The Kansas City Chiefs entered Week 11 down a few key players, but that did not stop them from getting the nail-biting win over the division foe Los Angeles Chargers. A large reason was Mahomes and Kelce, but they would tell you differently.
The two were amazing in the game. Mahomes was throwing a few passes we have never seen him throw before, and Travis Kelce was breaking records, as he finished with three touchdowns, which just so happens to be where all of Mahomes passing touchdowns went to.
But once again, it was all about the guys around them performing.
“That game was a lot more than just Mahomes and me, man, and that is why it was so fun. You have a guy like Skyy Moore coming up big throughout the entire game,” Travis Kelce said when asked about the play between him and Mahomes.
“On top of that, Justin Watson. Even that last drive for us, Marquez [Valdes-Scantling] gets us going early. Pat [Mahomes] makes a huge play with his feet. Those are the best man, those are the best. When everybody gets a piece of the pie it’s the best.”
The Chiefs’ offense is predicated on speed and route running, in terms of receiver play. I think we all know that by now. Every guy in those positions has one or the other, or both.
So, no matter how many receivers are out, the offense will still flow, because every guy on the offense does the same thing well, it’s just about having the next-man-up mentality, and Chiefs receivers had that Sunday.
If you have been following the Chiefs, then you expected that on Sunday. You expected the Chiefs to have three receivers over 50 yards outside of Kelce.
You probably expected the Chiefs to be able to run the score up, even without Mecole Hardman, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kadarius Toney, and Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
The Chiefs have a deep bench when it comes to weapons around Mahomes, and I think they showed that on Sunday.
Even so, Kelce needs to take some credit for the amazing game he had. The Chargers went into that game planning to stop Kelce, and still couldn’t.
Now that is special. But hey, the best players have to be humble sometimes.
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