2. Isiah Pacheco - RB
The most entertaining player on the Chiefs proved his mettle on Sunday, dominating the Raiders and helping fuel Kansas City's swift comeback.
Pacheco had just 55 yards on 15 carries, but he found the end zone twice and hauled in five passes for an additional 34 yards through the air. His physical running style exhausted Las Vegas' defense, and his emergence as a top-flight running back is just as important as Rice's rise.
Gosh, I love this kid.
He's up to 669 rushing yards and five TDs on the ground with 30 catches for 196 yards and an additional score, serving as a versatile, dependable weapon for Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid.
Pacheco ranks seventh in the NFL in both yards before contact (459) AND broken tackles (12), proving he's a weapon even discounting his work in the receiving game.
This was the third consecutive week that Pacheco received at least 15 carries. For the Chiefs' offense to stay hot, that should be the minimum for the former seventh-round pick moving forward.
The offense deserves love, but one defensive player needs recognition for his fantastic game as well.