Question No. 2 for the Kansas City Chiefs: WR-2
I could just leave this section blank. Unfortunately, the players lining up at the WR-2 position have made that joke a little too close to reality to be funny.
In three straight weeks we’ve seen the blueprint to beat the Chiefs. That doesn’t mean it always works, but there is a formula that every opponent will employ the remainder of the season.
It goes like this: Stop Hill or Kelce and you probably have a 50/50 chance of winning.
In the Chiefs two losses, the Ravens and Chargers took Hill out of the game. The Eagles took Kelce away, but when Mahomes and Hill are mind-melding like they did on Sunday there’s no stopping them. Still, the Eagles were within a touchdown of taking the lead halfway through the 4th quarter.
If the Josh Gordon experiment works, it could be like a shot of nitrous into the Chiefs engine. If it doesn’t, the Chiefs will continue to trot out a trio of receivers – Pringle, Hardman, Robinson – who should all be WR3 players, at best.
Question No. 3 for the Kansas City Chiefs: Turnovers
The Chiefs are minus-3 in turnover margin, placing them at 27th in the NFL. That’s horrible.
The scarier part is that we are seeing turnovers in both the offense and special teams. Mahomes is tossing INTs, Clyde is putting it on the ground, Pringle fumbled a KO return … it’s like a bad virus.
So far, the Chiefs have lost two games because of turnovers. The Ravens game looked like a possible win until Clyde coughed it up. The Chargers were gifted four turnovers, ending four drives that could have made the difference.
Receivers, returners, the QB, and running backs are all giving the ball away or putting it on the ground. Fixing this issue will instantly make the Chiefs harder to beat and must be corrected before any deep playoff run is considered.