On Sunday night, one team looked like a Super Bowl contender and one was the complete opposite of that. The Kansas City Chiefs strolled into Chicago and took no prisoners as they dismantled the Bears 26-3.

This seemed over from the start as the Chiefs scored on their first drive. While the Bears were struggling to get out of first gear, the Chiefs were already speeding away as Patrick Mahomes scrambled for the touchdown.

After a Chiefs field goal and ensuing Bears punt, Kansas City marched back down the field. This time, they got a little help from the Bears as they kept committing penalty after penalty. While the Bears actually had fewer penalties and penalty yards as the Chiefs, their penalties came at the worst possible times. For example, a running into the kicker penalty, as well as two illegal use of hands penalties, helped cap off a 13 play, 95 yard drive as Travis Kelce got into the end zone to make it 17-0 at halftime.

The Bears broke the shutout by kicking a field goal but the Chiefs answered with a Mahomes touchdown to Damien Williams and another field goal to cement the 26-3 victory.

The only mistake the Chiefs really made was more impressive (and a bit of trolling) than anything. On the extra point attempt in their last touchdown, kicker Harrison Butker hit both uprights, similar to Cody Parkey’s “double doink” that kept the Bears from advancing in the 2018 playoffs.

The Chiefs move on with the third seed in the AFC heading into Week 17. The Texans are just a game behind so the Chiefs must win to guarantee they stay ahead but they at least control their own destiny. As for the Bears, well after they play the Vikings next week, they will enter the offseason strategizing what to do with a mid-round draft pick.

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