Patrick Mahomes... Travis Kelce... A very good offensive line... How do you stop this Chiefs offense?
They haven't looked like themselves, but we know if things click, the Chiefs can light up the scoreboard in a hurry. Does this Chiefs offense truly have a weakness. Conner gave us the answer.
There are a lot of issues to work out here. Patrick Mahomes is being far more careless with the ball this season in terms of throwing costly turnovers (or near misses). Mahomes's career high is 13 INTs and he's already at eight this year and every Chiefs fan will admit that count could easily be four or five higher if not for sheer luck.
The Chiefs offense overall has 17 turnovers (tied with Vikings and Jaguars for third-worst total). Overall the offense is also closer to league averages in some major categories, including points scored, than league leaders. They're 13th in points and 15th in yards/carry. They're also eighth in total yards and ninth in points per drive.
Basically, the Chiefs are above average and have the league's reigning MVP, but these Chiefs aren't out-gunning opponents these days. Then again, scoring is down across the NFL.
Well said.. We'll add one more thing... ball control. We like the aforementioned idea about pounding the rock. The Chiefs offense can't beat you from a seated position on the sideline.
Here's where we sit. We wouldn't be shocked if this was a low-scoring slugfest. We wouldn't be shocked if a shootout occurred. The hour approaches. This one should be fun. Let's hope the good guys leave K.C. with a win.
Check out this week's interview with Matt Conner below.