Kansas City Chiefs’ Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub, Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton and linebacker Reggie Ragland met with the media on Thursday. Here are five things that stood out.
1. Besides Tyreek Hill, who were the guys who played well in your eyes?
TOUB: “Orlando (Scandrick) was singled up on a gunner and went down and made a nice no-block. He got in this guy’s way so that Tyreek (Hill) could get started. That was an important block where he didn’t have a penalty but also made a block. I think the most important block though was Armani Watts. He went out and got him to the edge and blocked (Derek) Watt, number 34, and got him to the ground, which enabled 10 (Tyreek Hill) to get to the corner. We got another block by a rookie, (Tremon) Smith, 39, 56 (Ben) Niemann made his block and then we were just out running. (Marcus) Kemp finished the punter and it was all over. Usually, when 10 (Hill) can get to the edge, he just changes angles so much that it looks like it’s easy. He’s an amazing kid.”
2. How do you anticipate future teams dealing with Tyreek (Hill) on punt returns moving forward?
TOUB: “This is very similar to what we had with Devin (Hester) in Chicago. They are going to try to hang the ball more, kick it out of bounds, but it’s hard to do that on a consistent basis. He is going to get his chances, but the main thing is, maybe we will create more field position just by having him lined up in there. It’s a good thing for us.”
3. Why have the pop passes off the jet sweep motions been so successful?
BIENIEMY: “They’ve been good, obviously, because it presents a little misdirection and we put a lot of different things on tape where we’re, I don’t want to give it all away, but we’ve presented a lot of different looks from that same formation. So, it can cause confusion. At the end of the day, we just want to make sure that our guys understand what we’re doing and that we’re putting our guys in the best position to take advantage of what they’re doing schematically on the defensive side of the ball.”
4. The Steelers haven’t scored a lot of points in recent game against you guys, but they do have time of possession and [seem to] control the game, how do you combat that?
SUTTON: “The number one thing to me – the single most important thing – is points. From a defensive standpoint, that’s the way we can best help our team have success. Now, obviously, we would like to get it with some three-and-outs and that. In those games, they ran the ball pretty good both times. The playoff games they had no touchdowns and the game last year, I think they scored their second touchdown with about three minutes to go when it bounced of Phillip Gaines’ head into Antonio’s (Brown) hands on third down and four. Those are the plays you have to make. That woul Cheap Custom Kansas City Chiefs Jersey d change the game big time right there. We could have easily had an interception and at worst a stop, and it turned into a touchdown.
“You have to give Pittsburgh credit, they are a really good football team. They have a lot o Custom Chiefs Jerseys f weapons that are unique, and I am including (Le’Veon) Bell in that in that discussion right there. They have a really good offensive line. The quarterback is one of those guys that, I don’t know why, but he doesn’t usually get the recognition that these other guys get. When he is on that field, he is a major challenge. He can extend plays like probably no one else in our league. He is hard to get to the ground and has great down-field vision. He can throw it from this hash to that hash while he is scrambling. They just have a good football team. And you have to get takeaways and when you get your chances, you have to get off the field. I think that is what is important.”
5. How much of a difference is there preparing for James Conner than preparing for Le’Veon Bell?
RAGLAND: “Le’Veon (Bell) has more of a patience to his game and James (Conner), he’ll come straight down and just run it for the most part. I got to do a good job in my gaps regardless because both of them can run the ball really well. I got to do a good job of seeing it and just hitting and attacking.”
GAME TIME: 12:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, Sept. 16
LOCATION: Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa.
HOW TO WATCH: CBS (KCTV5 local)
HOW TO LISTEN: 101.1 The Fox
What a start to the season for the Kansas City Chiefs.
From Tyreek Hill’s 91-yard scamper to the end zone on his first touch of the year to quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ impressive performance under center, last week’s Cheap Custom Kansas City Chiefs Jersey victory over the Los Angeles Chargers was nothing short of an exhilarating kickoff to the 2018 campaign.
Though as exciting as it was to begin the season in the win column against a stout opponent, the schedule doesn’t let up as the Chiefs turn the page to a matchup with an old nemesis in the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
The Steele Men’s Nike Custom Made Kansas City Chiefs Elite Red Team Color NFL Jersey rs have been a metaphorical thorn in Kansas City’s side over the years, defeating the Chiefs in four of the last five meetings between the two teams. In fact, Pittsburgh is the only team to boast a winning record over Kansas City among teams with at least four chances in the regular season dating back to 2013.
Three of the four losses have been by just Custom Chiefs Jerseys one score, with Kansas City falling by six points in last season’s matchup, but the final results haven’t been there in the end.
It’s a trend that the Chiefs are intent on turning around this Sunday.
“Every game has been a little bit different, but the end result was that they won the game,” said Head Coach Andy Reid. “When you play this crew, you have to play a complete game, you have to do it for four quarters. Given opportunities, you have to take advantage on both sides of the ball and special teams. That normally is what [decides] a game when two good teams are playing each other. Eliminate some mistakes in certain places, and you’ll be alright.”
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The Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) travel to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0-1) on Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field.
Kick off is set for 12:00 p.m. CT.
Here are five things to watch:
1. What could be a statement win
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Not only did the Chiefs have to go on the road in back-to-back weeks to open the season against the Chargers and Steelers, but those games were also against teams who were thought to be two of the best in the AFC.
“That’s what you do this for,” C Custom Chiefs Jerseys hiefs’ coach Andy Reid said earlier this week. “You love the opportunity to play against good teams and a great environment.”
It should be a great environment as it’s the home opener for the Steelers, who are coming off a tie last week against the Cleveland Browns.
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The Chiefs have won 54 regular-season games under Reid since he arrived before the 2013 season, which ties them for second-best over that stretch with the Seattle Seahawks (New England Patriots, 64), and the Steelers rank third with 53 wins.
The Kansas City Chiefs continue the regular season against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon.
Here’s how to catch the game.
Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) beat the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1-1) Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field by a score of 42-37.
It’s the first win for the Chiefs on the road in Pittsburgh since 1986.
Here are 10 observations from the game:
1. Patrick Mahomes has a day, sets NFL record
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In just his th Custom Chiefs Jerseys ird NFL start (second as QB1), Mahomes actually set an NFL record by throwing 10 touchdowns in the first two games of a season.
Mahomes finished Sunday’s game 23 of 28 for 326 yards and six touchdowns. He had more touch Custom Chiefs Jersey down passes than incompletions.
Here are some nuggets on the start to his season:
- Mahomes threw three touchdowns to three different people in the first quarter (Chris Conley, Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt)
- Overall, he’s thrown 10 touchdowns to seven different people so far this year. The Chiefs had seven different guys catch touchdowns all of last season.
- After the Steelers put up 21 unanswered points to begin the second half, Mahomes answered with back with three-straight touchdown drives, which totaled 210 total yards and was good for an average of 12.7 yards per play.
- The six touchdown passes from Mahomes ties the most the Steelers’ defense had ever given up in a game (Buffalo, 1991).
Lastly, perhaps the most impressive part of Mahomes’ performance on Sunday was the fact that did didn’t just put up some ridiculous numbers, he answered back when the Steelers threw a punch.
After the game, Chiefs’ coach Andy Reid said Mahomes was the guy in the locker room staying positive and encouraging the guys during halftime, and he came out on fire in the second half to lead the Chiefs.
Mahomes' other touchdowns on the day went to Demarcus Robinson and Tyreek Hill.
It’s impressive for a guy who turns 23 years old on Monday.
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 42-37, on Sunday afternoon to stay undefeated on the season.
Here’s a look at the players on offense, defense and special teams that saw the most action on Sunday.
|Player||Position||Offensive Plays||Percentage of Total Offensive Plays|
|Laurent Duvernay-Tardif||Offensive Guard||58||100%|
|Cameron Erving||Offensive Guard||58||100%|
|Eric Fisher||Offensive Tackle||58||100%|
|Mitchell Schwartz||Offensive Tackle||58||100%|
|Travis Kelce||Tight End||57||98%|
|Tyreek Hill||Wide Receiver||51||Custom Chiefs Jerseys 88%|
|Sammy Watkins||Wide Receiver||48||83%|
|Kareem Hunt||Running Back||40||69%|
-Tight end Travis Kelce played all but one offensive snap on Sunday (58) and made the most of his time on the field, catching seven passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. It marked Kelce’s third-career game with multiple touchdowns.
-Wide receiver Chris Conley recorded 36 offensive snaps (62 percent) in his second dose of regular-season action since rupturing his Achilles tendon in W Men’s Nike Custom Made Kansas City Chiefs Elite Red Team Color NFL Jersey eek 5 of last season. Conley also played 62 percent of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps last week.
-Wide receiver Sammy Watkins played 48 offensive snaps (83 percent), recording 131 yards of total offense on seven touches.
-Tight end Demetrius Harris tallied 17 offensive snaps (29 percent) in his first game of the season.
|Player||Positon||Defensive Snaps||Percentage of Total Defensive Plays|
|Ron Parker||Safety||81 Custom Chiefs Jersey||99%|
|Chris Jones||Defensive End||55||67%|
|Allen Bailey||Defensive Tackle||51||62%|
Safety Ron Parker (3.0 tackles) and cornerback Steve Nelson (3.0 tackles) each played 81 defensive snaps (99 percent) on Sunday. Nelson recorded a tackle-for-loss in the game.
The kid did it again.
While facing a stout opponent in the midst of mounting expectations, quarterback Patrick Mahomes just went about his business in the Kansas City Chiefs’ win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
The bar was high following last week’s victory over the Los Angeles Chargers – but this performance was something else altogether.
It began with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Customized Chiefs Jersey For Sale wide receiver Chris Conley, followed by a 19-yard scoring strike to tight end Travis Kelce and a 5-yard touchdown dish to tailback Kareem Hunt – and that was in just the first quarter.
It was the onset of what turned out to be a special outing, and as the dust settled follow Cheap Custom Kansas City Chiefs Jersey ing the Chiefs’ first win in Pittsburgh in 32 years, Mahomes had six touchdown passes to his name – the most by a Kansas City passer since Len Dawson in 1964.
The 22-year-old tossed more touchdowns than incompletions (5), posting a 154.8 passer rating on the afternoon as Kansas City averaged over eight yards per play.
It was simply an outstanding offensive display, but of course, the second-year quarterback isn’t taking the credit.
“I think it just speaks to the weapons that we have on offense,” Mahomes said. “They can’t stop everybody, so for me, it’s just about getting it to the guy that has the man-to-man coverage or that has the open area. Those guys were getting open today, and the offensi Custom Chiefs Jersey ve line was blocking great, so it made my job a lot easier.”