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Charles Robinson, transcribed from You Pod to Win the Sport podcast:
I didn’t assume Josh Allen had his absolute, beautiful A-game on this one and, but, it was very, no less than from the standpoint protection, it was very a lot, I don’t wish to say a dominating sport. However to have the ability to flip the Chiefs over within the trend that they have been in very important moments, is regarding to me.
So yeah, I don’t know, man. Once more, I’m a believer within the Chiefs. There’s no means I’m giving up, seeing the final couple of seasons. However I’ll return to what Terez stated to me after they misplaced the sport to Tampa Bay. We have been speaking and he stated, “So exhausting to make it.” He stated, “All people, it’s so exhausting to lose the Super Bowl and are available again,” he stated. Nevertheless it’s actually, actually, actually, actually exhausting to make the Tremendous Bowl three years in a row. And that hadn’t actually sunk in till he stated that to me and I believed, “Huh. Yeah that’s another excuse to-”
I don’t wish to fade the Chiefs as a result of I cherished what they did with the offensive line within the off season. However, God, I anticipated extra from this protection, particularly I assume from a well being standpoint or simply seeing them collectively as a unit. And this was a type of measurement video games that positively left me no less than slightly bit involved, now that we’ve seen them in a number of measuring video games they usually’re developing brief.
When you may have Patrick Mahomes and you continue to have a dropping document, your protection should be taking part in poorly. And the Chiefs’ protection is taking part in as poorly as any group ever has.
Kansas Metropolis is permitting a surprising 7.1 yards per play this season. That’s not simply the worst common this yr, it’s the worst common in NFL historical past.
The excellent news for the Chiefs is, protection tends to be inconsistent from week to week, and a protection that’s on an all-time terrible tempo in the beginning of the season doesn’t essentially become the worst protection within the league.
Nonetheless, these 2015 Saints ought to be a cautionary story. They went 7-9 regardless of Drew Brees throwing for an NFL-high 4,870 passing yards. Even a future Corridor of Fame quarterback can’t do all of it himself.
This one should really feel further candy for Sean McDermott, who evened his document towards mentor Andy Reid at 2-2. Any fears concerning the second being too massive for the Payments have been shortly erased. Defensively, the sport plan was to sit down in protection and never blitz Mahomes in any respect. Give loads of credit score to defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier – the plan he cooked up labored exceptionally properly. It felt as if offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was ready for the proper time to unleash Allen as a runner, and that got here Sunday evening. Though the variety of penalties towards (10) was too excessive, the vast majority of them got here in the course of the play – the kind McDermott can stay with. The offensive struggles within the third quarter will probably be an space the group needs to wash up in the course of the week.
The Cleveland Browns confirmed off a surprising goal-line play throughout Sunday’s sport towards the Chargers that appeared eerily much like a favourite transfer from Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
On a 2-point conversion within the fourth quarter, quarterback Baker Mayfield took a shotgun snap and moved to his proper as a number of receivers labored their approach to the identical facet. However relatively throw of their route, Mayfield as an alternative looped an underhand move towards the grain of the play to tight finish Austin Hooper, who had feigned a block on the snap.
Hooper caught the move and simply stepped into the tip zone earlier than the Chargers protection might get to him, extending the Browns’ result in a landing.
The play is almost an identical to an idea the Chiefs have used across the objective line and in different short-yardage conditions lately.
A pedestrian from Kansas is lifeless after being struck by two hit-and-run drivers close to Arrowhead Stadium as the person was leaving the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs sport. Police are looking for the drivers who fled the scene Sunday evening.
The sufferer was 66-year-old Steven Hickle of Wichita, Kansas. The accident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. close to East forty third Road and Blue Ridge Cutoff because the Chiefs have been taking part in Buffalo in a sport gained by the Payments 38-20. Police say Hickle and one other individual left the sport early, so site visitors crews weren’t but on the scene to help with exiting. The second individual was not struck.
A information launch from police stated Hickle was struck by a automobile and whereas mendacity within the roadway was run over by a second automobile. He died at a hospital.
Followers throughout northeast Kansas normally at all times present up for Kansas Metropolis Chiefs soccer, particularly on Sundays. However one superfan stands out among the many others.
GT Ngole is a 32-year-old from Silver Lake. His love for Chiefs soccer began within the mid-nineties.
“My grandfather who’s not with us took me to a sport at Arrowhead again when Derrick Thomas performed for the Chiefs,” Ngole stated. “The Chiefs have been actually good again then and Arrowhead was actually loud and I used to be hooked.”
Ngole’s love for the Chiefs has solely grown since then. He doesn’t miss a sport day and has dozens of notable collector’s objects like packages from previous video games, footballs signed by gamers, and way more, however some items stand out greater than the others.
“My absolute favourite might be an previous Derrick Thomas jersey that I nonetheless have and wore to that first sport,” Ngole stated. “That one might be my favourite as a result of my grandpa acquired it for me. Plus it has slightly sentimental worth for me as properly.”
Across the NFL
Following current articles in The Wall Road Journal and New York Occasions detailing the usage of racist, homophobic and misogynistic phrases by Jon Gruden in emails reportedly courting again to 2010, Gruden has resigned as Las Vegas Raiders head coach, NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero reported Monday evening.
Gruden was 5 video games into the fourth season of a 10-year contract with the franchise, for which he beforehand coached in a previous stint.
“I’ve resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” Gruden stated in an announcement, obtained by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. “I really like the Raiders and don’t wish to be a distraction. Thanks to all of the gamers, coaches, workers, and followers of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I by no means meant to harm anybody.”
Particular groups coordinator Wealthy Bisaccia has been named the Raiders’ interim head coach.
The resignation of Gruden, 58, comes three days faraway from a report from the The Wall Street Journal that detailed a 2011 e mail during which he used a racial trope to explain NFL Gamers Affiliation govt director DeMaurice Smith, who’s Black, and fewer than two hours after the discharge of a New York Times article on Monday night that exposed Gruden used homophobic and misogynistic phrases in different emails courting again to 2010.
Per week after sustaining their streak of 100-yard showings in newsworthy trend, the Baltimore Ravens’ speeding prowess fell wanting taking historical past all for their very own.
The Ravens’ streak of consecutive video games with 100 yards got here to an in depth on Monday evening, however they acquired a victory in resounding trend as Lamar Jackson set a career-high with 442 yards passing to propel Baltimore previous the Indianapolis Colts, 31-25, in extra time.
The Ravens’ streak of consecutive 100-yard video games ended at 43 and stays tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers of 1974-1977. Baltimore had simply 86 yards speeding, led by Jackson’s 62 yards on 16 carries.
For Jackson, who discovered the streak was snapped simply minutes after the end, the win was all that mattered.
“We ain’t get it? It’s all good — we acquired the victory,” Jackson stated in his ESPN postgame interview. “I’m good with that.”
Because it seems, Jimmy Garoppolo gained’t be the one San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has to remain within the Bay Space on the group’s bye week to get well from an damage.
That’s as a result of rookie signal-caller Trey Lance suffered a left knee sprain in Sunday’s 17-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, coach Kyle Shanahan introduced Monday.
Lance had an MRI on Monday morning and isn’t anticipated to overlook a lot time, particularly because the 49ers are on bye and gained’t play once more till they meet the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 24.
“It’s not a long-term damage however they did say they gained’t have the ability to know till (later),” Shanahan stated. “He’ll have to remain right here on the bye week and get remedy and every little thing, so we must always have a good suggestion by the tip of the subsequent week whether or not he has acquired an opportunity for Indy or not. If he doesn’t, they advised me it ought to be like a one-to-two-week factor however presumably only one.”
After Sunday’s loss, Lance stated he felt “nice” regardless of taking loads of hits. Lance completed 15-of-29 for 192 yards with an interception and had 16 carries for 89 yards.
The Nationwide Soccer League at present confirmed that three cities are in discussions to host regular-season video games in Germany.
The NFL, which has staged 29 video games in London since 2007 and can play its thirtieth at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, is aiming to search out essentially the most appropriate accomplice metropolis for a attainable enlargement of the Worldwide Sequence into Germany.
After an preliminary interval during which expressions of curiosity have been obtained from a number of cities, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich have been invited to proceed to the “candidate part” of the method. These cities will now take part in deeper conversations about staging video games in Germany.
“Common-season video games are a key a part of persevering with the event of our German fan base by creating extra pleasure for the game and extra connectivity with followers and communities,” stated Brett Gosper, NFL Head of Europe and UK
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We started the season wanting on the first 5 video games of the Chiefs schedule and realizing it was going to be a really troublesome stretch, going through no less than three (and presumably 4) groups which are more likely to be amongst these contending for the 2021 AFC championship.
After that, we thought, issues have been certain to get simpler… proper?
Properly… not a lot.
Primarily based on all the sport outcomes by Week 5 (not together with the yet-to-be-played Monday Night time Soccer matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens) the Chiefs have the league’s second most-difficult remaining schedule. Their opponents within the remaining 12 video games at the moment have a mixed successful share of 0.5833.
There’s some context to be famous right here. This early within the season, it’s exhausting to attract a complete lot of conclusions from won-lost information; it’s nonetheless exhausting to know which groups are actually good (or dangerous) as a result of they could have performed an unusually weak (or robust) slate of groups.
Nonetheless… that is means lower than preferrred — particularly once you uncover that the group with best remaining schedule is… the Buffalo Bills.