I wondered if Jeremy Maclin’s return meant that we would see smaller contributions from Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. Nope! Kelce had his fourth straight 100-yard game while Tyreek put up two scores.
Maclin, who played in 42 of 55 snaps, said it felt good to get back out there.
“As a competitor, sure you want to contribute a little more and touch the ball a little more but at the end of the day we got the win and first place in the division, that’s most important,” Maclin said.
Coming back after a month-long absence and temperatures in the teens aren’t ideal for someone coming off a groin injury. This whole season though, there have been things that aren’t ideal happening and the Chiefs continue to respond. It’s that resiliency which has led to them currently being the No. 2 seed in the AFC.
“In the distance that is the goal but it doesn’t get any easier for us,” Maclin said when I asked about a possible home playoff game. “We play a good Tennessee team, Denver team and a good San Diego team to close it out. We have to take care of our business first and as that road approaches we’ll take it as it comes.”
Maclin finished the day with one catch for 16 yards.
“Like I said, as a competitor, you’d love to get your hands on the ball more but at the end of the day I’m a very unselfish guy. Great team win. First place in the division. Everything we want to achieve is right in front of us.”
I feel safe in saying it’s only going to get better for Maclin’s production from here on out.
J-Mac feels good to be backPosted by Arrowhead Pride: For Kansas City Chiefs Fans on Thursday, December 8, 2016