Chiefs news for 26 November 2020
“He’s someone that’s a global star,” Mahomes said. “For me, I just try to be myself and go out there every single day and put in the work and try to win football games. All that other stuff kind of comes with it. For me, I just try to be a normal guy and live it up with my teammates and have fun doing it.”
“He just grabbed me after the game,” Mahomes said. “I was kind of leaving the stadium and they had obviously been celebrating going to the Super Bowl. He just talked about how he respected how I did everything the right way and stuff like that. It’s just cool to have a guy of that stature who’s won championships it seems like year in and year out that has respect for your game as much as you have respect for his. It was definitely a cool experience that I was able to know that I was doing things the right way early in my career.”
Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, with 143,355 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2021 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon.
Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson (139,839 votes) ranks second overall, while Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook (131,875 votes), Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce (127,868 votes) and Arizona wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (127,039 votes) round out the top five.
Two of the top five vote-getters – Mahomes and Cook – are age 25 while six first- or second-year players currently lead their conference in votes received at their respective positions.
|LT Eric Fisher||Ankle/Shoulder||FP|
|LB Willie Gay Jr.||Shoulder||FP|
|TE Travis Kelce||Pec||FP|
|WR Sammy Watkins||Hamstring/Calf||FP|
|DT Derrick Nnadi||Ankle||FP|
|RT Mike Remmers||Ribs||FP|
|DT Chris Jones||Groin||FP|
|C Austin Reiter||Knee||FP|
|DT Khalen Saunders||Elbow||FP|
|CB L’Jarius Sneed||Collarbone||FP|
|LT Donovan Smith||Ankle||DNP|
|LG Ali Marpet||Concussion||FP|
|CB Jamel Dean||Concussion||DNP|
|TE Tanner Hudson||NIR||DNP|
|WR Chris Godwin||Finger||FP|
|C A.Q. Shipley||Neck||DNP|
|CB Ryan Smith||Back||LP|
|OLB Jason Pierre-Paul||Knee||LP|
The Chiefs made wide receiver Sammy Watkins a late scratch last weekend, but this week started off with a sign that his extended absence from the lineup could come to an end this week.
Watkins has been out with a hamstring injury since Week 5 of the regular season and was initially listed as questionable for last weekend before being downgraded on Saturday. Watkins opened this week as a full participant in practice, which would seem to bode well for his chances of finally getting back on the field against the Buccaneers this weekend.
DeAndre Baker will wear No. 30 jersey with Chiefs | ChiefsWire
According to the Chiefs’ roster on their media portal, DeAndre Baker will wear the No. 30 with Kansas City. Baker previously wore No. 27 with his old NFL team, the New York Giants. That number is currently occupied by Rashad Fenton. Baker’s college number, 18, isn’t an eligible number for a defensive back in the NFL. He also wore No. 2 in high school, which isn’t eligible. There’s really no telling if there is any significance to his choice here.
Hill has 10 receiving touchdowns so far in 2020 through 10 games. That’s an obvious pace for 16 touchdowns on the season, which would be one more than the 15 put up by Dwayne Bowe a decade ago, back in 2010. Bowe led the NFL that season in receiving touchdowns, and he broke a record that season that had stood since Chris Burford put up 12 touchdowns in 1962.
Hill already tied Burford’s mark for second place on the Chiefs all-time list with 12 two seasons ago—in 2018—when he also set the Chiefs’ new record for most receiving yards in a given year with 1,479. Hill is not nearly as prolific in terms of yards this season, as he’s averaging 17 less yards/game than his record-setting year, but he’s finding the end zone at a higher clip.
The Seahawks rank second to the Chiefs in points scored. If both defenses struggle to make stops, Seattle could win a shootout. At the beginning of the season, quarterback Russell Wilson had the hot hand, throwing for 19 touchdowns and just three interceptions through Week 5.
Clearly, the Las Vegas Raiders belong on this list. The Silver and Black beat the Chiefs in Week 5 and went down to the wire with them in a 35-31 loss Sunday.
Unlike the Seahawks and Raiders, Tampa Bay has a top-10 defense to slow down the Chiefs offense. The Buccaneers rank third in sacks (32) and second in quarterback pressures (110). Mahomes would likely feel some heat from one of the league’s most aggressive pass-rushing units.
Undefeated going into Week 12, the Pittsburgh Steelers field a top-five scoring offense and defense. This squad can win games in a variety of ways, which would put the Chiefs on notice on multiple fronts.