Kansas City Chiefs: 7 Thoughts on Week 4’s Monday Night Mauling

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5. Travis Kelce Is the Missing Piece Alex Smith and Dwayne Bowe Have Been Looking For

Sep 29, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) celebrates with nose tackle Dontari Poe (92) and tackle Ryan Harris (68) after scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 41-14. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

A perfect passer rating is 158.3; Smith netted a 144.4 on Monday. He was 20-of-26 for 248 yards and three touchdowns. No turnovers.

I never use the word “hater”—if everyone loathes you, you’re probably just annoying—but if you criticized Kansas City’s quarterback on Monday, change your Twitter handle to “@SilkyJohnson.”

Smith’s favorite targets, Bowe and Kelce, combined for 13 receptions, 174 yards and a touchdown. The former made Darrelle Revis look like just another jersey number. The latter dusted linebackers and turned predators into prey.

For the first time in a long time, the Chiefs multiple pass-catchers worthy of extra attention.