Offensive Line Dominates
The Kansas City Chiefs have had some major woes on the offensive line the past couple of years. That suddenly seems like a distant memory when watching this year’s team. The Chiefs offensive line manhandled the Bears defense for most of the game. I don’t believe I have ever seen Alex Smith given that kind of time to throw.
After last week’s loss to the Rams, a number of Chiefs fans were calling for Parker Ehinger to be benched in favor of Jah Reid. I called this an overreaction, and it looks like I was right. Ehinger rebounded this week and had himself a very solid game. Ehinger was one of my early question marks for the Chiefs, but he has shown the ability to play the left guard position adequately at the NFL level.
The rest of the Chiefs offensive line also looked very strong. This includes backup center Zach Fulton who got the start over Mitch Morse due to a last minute illness. Fulton did not look like a backup though, as he more than held his own throughout the first half. All in all, this Chiefs offensive line looks to be talented, and deep.
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