2. Skyy Moore's rapport
Last year's second-round wide receiver, Skyy Moore has quietly recovered for a couple of nice bounce-back games since the goose egg he put up on opening night against the Detroit Lions.
Against the Jacksonville Jaguars, he tallied 70 yards and 1 touchdown on 4 catches. That touchdown came in the way of a back shoulder throw at the pylon of the endzone where Moore made a nice adjustment on the ball. Mahomes does not make that throw unless there is some level of trust involved, which is a great sign.
Moore then put the game on ice when Mahomes found him deep along the right sideline in what was the second-effort portion of his route, earning 54 yards on the play. Chiefs Kingdom knows who Marquez Valdez-Scantling and Justin Watson are and what Rice could be.
Valdez Scantling is a deep threat and Watson is old faithful. If Skyy Moore can be the separating man-beater this team needs, it would give Mahomes high-quality depth in those four players and give this team an identity.
Last week against the Bears, Moore followed up his breakout Jaguars performance with 4 more catches for 42 yards. He already almost has half of his yardage from last year. If he can just hover around that 40-70 yards per game mark, that will be huge when it comes to the floor of this offense.
If he did that, he would end up with over 800 yards on the season. Moore needs to hit that range this week against the Jets and we would then be able to call this a trend.