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Monday Night Football top plays: Mahomes, Chiefs narrowly escape Giants
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Monday Night Football top plays: Mahomes, Chiefs narrowly escape Giants

Updated Nov. 1, 2021 11:39 p.m. ET

The struggles continued for Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, but this time they narrowly escaped with a victory, holding off Daniel Jones and the New York Giants, 20-17, at Arrowhead Stadium in the final matchup of Week 8.

The Chiefs are now 5-0 in their past five Monday games and 3-0 against the NFC East this season.

Here are the top moments from Monday's matchup.


Kansas City Chiefs 20, New York Giants 17


On the Chiefs' opening drive, Mahomes pulled off a move that has become far too familiar this season. And we're not talking about a no-look pass.

This is the seventh straight game that Mahomes has thrown an interception, the longest such streak of his career.

The Giants weren't able to capitalize on the turnover, however, because the Chiefs' defense picked off Jones a mere two plays later. And just like that, Kansas City got the ball back on New York's 13-yard line.

Unlike the Giants, the Chiefs were able to make something out of the interception, as Mahomes hit Tyreek Hill for six to give K.C. an early lead.

The Giants wasted no time charging downfield after getting the ball back. 

How about this jaw-dropping catch from John Ross?


After trading turnovers and a couple of trick plays, the Giants were knocking on the Chiefs' door in the second frame.

New York knotted things up when Kyle Rudolph snagged this ball in the end zone — his first TD catch in 16 games.

Kansas City regained the lead when Derrick Gore blew past the Giants' defense on this run.

Devontae Booker picked up 41 yards on this catch-and-run to move the Giants down the field, which led to a field goal. 

Headed into the break, the Chiefs led 14-10.


Misfortune struck K.C. in the second half when Travis Kelce fumbled on just his second reception of the game.


With momentum on his side, Jones hit Evan Engram to give the Giants a 17-14 lead. 

The Chiefs were on New York's 12-yard line when Mahomes fumbled the ball, but K.C. was able to recover it, and the drive ended with a field goal to knot things up once again.

With 4:29 to play, Mahomes threw another pick, but an offsides penalty wiped out the interception, and the Chiefs continued to charge downfield.

Then, Mecole Hardman broke off for a 24-yard gain — the longest pass of the night for the Chiefs — to put K.C. in scoring position as the two-minute warning approached.

After failing to reach the end zone on that drive, the Chiefs settled for a field goal and took a 20-17 lead, and things ended there.


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