Was there ever any doubt that the Kansas City Chiefs would somehow find their way. Well, it sure looked like that on Sunday Night. The Chiefs showed they could win in a big way. KC now has a record of 6-4; in 2019, when they won the Super Bowl, it was 6-4 at this point in the season. If the Chiefs can keep this up, it will be some story to tell.
The performance on Sunday Night Football is what all of Chiefs Kingdom, including myself, wanted to see. The team showed flashes of their old ways. Winning against a formidable opponent like the Las Vegas Raiders 41-14. Fans expected both the offense and defense to play the way we witnessed on Sunday. Up until Week 10 in the NFL season, they have not played like themselves, and it has put tons of pressure on Patrick Mahomes.
The Chiefs Are Finding Themselves Again
This game on Sunday Night proved that the Chiefs had not lost themselves, that they had only just begun to start finding themselves. They are beginning to find their mojo, and it looks like they will keep it. In Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers, Patrick Mahomes and the offense sealed the victory by completing a 1st down throw to Tyreek Hill for 13 yards.
Most of the Chiefs Kingdom could tell that this team was back in business, which proved to be the case on Sunday Night. Everything seemed to be going right. Tommy Townsend played well when he completed a fake-punt pass to the special team’s gunner, Marcus Kemp, for 16 Yards. It seems like the overall play is beginning to trend upwards for KC.
Patrick Mahomes Is Finding His Rhythm for the Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes went 35/50 for 406 Yards, averaging 8.1 with 5 touchdown passes to four different players. Tyreek Hill would catch an eight-yard along with a one-yard pass. Rookie tight end Noah Gray caught a one-yard pass as well. Running back Darrel Williams caught a tremendous 38-yard pass for a score, and former K-State Wildcat Bryon Pringle finished the night off with a receiving touchdown. Andy Reid and the coordinators did a great job of utilizing tight-end Travis Kelce. Kelce was 8/10 for Receptions, averaging 14.9 Yards Per Catch. Although he did not find the touchdown, he lived up to his potential.
Mahomes threw a pass with his left hand again for a 6-Yard completion to running back Jerick McKinnon. Most of Chiefs Kingdom knew that the first time Mahomes did this against the Broncos, he was chased by the Broncos (now Rams) outside linebacker Von Miller.
The Chiefs Defense Had Some Key Contributions
Chiefs cornerback Rashad Fenton forced a fumble at the KC 17-yard line against newly acquired Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson was looking for his first catch donning a Raiders uniform. The fumble would be recovered by safety Tyrann Mathieu at the KC 13-yard line. He would return the fumble for 14 yards to the KC 27.
Free Safety Daniel Sorensen even got an interception in the game at the 44-yard line. It was such an incredible sight to see “Dirty Dan” come up with the interception due to his performance this season.
A Bold Statement Was Made by the Chiefs on Sunday Night
A bold statement by the Chiefs was made when they left the game in 1st place of the AFC West. If they want to continue their dominant ways, they need to keep doing what made them successful in the past. They played freely and as a team. These are two perfect examples of why they got the job done in the fashion that they did. It is a fantastic feeling to have.
Still, the team must take care of business this Sunday with the Dallas Cowboys coming to Kansas City. The Cowboys played lackluster by division rival the Denver Broncos. Who knows? With the way both of these teams’ offenses have been performing, it could be a shootout. On the other hand, the way both defenses have been playing the game may end up low-scoring, grind-it-out type of game. No matter what type of game it becomes, the chiefs will be ready to play because they showed it on Sunday Night Football!