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Why Isn’t Josh Allen Running More? 8 Changes Coaches of NFL Contenders Must Consider | Bleacher Report

Kansas City Chiefs: Lean into the Traditional Ground Game

The Kansas City Chiefs keep discovering methods to win video games, thanks in no little part to an excellent defense. The Chiefs likewise rank 5th in overall offense and ninth in scoring, however Patrick Mahomes and the passing attack haven’t been as powerful as they were a year earlier.

Mahomes’ passer ranking is below 105.2 to 95.7, and the Chiefs rank seventh in net backyards per effort after ranking initially in 2022. Kansas City’s red-zone goal portion is likewise below 69.4 to 54.2.

Drops have actually belonged to the problem. While tight end Travis Kelce is reputable typically, Mahomes hasn’t had the ability to depend upon his patchwork getting corps frequently so far. The Chiefs have actually balanced approximately 2.7 drops per video game after balancing 2.0 in 2022.

While the numbers may not appear extremely substantial, simply a bit more offending performance might imply the distinction in between another deep playoff run and another champion.

Until Mahomes completely settles in with the similarity Kadarius Toney, Rashee Rice and Richie James, head coach Andy Reid need to lean a bit more greatly into the ground video game—and do it with his running backs.

Kansas City has a remarkable backfield trio in Isiah Pacheco, Jerick McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The Chiefs are balancing a strong 4.3 backyards per bring however rank simply 15th in hurrying efforts and 4th in pass efforts.

And frequently, Reid has actually attempted enhancing the offense with jet sweeps and other non-traditional rubbish. Rice, Toney, wideout Skyy Moore and tight end Noah Gray have actually integrated for 10 brings that have actually yielded 19 backyards.

A larger focus on the ground video game and a more conventional technique might assist Kansas City discover its offending rhythm before the stretch run.

NFL 2023 Week 6: Biggest concerns, risers and takeaways | ESPN

Can the Chiefs sustain the method they’re playing defense? Yes. It’s no longer a little sample size. Through 6 video games, the Chiefs were permitting the second-fewest points (14.7) per video game and fifth-fewest backyards (284) entering into Sunday. They will get challenged over the next couple of weeks with upcoming video games versus the Chargers, Dolphins and Eagles, however the Chiefs have actually revealed they can holding their own.

Stock up after the win: WR Rashee Rice. The novice had 4 catches for 72 backyards, and for the season, he leads the Chiefs’ pass receivers in receptions, backyards and goals.

Stock down after the win: Other than Rice, the pass receivers are stopping working the Chiefs. The group had 5 catches for 31 backyards Thursday, and the season statistics aren’t far more motivating. — Adam Teicher

5 Moves That Could Happen Before the NFL Trade Deadline | Last Word on Sports

Budda Baker isn’t the only prominent Cardinal that might discover a brand-new home throughout the NFL trade due date. Marquise Brown is among the most electrical deep dangers in football, however he isn’t precisely a crucial piece of Arizona’s reconstructing procedure. With Michael Wilson growing, possibly the Cardinals will choose to part methods with Brown in exchange for some major draft payment. If that takes place, it’s difficult to consider a much better fit than the Kansas City Chiefs. Rashee Rice is enhancing, however this group still requires a tested outdoors receiver. Kansas City’s offense is constructed around speed, and Brown need to have the ability to action in and contribute from Day 1.

Patrick Mahomes set record for a lot of conclusions in Chiefs history | Chiefs Wire

The ruling MVP contributed to his respected list of achievements versus the Denver Broncos in Week 6 by setting the Chiefs’ all-time record for finished passes in franchise history.

Rob Gronkowski Invites Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, Taylor Swift to His NFL Super Bowl Party | Bleacher Report

Assuming neither Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce or Philadelphia Eagles tight end Jason Kelce remain in the huge video game, that is.

“So Travis, if for some reason you’re not in the Super Bowl once again—which you might be—and if your brother’s not in the Super Bowl, you both come to Gronk Beach this year,” Gronkowski informed TMZ Sports. “Bring Taylor Swift if you want to come as well, she can perform a song with you dancing on the stage while the two greatest tight ends are grooving together.”

Around the NFL

Cowboys close book on 49ers loss with ‘resilient’ triumph over Chargers: ‘It was a must-win’ |

Dallas didn’t play its finest versus the Los Angeles Chargers under the brilliant lights of SoFi Stadium and, in spite of the outstanding consistent match, both sides played quite awful. But by the end of their 20-17 win, the ‘Boys required just one word to explain their one-week turn-around: strength.

“Resilient, resilient,” quarterback Dak Prescott exclaimed when asked by ESPN to explain his group’s Week 6 efficiency. “We knew this was a really good team, record doesn’t necessarily show it, but nothing does in this league.”

Jets’ Robert Saleh calls Aaron Rodgers’ existence ‘his superpower’ | ESPN

“His superpower is his presence,” coach Robert Saleh stated Monday. “Him being in this building, being around his teammates, being in the locker room, his positive attitude, his thoughts of manifestation and all that stuff, I think it’s powerful.”

Rodgers, just 5 weeks eliminated from surgical treatment to fix a torn Achilles tendon, shocked observers by appearing to MetLife Stadium on Sunday without crutches and tossing for 5 minutes on the field about 2 hours before the 20-14 upset of the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL Week 6 overreactions, truth checks: 49ers overusing Christian McCaffrey? Lions finest group in NFC? | CBS Sports

Raiders are a playoff group

Overreaction or truth: Overreaction

The Raiders lastly scored 20 points in a video game (they scored 21) and won their 2nd successive video game to advance to 3-3. Las Vegas is definitely an enigma, as the Raiders have actually scored simply 16.6 points per video game and enabled 21.8. Yet they are at .500 and have the Bears, Giants and Jets in 3 of their next 4 video games.

Las Vegas remains in playoff position, however the Raiders require to create more points on offense if they are to be taken seriously. Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury is likewise a substantial blow to an offense that can’t get Josh Jacobs going through 6 video games. They are beating bad groups and functioning, however the offense needs to be much better.

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How the Chiefs’ pass receiver rotation need to clean

But it’s going to take more than simply getting the second-round novice (and others) more included. The group can likewise fine-tune how receivers are being utilized.

Here’s how I think the rotation will ultimately clean:

Slot receiver

Rice is the group’s only wideout who plays most of his snaps in the slot, lining up there on 62% of his passing snaps. The exact same portion of his targets have actually begun paths that have actually started there. It’s where he’s at his finest — and where the group desires him the most — so he must continue to be the group’s main slot receiver.

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