MVS did have 4 receptions and 48 yards, second on the team among wide receivers, but this is more about his connection with Patrick Mahomes. For the second straight week, there was a clear disconnect between Mahomes and MVS on a deep pass. With Tyreek Hill no longer on the squad, MVS along with Mecole Hardman were tasked with replacing Hill’s deep threat ability. So far this season, it seems as if the chemistry with MVS is not there.
The interim kicker for the Chiefs had a rough week with 4 lost points on an extra point and missed field goal. This perhaps shouldn’t be much of a surprise as Ammendola had a rough rookie campaign last year with 6 missed kicks on 19 attempts for the New York Jets. It remains to be seen if the Chiefs decide to look for a new backup kicker while starting kicker Harrison Butker is still out or if they choose to give Ammendola another shot. Either way, I think we’re all wishing the Buttkicker a swift return.
Orlando Brown Jr.
The Chiefs offensive line has struggled more than expected of a team ranked 9th on PFF’s unit rankings before the season, and Brown has been a large part of that struggle. Brown’s 56 PFF rating is below average and among the worst of starters in the league. The Chiefs may begin to feel like they made the right decision not extending Brown to a top-of-the-league contract if this performance keeps up.
Jones has had an overall great start to his season, and for 99% of the game on Sunday, he was applying pressure and containing the run. But Jones deserves to be on this list for his completely inexplicable unsportsmanlike penalty. We could debate all day about whether whatever he said may or may not have been worthy of being penalty worthy. But when the game is on the line Jones should not be giving the refs any chance to penalize him. A completely unavoidable action that ultimately was the straw that broke the camel’s back in the game.