Michael Danna: B+
On the surface it sounds promising that your fifth round, second-year guy who wasn’t highly touted has been really solid. It isn’t when he has been about the most consistent defensive lineman and the splashiest while being about the least expensive guy on that unit. Danna was very solid in this one garnering 2 sacks and was taking advantage of a beat up Eagles line.
I am so glad the Chiefs have drafted Danna and stuck with him as he has already exceeded expectations, at least for me. I didn’t know what his role would be, and I thought he probably wasn’t going to even make this roster, but he has been a breath of fresh air and seems to know where to be. He isn’t the most athletic or physically gifted but he seems extremely intelligent and has a very high floor. Frank Clark shouldn’t just be handed his starting role back if this continues.
Interior Offensive Line: A
Big dudes moving other big dudes like kids was what this group was doing. Creed Humphrey and Trey Smith especially were all over the place giving Clyde Edwards-Helaire ample room to run while showing why they deserved to start as rookies. Joe Thuney was very solid again and this interior unit is one of the best in the NFL.
While the tackles had their struggles this game, Niang especially, this group from guard to guard looks like they have some perennial Pro Bowlers in it and might start helping the Chiefs ice games consistently late. I am beyond excited by this development.
Tyreek Hill: Chiefs Week 4 MVP
Unguardable one-on-one. The most explosive player in the NFL, Hill’s skillset was on full display against the Eagles. With 11 catches for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns, he made it look easy. I know we watch him every week, but I still get shocked by his acceleration. Four dudes had the angle on him and he still ran by all of them for his first touchdown. It’s astounding how quick he gets to top speed. They made an effort to stop Travis Kelce and Hill made them pay.