Well, you can’t expect Kansas city chiefs to dominate every week.
This match ended disappointingly, when the Carolina Panthers threw everything but the kitchen into the defending champion’s house. It took great performances from Andy Reid’s top three stars in attack to rule this out.
Here are some of the Lords that stood out after their eighth win in 2020:
- Travis Kelce: 10 other catches and 159 yards for the Chiefs’ most reliable attacking weapon and the tightest finish in football. He’s a winner almost every week, but Sunday was an exceptionally stellar display by Kelce at moving the line. Covered, double-coated – that doesn’t matter, and Mahomes knows it.
- Tyreek Hill: Two points ahead of Carolina to go with nine catches, scoring 113 yards for Hill. The ability to make defenders ridiculously slow is something to watch every week.
- Patrick mahomes: It wasn’t his greatest day, but again, when he had to put the offense on his back and wear it, he did so – and with style. Oh, and he broke another record this week. It’s amazing how he averaged 2.5 touches per game over his entire NFL career.
- Chris Jones and Frank Clark: They combined for seven hits and two Teddy Bridgewater sacks. Sack Nation was back on Sunday, and it made the Panthers back.
- Harrison Butker: It’s a cliché at this point, but missing the extra points is an issue. Butker also missed a goal this week, and as a result the game was closer to end than it had to be. Hopefully he and Dave can bid farewell and find out everything.
- Chiefs running game: 12 tries, 30 yards. That won’t be done. Clyde Edwards-Helaire soon faced defender, then Andy Reid just stopped trying to run the ball. That’s a significant difference from a few weeks ago – when the Chiefs look like a heavyweight team with their new attacking team. Remember, Austin Reiter was back in the squad on Sunday …
- Daniel Sorensen: This guy continues to be one of the most sought-after defenders for blocking opponents. Sorensen handled very well again this week, but we still watch Curtis Samuel and Christian McCaffrey run free in the middle of the pitch in specially designed plays there to target him.
- Le’Veon Bell: His number of photoshoots has decreased and his production is nonexistent. He will likely still play a role for this team, but not until he can take on the position currently assigned to Darrel Williams.