Morning Huddle: Imagine Ranking The Chiefs No.2

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Be Super Bowl Champs with 11 consecutive wins, get ranked the No.2 team. There’s some salty rankers out there. Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for 23 September 2020

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Power Rankings Week 3 | Where do the Chiefs Rank After Sunday’s Win? | Chiefs.com

NFL.com, USA Today, Yahoo! Sports, The Ringer and Bleacher Report each slotted the Chiefs in at No. 2 this week behind Baltimore, setting the stage for an epic clash between the two best teams in the NFL on Monday Night Football in Week 3. Yahoo! Sports’ analyst Frank Schwab summed it up nicely. The Chiefs also checked in at No. 2 in Sports Illustrated’s rankings, trailing only Seattle.

KC Chiefs: Clyde Edwards-Helaire was more involved in passing game | KCK

While the numbers aren’t the most eye popping, going from 0 receptions to 6 receptions was good to see for the rookie. Part of the why the Chiefs felt so comfortable using their first round pick on Edwards-Helaire was because of how deadly he was as both a runner and a receiver. Andy Reid LOVES those kind of running backs, so this was a match made in heaven.

Fantasy football intel for all 32 NFL teams ahead of Week 3 | ESPN.com

Kansas City Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire played 67% of the offensive snaps and carried the ball 25 times but was targeted only twice in the Chiefs’ season opener. On Sunday, he carried the ball 10 times and saw eight targets while playing 63% of the snaps. The rookie wasn’t quite as effective this week (70 yards on 16 touches), but the combination of the strong snap share and increase in targets suggests he’ll remain a weekly RB1 option. As for his insurance, note that Darwin Thompson (15 snaps) appears to have leapt Darrel Williams (eight) on the depth chart.

Chiefs rookie review: L’Jarius Sneed stands out in Week 2 | AA

4th round corner L’Jarius Sneed is one of the biggest surprises in the league. Tasked with defending LA wideout Keenan Allen, Sneed followed up his dazzling debut with another very good performance in Week 2 , including a sensational interception that was the turning point of the ball game.

In the waning moments of the 3rd quarter, the Chargers led 17-9 and had possession at the Chiefs’ 39-yard-line with a short 2nd-and-2. Herbert scrambled left and looked deep over the middle for Allen. Sneed closed the gap, played the ball beautifully and made an acrobatic interception. After two weeks, he is the only NFL player with more than one interception.

Chiefs DE Taco Charlton impactful in his debut against Chargers | ChiefsWire

Charlton didn’t just look good on tape, the analytics experts favored his performance too. Among edge rushers with 20 or more pass-rush snaps, Charlton leads the NFL with a 20.0 in Pass Rush Productivity rating. PRP is one of the signature stats from Pro Football Focus. It weighs the different types of pressures (sacks, hits and hurries) to determine how effective a player is at rushing the passer.

Travis Kelce climbs to No. 4 on Chiefs all-time receiving yards list | AA

Kelce’s move up to fourth place in total receiving yards with 6,605 put him over former Chiefs wide receiver Henry Marshall who played from ’76 to ’87—a remarkable model of consistent production during perhaps the team’s most abysmal stretch of mediocrity.

It is very possible that, by season’s end, we will be referring to Kelce as the player in second place on the Chiefs all-time receiving yards list. Dwayne Bowe is next at No. 3 with 7,155 yards and wide receiver Otis Taylor comes after that at No. 2 with 7,306. If Kelce eclipses the thousand-yard mark, then he will definitely rise to just behind Tony Gonzalez for the most receiving yards in franchise history.

Chiefs protect two practice squad players ahead of Week 3 | ChiefsWire

According to the NFL’s transaction report, the Chiefs have protected RB DeAndre Washington and CB Chris Lammons. A new feature of NFL practice squads this year is the ability to protect players from poaching each week. Teams can choose up to four new players to be protected every Tuesday.

The Chiefs suffered two injuries during Sunday’s game at both the running back and the corner position. Darrel Williams suffered an ankle injury and Antonio Hamilton suffered a groin injury. If Brett Veach follows the same path as last week, Williams and Hamilton could be made inactive, hopefully avoiding IR with their respective injuries. Washington and Lammons are likely to be standard elevations on Saturady ahead of the game, providing depth at the two positions where the team sustained injuries.

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Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
09/23/2020 12:22 pm

We used to make fun of our medical team, but at least they never stabbed one of the players in the lung.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
Reply to  Severely Concussed
09/23/2020 12:46 pm

Holy hell with it being the chargers what would you expect. Constantly the most injured team in the NFL

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
09/23/2020 12:56 pm

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Bean
Bean
09/23/2020 11:43 am

I’m ok with the ranking even though I really don’t care much about them. I agree with those who feel ranking should solely be based on this season…. Superbowl victory and consecutive wins stretching back to last season is history. Despite the win, after this weeks defensive effort and oline play I guess I’m happy to see us as high as 2.

I know CEH’s production was less, but I loved watching his receiving abilities this week. Great weapon given how Mahomes likes to go with what the D is giving him and isn’t afraid to spread the ball around.

Kelce is the MAN. Kelce now proceeds the mechanism that connects and disconnects a vehicle engine from its transmission when looking up “clutch” in the dictionary.

Last, things are playing out much different than I expected with how the team is leveraging the practice squad and the protected players. Is there a benefit for the team to protect less players than they have the ability to protect?

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/23/2020 10:50 am

PFF

@PFF

2020 PFF Grade:
Patrick Mahomes – 81.1 (7th)
Lamar Jackson – 80.0 (8th)

which QB will come away with the W on MNF?

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
09/23/2020 11:39 am

zulu trader
zulu trader
09/23/2020 10:48 am

all you people bringing politics to morning huddle suck hind teat

venturachief
venturachief
Reply to  zulu trader
09/23/2020 1:49 pm

Agree. There is no escape for those of us that want to escape.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
09/23/2020 10:42 am

Are we gonna start politics on Morning Huddle again? Refraining so far, but if dumb ass comments like below continue….well, we’ll see.

pompano
pompano
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/23/2020 11:07 am

I couldn’t help myself, but it’s out of my system now.

LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/23/2020 11:13 am

sniff sniff

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
09/23/2020 11:31 am

Here ya go jackass…

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LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/23/2020 11:51 am

Twice now you’ve posted about asses, about enough with your anal pedo fetishes, sheesh this supposed to be a sportsball page.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
09/23/2020 12:09 pm

morning huddle could have done well without you this morning

LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
Reply to  zulu trader
09/23/2020 12:16 pm

Boo hoo Jimi, boo hoo.Poor libby’s always getting rustled up over 1 star articles, sad bunch. Sniff sniffy.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
09/23/2020 12:26 pm

you keep showing your ass

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  zulu trader
09/23/2020 12:30 pm

Ignore them. I have never seen them post a comment talking actual football.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Severely Concussed
09/23/2020 12:39 pm

Them?

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/23/2020 12:41 pm

Don’t know if a man or a woman so I chose to address them with nonbinary pronouns.

That will probably piss them off.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Severely Concussed
09/23/2020 12:45 pm

Fair enough. Thought I posted football stuff, had to look and make sure. 🤣

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/23/2020 12:48 pm

While I don’t agree with you politics, you bring other topics to the table I enjoy. That person is a one trick pony that makes other consevatives look bad.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Severely Concussed
09/23/2020 12:57 pm

I know I can be a jerk sometimes, trying to do better. Really want this election over with either way so we can just move on.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/23/2020 12:59 pm

not a single word about football

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  zulu trader
09/23/2020 1:04 pm

probablyamistake

 09/22/2020 8:55 am
Going into the season wasn’t too concerned with the ravens even though they have a very good QB. The bolts was one game but certainly revealed we have problems. Don’t buy into the looking past them at the ravens, trap games are just an excuse for bad performances. We are gonna have our hands full on Monday.

Today responded to a stupid post. Should’ve just ignored the guy, but that’s not really a strength of mine. 😉

tsv0728
tsv0728
09/23/2020 10:03 am

They shouldn’t be able to protect players that arent eligible for the normal practice squad. They are vets and should be able to work if someone needs them.

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer
09/23/2020 9:39 am

RIP Kansas Comet. Love his highlights

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  MidKan Chiefs Lifer
09/23/2020 11:26 am

had the pleasure of meeting Mr Sayers when I was in college. I will never forget the handshake he laid on me — practically broke my hand. A very genuine guy. RIP

SuperMegaChief
SuperMegaChief
09/23/2020 8:38 am

Unpopular opinion here but number 2 sounds right. Power rankings should be done by current season performance and no matter how many pairs of rose colored glasses you put on, the Chiefs didn’t look great against LA. But I’m really ok with that. They needed a wake up call and I’m glad they got it early on and still managed to eek out a W.

workingmansdead
Reply to  SuperMegaChief
09/23/2020 8:41 am

Agreed. All I care about is being #1 in the playoffs.

venturachief
venturachief
Reply to  SuperMegaChief
09/23/2020 9:52 am

No argument here. Huge amount of trepidation going into Monday night. The best running team against a team that can’t tackle. What could go wrong? Patrick may have to put up a boat load of points.

Team Player
Team Player
Reply to  SuperMegaChief
09/23/2020 10:51 am

They eked out the win.

*I* was the one eeking 😰

Warpath
Warpath
09/23/2020 7:45 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
09/23/2020 7:10 am

Who votes the huddle a 1 star? GTFO

LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
09/23/2020 8:28 am

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Well because that is a star there is a thing about that. If that star because I mean come on man you are lying and doing some push-ups is really a thing. I mean yeah because that is the plan, you know, I mean that is it. We have to because that is just the thing to do because you are there about the star. I can believe that the star is the star, and like we talked about the campaign is really about the star, so to answer your questions, lift it up, lift it up, raise it up, up, up, up so yeah New York is a big city but they have tons of ice cream. Lots of ice cream there that SHUT UP YOU LYING DOG FACED PONY SOLDIER!

pompano
pompano
Reply to  LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
09/23/2020 9:41 am

Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV

🙂

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs
Reply to  pompano
09/23/2020 10:22 am

And he’s protected from Covid by the “herd mentality”

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
09/23/2020 9:43 am

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LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/23/2020 11:12 am

I think we found the one “woman” Biden himself wouldn’t sniff.comment image

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
09/23/2020 11:34 am

Looks like you “dear leader” found someone

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LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
LyingDogFacedPonySoldier
Reply to  probablyamistake
09/23/2020 11:50 am

Lying Dog Faced Pony Soldier! I love how triggered you get over a perfect Joe Biden response to why an article was rated below 5 stars.

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