It was Monday Night Football, and while the Chiefs aren’t having their best season, it felt good to have a primetime game. Do the Chiefs or the Giants really deserve a primetime game right now, not really. However, Kansas City still has some of the biggest names in football on their team.
You look at their offense and you see Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill. Which leads me to continue to ask the question, why is the offense not playing well?
On Monday Night Football, the Chiefs played a horrible Giants team, in which their defense is horrendous, much like Kansas City. So why did the Chiefs struggle o offense at times? That is still being figured out. However, there is one thing Kansas City did very well last night, to help them win 20-17 over the Giants.
The best part of the Chiefs offense vs. Giants
The Kansas City Chiefs have been known the last few years or so as a throwing team. However, it has not always been like that. You go back just a half-decade ago and they had one of the best running backs of the 2010s in Jamaal Charles.
Now, things have changed with Mahomes at the helm. Looking at the arm talent number 15 has, why would you run it much. This guy can throw it without looking, so there really isn’t much debate as to how they should have run their offense.
All jokes aside, the Chiefs have been dominant in that style of play, so the change was never really necessary. Now though, teams are catching on, and it is so apparent.
Against New York, the Chiefs somewhat switched up their game plan, and played more to their strengths, or at least what has worked this year. The Chiefs used Darrel Williams and Derrick Gore very well in this game and even got both of them 48 rushing yards.
With Williams having 13 carries and Gore having 11, the two backs were dynamic against the Giants, so much so, Derrick Gore was able to get his first touchdown.
The stat that stands out the most is the total rushing yards, in which the Chiefs finished with 107 total rushing yards. Why is this so important? Well, the Chiefs kept New York on their toes, and this opened up play-action play as well.
Not only that, but the Chiefs new revamped offensive line is built for the run game. To see them play to the strength of a game plan and a game script is a very positive thing to think about going forward.
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