Chiefs news for 1 January 2020
He became a Super Bowl champion and MVP, he became the highest-paid athlete in sports history, he got engaged to his high school sweetheart and now he’s going to be a dad. Mahomes’ fiancee Brittany Matthews posted to Twitter and Instagram, sharing the joyous news that she and Mahomes are expecting a child. “Mom & Dad, taking a small detour to the wedding,” Matthews wrote on Instagram.
Sammy Watkins: Touchdowns for Eric Fisher, Anthony Sherman “something special” | PFT
Both players were well-designed and well-executed by players that wide receiver Sammy Watkins was happy to see get a moment in the spotlight. “Guys that don’t get recognized a lot,” Watkins said, via Nate Taylor of TheAthletic.com. “Guys that behind the scenes do well and do their job to the best of their ability. They definitely got rewarded tonight and that’s something special. If we just continue to do that, and just have fun and enjoy this, it’s going to be a great season.”
“Our Kryptonite,” Jackson said of the Chiefs, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. This was the most decisive victory of the bunch for the Chiefs. They won 27-24 in Kansas City in 2018 and 33-28, again in Kansas City, last year. Monday night was the first time Jackson and Patrick Mahomes had faced off in Baltimore and it went poorly for the home team. Jackson’s 97 yards passing were the fewest he’s had in a start in his career, surpassing the 105 yards he compiled in a 20-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers last December. “It looked like the same thing from the Tennessee game [2019 divisional playoff] to be honest — that’s all,” Jackson said.
Hardman was responsible for Kansas City’s fourth touchdown of the night with a 49-yard catch late in the second quarter. It was Hardman’s seventh-career scoring grab, all of which have covered 20+ yards. In fact, Hardman is tied with New York Giants’ wide receiver Darius Slayton for the most receiving touchdowns of at least 20 yards since the beginning of last season.
The Chiefs were swarming Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson all night, racking up four sacks and 15 total pressures on the reigning league MVP. It helped Kansas City hold Jackson to just 180 yards of total offense – the second-lowest output of his career as a starting quarterback. Kansas City held Baltimore’s high-powered offense to just 13 offensive points, 228 yards and 3-of-9 on third down.
Through the first two weeks of the season, Danna racked up six tackles, a sack, a quarterback hit and three pressures. He added a tackle Monday night against the Ravens. Danna would likely be getting more attention if not for running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire and defensive back L’Jarius Sneed. Edwards-Helaire and Sneed have been two of the league’s most impressive rookies, leaving Danna as more of a secret.
“Overall, this week is all better,” Clark said. “I feel like from the top on down to the bottom, from the staff to the players, it’s just felt better. We came in with a different type of mentality, it wasn’t just we’re facing the Ravens and a high power running attack, the MVP or whatever. We just wanted to prove to ourselves that we’re more, we’ve got so much more.”
“Any time I’ve played the Ravens since I’ve been in the league, whether it be in Seattle or down here the last two years, every game has been won up front,” Clark said. “Whether it’s been the Ravens or whether it was us, every game has been won upfront. We knew that coming into the game. “
“For a player that’s so fast and so explosive and can make so many plays,” Clark said. “He can make plays throwing the ball or running the ball. He’s got that patient game. I can’t give away too many other secrets, you know, because we got to play this man the next few years down the road. I’m sure we’ll probably see him again this year. That’s a great team over here. I feel like we got on them a lot and once we got on them, we didn’t let up.”