Chiefs news for November 9, 2021/
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Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend shines in Sunday’s win over Green Bay | kshb
Townsend finished with five punts downed inside the 20-yard line.
“The punts were the punts and they landed where they landed, but at the end of the day, the defense made plays and they were the ones that really shut out Green Bay,” Townsend said.
Chiefs’ pass rush responds with DE Melvin Ingram III added to mix | kshb
Ingram bull-rushed right tackle Billy Turner into Jordan Love’s lap, forcing the Packers’ backup quarterback — who started with Aaron Rodgers sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19 — to throw an incompletion.
There was no quarterback hit recorded on the play, but Ingram made his presence felt despite limited chances to get reps in Kansas City’s system and develop a rapport with his teammates.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Throws For His Fewest Yards In A Game | forbes
His 166 passing yards on 20-of-37 attempts in the 13-7 victory against the Green Bay Packers was his lowest passing yardage of his career — with the exception of a Week Seven game against the Denver Broncos in 2019, in which Mahomes sustained knee injury and couldn’t finish the game.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid provides injury updates after win over Packers | usatoday
There are always things that can pop up during the week, but Chiefs HC Andy Reid only had one injury to report on following the conclusion of the game. That injury was to second-year right tackle Lucas Niang, who exited the game early on. He was deemed questionable to return with a rib injury and he never returned to the game.
Chiefs stock watch: Which players impressed during Week 9 | usatoday
The Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Green Bay Packers without their leader Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. The Chiefs defense performed admirably, holding Green Bay scoreless through three quarters, eventually securing a 13-7 victory in Week 9 of the 2021 NFL season.
The Chiefs’ offense struggled to find a consistent groove and relied heavily on the defense. Here’s a look at how the stock is trending for some players after Week 9.
5 takeaways from Chiefs’ Week 9 win over Packers | usatoday
In many ways the Kansas City Chiefs’ 13-7 win over the Packers in Week 9 was uninspiring, but a win is a win in this NFL. The team is back above .500 for the first time in months and they did just enough to pull out ahead almost in spite of themselves. The razor-thin margin of victory tells the story of a team that struggled and overcame in pursuit of a big win.
Kansas City didn’t play the brand of football many have come to expect from them, but showed some life on defense that carried the team in all four quarters. It was a war of attrition from the opening kick, and a worthy feather in the Chiefs’ cap after so many setbacks to start their season.
L’Jarius Sneed Knows Chiefs Can Improve on Defense: ‘We Haven’t Arrived Yet’ | si.com
Sneed and the Chiefs’ defense did a very good job limiting weapons such as Davante Adams, a player who has a legitimate case for being the top wide receiver in the NFL. On 14 targets, the All-Pro wideout registered six catches for just 42 yards. Kansas City’s defensive line also showed up, putting Love under pressure all afternoon and into the evening. When asked about whether the defense has arrived as a group, Sneed said there’s room for even more improvement.
Chiefs snap counts: Melvin Ingram plays 29 snaps in Week 9 debut | yahoo
Given the Kansas City Chiefs’ struggles to sustain drives offensively, it’s a bit surprising that the snap counts on offense and defense were so even this week. The offense played just two fewer snaps to the defense on Sunday, even if it felt like the defense was on the field for much longer.
KC Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes saw Travis Kelce wide open. Here’s why he threw it elsewhere | kansas.com
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes saw the same thing you probably did — his tight end, Travis Kelce, standing wide open over the middle of the field, hands up and awaiting the ball at the first-down marker. Mahomes elected instead to launch a deep ball to wide receiver Mecole Hardman that fell incomplete. The broadcast Sunday took an extra moment to highlight Kelce with a yellow circle on the telestrator because, goodness, how could you miss him when he was that open? Mahomes didn’t./