The Kansas City Chiefs had this one in the bag.
Up 17-7 at the half against the Philadelphia Eagles in their Super Bowl LVII rematch on Monday night, the Chiefs went back on the field for the second half of the game and promptly got themselves shut out in the second half… which is not an unusual occurrence these days.
Fewest 2nd half points scored in 1st 10 games of season in last 10 years:
2019 Dolphins 37
2016 Browns 51
2023 Chiefs 53
— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) November 21, 2023
Kansas City’s offense has been a problem all season long, and Patrick Mahomes’ receivers were certainly Reason No. 1 in this game, an eventual 21-17 win in Philly’s favor. Over and over, Mahomes made pinpoint throws to his receivers, and over and over, those receivers failed to bring the ball in.
After the game, Mahomes tried to take the blame, as any responsible quarterback will do.
Wow, Patrick Mahomes literally took blame for marquez valdes-scantling’s drop. This dude is 1 of 1 on and off the field!
— Emmanuel Acho (@EmmanuelAcho) November 21, 2023
But stuff like this just doesn’t work. Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s drop — one of five in the game for Mahomes’ receivers — was the worst of the night.
Chiefs lead the NFL in drops this season and Marquez Valdes-Scantling had the biggest drop of the season!!! pic.twitter.com/pqanOhLjl9
— Kevin Gray Jr. (@KevinGraySports) November 21, 2023
Not that MVS was the only issue.
Travis Kelce how do you drop this… pic.twitter.com/rgTRgeCKJb
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) November 21, 2023
The Chiefs now lead the league with 26 receiver drops on the season, six more than the New York Jets. Mahomes finished the night with 24 completions on 43 attempts for
Not what you would expect from this particular offense. Frustration from social media was palpable.
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Author: Doug Farrar