Kansas City Chiefs
I don’t love the close games we’ve been having this season. It stresses me out. However, maybe—MAYBE—we saw a glimmer of what this Chiefs team can be from Sunday. The defense was incredible (and every offensive player should probably offer their paycheck to the defense as a thank you) while, on the last real play of the game, we saw vintage Patrick Mahomes.
Even the Chiefs acknowledge that Mahomes hasn’t been himself lately, but maybe this is like that baseball thing—you know when you are off and not seeing anything and your batting average plummets. Then, all of a sudden, you hit some little bloop shot and it is just enough to get you out of the slump. I’m really hoping that’s the case!
And of course, this wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t acknowledge the standout defensive players in L’Jarius Sneed, Frank Clark, Chris Jones, and Melvin Ingram. All of them played really well and gave Jordan Love a really tough day at the office.
The best part of Sunday’s game, however, was the controversy over Jordan Love’s family’s seating at Arrowhead. Funny stuff and if it really was the Chiefs responsible for those seats, I tip my hat to you for being that petty.
We anxiously await an injury update from Andy Reid on Lucas Niang who left the game with a rib injury. With Mike Remmers nursing a knee injury, that right tackle spot is one to watch. Bu,t we got some news that Kyle Long has been activated off PUP which is great news following his injury. We will see if he gets added to the active roster in the next three weeks, placed back on IR, or released.
The Chiefs also reinforced their practice squad, releasing tight end Nakia Griffin-Stewart and adding back center Darryl Wiliams. All of this while rumors of possible wide receiver signings circle the Chiefs has made for some busy Chiefs Twitter.
The news, of course, doesn’t detract from the fact that this is RAIDERS WEEK. I hate the Raiders. I would love nothing more than to see the offense finally click, the defense to continue its great play, the special teams shine again, and for the Raiders to be absolutely beaten down. That’s all I want for this weekend.
Please football gods, let it happen!