The Kansas City Chiefs had some trouble with DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller who both went over 100 yards against for the Houston Texans last week. The numbers make it seem like they did a little better than how much they actually affected the game - it was still a seven point game after all - but the point remains that they were good.
Hopkins and Fuller isn’t where the run on receivers will end. The Chiefs will face Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall next week - if Marshall is healthy. Marshall led the NFL in touchdowns last year along with over 1,500 yards. The following week is a visit to Pittsburgh to face Antonio Brown and the Steelers. Brown has a strong case as the NFL’s best receiver.
After the bye week, it’s Amari Cooper and the Raiders. Then it’s Brandin Cooks and the Saints. Ty Hilton and the Colts after that and then the Jaguars will trot out Allen Robinson, who is probably the best receiver you don’t know.
This list is making me realize that there are a lot of good receivers in the NFL. The Chiefs have to be up for the task. I’m down with Marcus Peters giving up some yards if he’s going to get two picks again. Phillip Gaines needs to be more aggressive in his tackling. He’s often smaller than these receivers but he can’t miss any tackles like he did in Houston.
The Chiefs secondary will have plenty of tests coming up.