 TD passes, both 2nd-most ever by player in 1st 6 seasons. Had 315 pass yards in last meeting. Has 19 TDs (18 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs with 136.9 rating in 5 career starts in Week 1, with 75+ comp. pct. in each of past 4.
- RB ISIAH PACHECO ranked 4th among rookies with 830 rushing yards last season & ranked 2nd with 5 rush TDs.
- RB JERICK MCKINNON led RBs with 9 rec. TDs in 2022, tied-most by RB in a season in SB era.
- TE TRAVIS KELCE led TEs with 110 catches (2nd-most ever by TE in a season) & 1,338 rec. yards (4th-most ever by TE in a season) in 2022, with rec. TD in each of 3 playoff games. Needs 2 catches to surpass HOFer Shannon Sharpe (815) for 4th-most by TE in NFL history. Had 7 catches for 85 yards in last meeting.
- WR MARQUEZ VALDES-SCANTLING had career-high 42 catches with 687 rec. yards last season.
- WRs SKYY MOORE & KADARIUS TONEY each had rec. TD in SB LVII.
- DT CHRIS JONES ranked tied-4th in NFL with 15.5 sacks in 2022. Had 10 sacks in 10 home games, incl. playoffs. Is 1 of 5 with 7+ sacks in each of past 5 seasons. Had sack & FR in last meeting.
- LB NICK BOLTON ranked 2nd in NFL with career-high 180 tackles last season. Had FR in 2 of 3 2022 playoff games.
- CB L’JARIUS SNEED was 1 of 2 players (Roquan Smith) with 100+ tackles (108), 3+ sacks (3.5) & 3+ INTs (3) last season.