The Kansas City Chiefs have been finding hidden gem after hidden gem. A few months ago it was the emergence of Ramik Wilson, a few weeks ago it was the emergence of Rakeem “Nacho” Nunez-Roches and a few hours ago it was Terrance Mitchell.
The Chiefs cornerbacks group led by Marcus Peters were outstanding. Mitchell, in particular, was great with a pass breakup to help seal the game.
Who is Terrance Mitchell, you ask? Oh, the guy who has spent time with the Cowboys, Bears, Cowboys again, Texans and Chiefs in the past two years. The guy the Chiefs have already cut once this season (also true of Wilson and Nacho).
The Chiefs keep finding these guys and they keep performing in the biggest of situations. Mitchell got the nod over DJ White and Kenneth Acker at corner and this is what he did:
Terrance Mitchell in coverage allowed just 3 of 7 for 14 yards, 1 pass breakup. Steven Nelson just 4 of 12 for 24 yards, 2 pass breakups— Nathan Jahnke (@PFF_NateJahnke) December 9, 2016
Derek Carr was bad tonight. It was cold, his pinky was hurting, the Raiders were dropping passes ... let’s get all these excuses out of the way before we just acknowledge that the Chiefs young pups had a hell of a game on a huge stage.
“We expected to win,” Steven Nelson said after the game. “Obviously, this was a big game. It means a lot of things down the road. We knew it was going to be a dog fight. We are just happy we got the win.”
Phillip Gaines played one snap and the Chiefs had DJ White inactive while Mitchell played 72/75. They keep finding these guys...