As it pertains to the offensive side of the ball, the only word that comes to mind is turnovers. The Chiefs currently have a -7 turnover differential through 5 games, with the offense giving the ball away 11 times courtesy of 6 interceptions and 5 fumbles. Turnovers have been the tale of the tape recently for an offensive unit that, at least under Patrick Mahomes, has done an above-average at not turning the ball over. However, turnovers are a cyclical issue, if the defense can’t get stops then they aren’t contributing to turnovers, while the offense feels they have to keep themselves in the game with riskier plays that tend to result in interceptions and fumbles.
However, not even this is the case for the Chiefs as they have experienced some truly bizarre turnovers, with passes bouncing off of sure-handed receivers, and running backs who never fumble putting it on the ground in crucial moments.