Winner: Wide receivers other than Tyreek
Kansas City’s most glaring weakness on offense has been their lack of a dangerous second or third wide receiver. We didn’t see anyone step up into that role in Week 1 as Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill stole the show, but the Chiefs got some great production from their other wide receivers in Baltimore.
Patrick Mahomes spread the ball around and had completions to nine different receivers against the Ravens, on a night when Hill was well held.
Byron Pringle was K.C.’s second-leading receiver with 66 yards on two catches, including an insane 40-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Mahomes found his target in midfield with a short six-yard pass before Pringle turned on the jets, racing away from three Baltimore defenders and running 34 yards into the end zone.
Demarcus Robinson had a touchdown as well to go with his three catches and 46 yards. Mahomes found Robinson in the back of the end zone in the first quarter, with Robinson making a nice juggling grab to secure the ball inbounds for the score.
Meanwhile, Mecole Hardman looked good as well and had five catches for 55 yards on eight targets.
Between them, Hardman, Pringle and Robinson had 10 receptions on 14 targets for 164 yards and two touchdowns in Baltimore, and hopefully that level of production continues going forward.