Chiefs news for November 18, 2021
Good morning AG! Today in history, The 1982 players strike ended after 57 days. Also Eric Winston was born in 1983 and Joe Thuney in 1992…
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Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, 49ers WR Deebo Samuel highlight Players of the Week | nfl.com
In a 41-14 drubbing of the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday night, Mahomes had a huge outing for the Chiefs to earn AFC Offensive Player of the Week. He threw season-highs of 406 yards and five touchdowns. Mahomes completed 70% of his passes, had a 127.6 passer rating and threw no interceptions.
Josh Gordon’s Time Is Coming, Just Ask Andy Reid | si.com
“So, Josh [Gordon], his time is going to come as far as the production in the pass game,” Reid said. “Right now, he’s attracting attention, which is opening up other people, which is a positive thing. His blocking has been tremendous in the run game. He plays extremely hard. He’s got himself in the last week or two here in really good football shape. He’s been out of this thing for a couple years, so that’s easier said than done and I sure like what we saw in practice last week. I just keep telling him to be patient, it’s going to happen, just keep doing what you’re doing, this thing will pop for you. So, his time will come.”
Pro Bowl voting begins! See what Chiefs are on the ballot | fox4kc
For Chiefs Kingdom, the ballot in the NFL’s website includes 28 players across offense, defense and special teams.
Patrick Mahomes asked for one play in KC Chiefs’ win vs. the Raiders. It went for a TD | yahoo
“Everybody has a say on it, players included,” Reid said. “There will be times — Patrick had one last night, where one step ahead, he said, ‘Hey, if this one doesn’t work, let’s take a peak at this other one; I think it might be there.’ And we did. It was a good play, and we scored a touchdown.”
Former NFL QB Josh McCown on Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ early-season miscues | usatoday
“What we’ve seen, and what we see from the dude down in Tampa, that’s 44 years old (Tom Brady), is sit back there from the pocket and make throws, sit back there and make throws execute, and let the other things be icing on the cake,” McCown said. “I think coming out of the year watching Alex Smith play. He was more in that we highlighted all those other things, all the cool Patrick Mahomes things, but he was more in that vein. And as those things became more highlights, they became more kind of what he was trying to do all the time. It seems like this last week, you know, to me, they rein him back in, the footwork was tighter playing from the pocket playing on schedule, the rhythm of the passing game was tighter, and you got a better output. So I think that’s where he needs to live. You know, that’s, that’s what we’ve seen over time that is sustainable is making those from pocket, and he can do that. It’s not like a guy who needs to run around because he can’t do it. He can stand back there and like every throw in the book, and then some, so I would encourage him to continue to do that.”
Why Clyde Edwards-Helaire is Primed for Breakout Role After IR Stint | heavy
During CEH’s IR stint, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Patrick Mahomes shifted the mindset of the Chiefs’ offense. This involved being content with short passes, which opposing defenses were offering while they put two-high safeties in the defensive backfield to prevent deep throws from Kansas City. It took until Week 10 against the Las Vegas Raiders for the Chiefs offense to finally adhere to their new identity, but when they accepted it, they thrived.
Chiefs’ legend Curley Culp diagnosed with stage-4 cancer | upi
“To my followers, family and friends: I have stage 4 pancreatic cancer,” Culp tweeted. “Do donate to your local cancer organizations so this dreaded disease is eradicated.
Mahomes named AFC Offensive Player of the Week after getting swagger back against Raiders | fox2now
After a huge win over the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday night, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ best performance of the season earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gives scouting report on Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes | usatoday
Nobody could’ve predicted the meteoric rise of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the media on sports radio station KRLD-FM 105.3 The Fan that he saw the signs of something special in his tape from Texas Tech. Given his comments, it’s curious that Jones didn’t make a play for Mahomes being that the Cowboys play a few hours away from Lubbock, Texas.
Though he made sure to stay away from comparing Mahomes to Dak Prescott, he said that the MVP has made good on every bit of talent he showed in his college film.
How did Chiefs get their swagger back? It’s Travis Kelce’s beard, jokes Patrick Mahomes | yahoo
“Yeah, he’s been here before, that’s the big thing,” Mahomes said. “He’s a leader on this team. The lights never get too bright for him. You know, Trav, he’s always ready for prime time and being able to go out and show out. And I mean, he got rolling early in the game. He was making a ton of plays. He was doing that thing where he’s catching short passes and making eight guys miss and getting more and more yards. “I told him it has to be the beard though. He brought the beard back and all of a sudden he’s Travis Kelce again.“
Why the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive breakout against the Raiders may well persist | yahoo
“People were talking about it being a single-safety middle defense, but if you really know the ins and outs of that defense, it plays a lot like two-high,” Mahomes said. “We’ve had trouble with that defense in the past. … It was different because it didn’t start off with two-high, but in a sense, that’s what they were trying to get to.”