Chiefs News 9/22: Chiefs run defense has been a welcome surprise

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The Biggest Surprise Ratings of the 2022 NFL Season for All 32 Teams | ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs

Initial surprise: run defense was better

Verdict: Real. After allowing nearly one yard per carry more last season, the Chiefs are allowing 3.9 yards per carry. But Nick Bolton and Willie are giving the Gay Chiefs a better game than their full-time linebackers they’ve been getting for years. They are also fast as a complete unit, allowing them to chase down plays that may have previously been out of their range. — Adam Teacher

The Ringer’s QB Ranking | the ringer

1 – Patrick Mahomes

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There are no limits in the game of Mahomes. Any criticism of them – which usually has something to do with work outside the structure – can be dismissed with a simple question: “And then what happens?” Usually, it’s something good.

It’s hard to evaluate Mahomes using a rubric that applies to other NFL quarterbacks because he’s unlike anything we’ve seen. He doesn’t just read a defense; He feels it. And that most quarterbacks aren’t bound by mechanical constraints. Mahomes breaks all the rules because he can and the defense is powerless to stop him. Also, it’s not like Mahomes needs to make a huge number of improvements. He is also skilled at all the “boring” things. He anticipates openings, sees through progress, and is rarely fooled by the defense. Sure, his accuracy could be a bit more consistent, and there’s plenty of room for improvement in the pre-snap stage, but it pales in comparison to the league’s elite passersby. Calling them “weaknesses” would be unfair.

NFL QB Index, Week 3: Kyler Murray, Jalen Harts, Tua Tagovailoa climb into the top 10. nfl.com

2 – Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs Year 6

2022 stats: 2 games | 73 PCT | 595 pass yds | 8 years | 7 Pass TD | 0 INT | 4 rush yds | 0 Mob TD | 1 thunder

An up-and-down version of Mahomes is better than 99.99 percent of what Earth has to offer. It is 22-3 against AFC West, making chargers His latest victim despite a trio of turnover-worthy plays. Asante Samuel Jr. appeared to pick up the Chiefs quarterback on a game-changing grab, which was overturned by officials. The Nasser Adderley interception was terminated by an illegal contact penalty. Mahomes converted both of those lucky ticks into a touchdown drive. His run-on-running strike for Justin Watson feels flesh and potato for Mahomes when it comes to standing as the next guy’s season-long high point. His field awareness, sidearm spellcasting and uncompromising demeanor paint the picture of a quarterback at peace with his day job.

Prisco’s NFL Week 3 picks: Patriots beat the Ravens, Aaron Rodgers takes revenge on Tom Brady, Buccaneers CBS Sports

at Kansas City Chiefs (-6.5) Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are a mess right now. He has had a lot of injury issues, but it is the offensive line that is a major concern. Chiefs has produced impressive numbers on crime, and will do so here. Look for another good game from Patrick Mahomes as the Colts remain without a win.

to select: Chiefs 30, Colts 17

Trey Smith Latest Member of Chiefs to Join Casey Pioneers | chiefs wire

The Kansas City Pioneers have added another member of the Kansas City Chiefs to their roster of ambassadors and influencers. Trey Smith officially announced via a video on his Twitter account on Tuesday that he would be joining the Pioneers eSports organization.

“What’s going on, my name is Trey Smith, offensive guard for the Kansas City Chiefs,” Smith began. “I’m proud to be a new member of KC Pioneers. I’m excited to partner with KC Pioneers. If you know me, gaming is a big part of who I am. I just love esports and gaming in my city. I want to bring more exposure to

Smith isn’t kidding about making video games a big part of his identity. In his opening press conference with Kansas City Media in May 2021, Smith told reporters he didn’t even see 2021 NFL Draft, He was playing Rocket League on his computer the whole time.

PFF impressed with Chris Jones in second week

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2022 NFL Season: Reasons for Hope for All Seven Winning Teams Entering Week 3. nfl.com

Indianapolis Colts

Reason for hope: They started last season 1-4 and should still have made the playoffs.

A little less than a calendar year ago, the Colts were having to answer big questions about the status of the franchise after a 0–3 start (including a 0–2 score at home), mostly to blame for the defence.

The reasons for a 0-1-1 start this year may have been a little different, yet they are just as disappointing. The team selected for the first time in this year’s draft is difficult to get out (and suffer five sacks and three interceptions) and maintain a rosy disposition.

And yet, with two gut-wrenching overtime losses to the Ravens and Titans later in the last season, the Colts found themselves at 9-6 over Christmas, with a playoff berth to take. No, we can’t justify how they ended last season, which looked very similar to the beginning of this season. But we can’t even write it explicitly.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans vs Green Bay Packers Week 3 after denying a one-game suspension appeal. ESPN

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans’ one-game suspension without pay has been upheld by appeals officer James Thrash, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Evans will miss the Buccaneers’ home opener against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Evans’ one-game suspension would cost him $62,222. His basic salary is $1.12 million after his contract was restructured during the off-season.

The wide receiver was suspended on Monday for his role in Sunday’s brawl New Orleans Saints Cornerback Marshan Latimore. He appealed the suspension and a hearing before Thrash, who was jointly appointed by both the NFL and the NFL Players Association, was held on Tuesday.

Patriots, Raiders trade grade: New England sends Justin Heron to Vegas on offensive tackle, per report | CBS Sports

Raiders: B-

As for the Raiders, they get a developmental tackle that the coaching staff and front office are extremely familiar with thanks to their ties to New England. Not only is McDaniel now in Las Vegas, but he also brings offensive line coach Carmen Brisillo with him. Brisillo held the same title during his final season on the staff of Bill Belichick and worked with Heron throughout his career. So, they know what kind of player they are getting in this trade, while also not doing much damage in terms of draft capital as late day 3 picks are pretty much dart throws anyway.

Heron has two more years left on his rookie contract, so they’ll be able to bring him along for a while.

QB Justin Herbert is ‘feeling more comfortable’ day by day, says Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley. ESPN

“He’s got a lot of rest since the last game,” Staley said. “He is feeling more comfortable. I know he was able to throw some light yesterday, some rotational work, but we are going to take it day by day and see where his comfort level is.”

Herbert did not throw any passes during the brief portion of the exercise open to reporters on Wednesday. The third-year quarterback was seen as the backup quarterback, with Chase Daniels and Easton Stick throwing reps.

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Orlando Brown Jr.: Kansas City’s left tackle arrived late to training camp – and will end the season basically where it started: with a franchise tag and a long-term contract negotiation. So he needs the kind of season that compels the Chiefs (or any other team) to pay him what he thinks he deserves. The season opener wasn’t much of a test — but Week 2 was up against the likes of Khaleel Mack and Joey Bosa in prime time? This is the type of game that people can get have paid, Brown responded very well, allowing only two pressures, a quarterback hit and no sack. Los Angeles Chargers, In fact, in two matches, he has not allowed a sack. Meanwhile, the running back of Kansas City is all finding some level of success behind Brown and his fellow linemen. Against the Colts, they will face some other big-name pass rushers (Yannick Ngakou and DeForest Buckner), but the Browns’ solid start is unlikely to be threatened. While his PFF grades haven’t caught up with him, a strong performance on Sunday should give us a good feel for where the Browns are headed.

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