The Kansas City Chiefs put on another strong performance in their win against the Cowboys. Each week, it seems that one side of the Chiefs’ football team is picking up the other. They played with confidence and got their swagger back. They knew that their fans would be behind them, with it being a home game at Arrowhead. Whenever you see the players dancing and having fun at the end of the game, you know it was a statement win.
Patrick Mahomes Does Enough for the Kansas City Chiefs
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes had an average performance. Compared to his standards, completing 23/27 passes for 280 yards, averaging 7.0 yards, with one interception. He was also sacked three times in the game. Mahomes also had a quarterback rating of 45.8. Even though he did not have the best game of his career, he did just enough for the defense to have their best of the season. Although there were no receiving touchdowns, Mahomes found a way.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Returns for the Chiefs
After returning from the injured reserve, Clyde Edwards Helaire showed up in a big way with two carries for 63 yards. He is averaging 5.3 yards per carry, with one touchdown, and his longest run being 14 yards.
Special Teams Played Well for the Chiefs
The Defense Continues to Improve for the Chiefs
The defense also had a great game with Chris Jones, Jarran Reed, and Frank Clark with at least a half-sack. Jones also had a fumble recovery as well. Kansas City got a couple of interceptions with L’Jarius Sneed and Charvarius Ward getting in on the action. It has been nice to see both sides of the ball playing considerably well, considering what they have done in their last games.
Chiefs Look To Capitalize after the Bye Week
As the Chiefs’ bye week, has come and gone they can be mentally prepared knowing that 4-6 games are against division opponents. They have a great shot at running the table and going 13-4 if they stick to their game plan and play the way they have been the last couple of games. The Broncos have looked well, especially when they defeated the Cowboys 16-10 at AT&T Stadium and divisional opponent Los Angeles Chargers 28-13. Having a divisional matchup coming off of a bye week is a gift.
The next three games for the Chiefs are against the AFC West opponents. A crucial point in the season because any games, especially intra-division games, are must-wins. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid owns a 19-3 record coming off of a bye week. Coach Reid is one of the only coaches known for his success after a bye week. A coach of Andy Reid’s caliber has time to prepare for an opponent during a bye week, the odds are in favor of Big Red every time.