No. 2: That new offensive line held up enough for the Kansas City Chiefs
There are a ton of new pieces on the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive line and folks had a ton of questions about how well this group would be able to do this season. Things weren’t perfect against the Cleveland Browns, but things are going pretty well after one game.
This group gave Patrick Mahomes enough time to sit back in the pocket and pick the Browns defense apart. Because of their ability to protect Mahomes, Kansas City’s quarterback was able to surgically tear Cleveland’s defense apart piece by piece.
Mahomes completed 27-of-36 pass attempts and threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns. Although Mahomes was sacked a couple times, he didn’t throw an interception at all and was able to thrive.
In addition to those passing states, Mahomes ran the ball five times for 18 yards and an additional touchdown, giving him a total of four against Cleveland.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire wasn’t perfect though. On his 14 rushing attempts, Edwards-Helaire only gained 43 yards.
But there are always things that can be improved, but there are no meaningful gripes about this bunch after week one. When considering the fact that the Cleveland Browns have both Jadeveon Clowney and Myles Garrett, the Kansas City Chiefs should feel proud of how well this offensive line played in week one.