If you think back to the beginning of last season, the Arizona Cardinals started 7-0. They were very good, to say the least. This year is supposed to be the same. That didn’t stop the Kansas City Chiefs from dominating them, though.

Yeah, the Cardinals had a lot of key pieces out, but that happens.

As for the Chiefs, they looked like they haven’t skipped a beat from what was happening in the preseason with the starters. Mahomes was motivated, and the offense was more sundry than it has ever been with Mahomes at the helm.

That’s something he has been telling us all offseason. He and the rest of the Chiefs have been preaching that there won’t be a number one guy, and anyone could go off any week.

On Sunday against the Cardinals, we saw that a bit, as nine different players caught a pass. Mahomes was asked about that after the game.

“Oh 100%,” Mahomes told the media after the win. “With the amount of tight ends, running backs, and receivers that we have, it’s going to be everything. It’s going to be a lot of guys catching passes.

“It’s going to be running the football, throwing the football. It’s going to be short game, it’s going to be the deep passes. That kind of makes this a hard offense to stop. And when the defense plays the way they did today, we are going to win a lot of football games.”

We saw exactly that on Sunday.

The Chiefs ran the ball 27 times, 12 less than how many they threw it. That hasn’t happened in, I can’t remember how long. The running game was able to muster up 128 rushing yards to the Cardinals’ 103. They also used three different running backs in the game, all of who had at least 20 yards, and all of who had at least one 18-yard run.

Seventh-round rookie Isiah Pacheco led all runners in yards with 62 on 12 attempts, and also got the first touchdown of his career.

Of course, nine different players caught a pass in the game, and four different players caught a touchdown, including Clyde Edwards-Helaire who had two.

Travis Kelce led all players in receiving with 121 yards and had a very impressive touchdown on one of the best end zone corner routes you will see.

This offense is still lethal, make no mistake about it. All of the narratives about it being bad without Tyreek Hill just flew out of the window. Mahomes and company shut that up real quick.

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