Travis Kelce is more than just an excellent dancer. His athleticism makes him a match-up nightmare for defenses around the league. While Rob Gronkowski has typically been all alone in the top tier of tight ends, Kelce has proven to be every bit of a threat as the original 87. He currently has more receptions (44) and yards (556) than any tight end in the league. In half his games this season, he’s had a minimum of seven catches for at least 98 yards. Make no mistake about it - Kelce is a problem.
Reinforcements for the Chiefs’ pass rush are on the way, as outside linebacker Tamba Hali returned to practice Thursday.
"[It'll be] really difficult, but if we execute and go take the fight to them, I think we have a very, very great chance," Scandrick said Monday on 103.3 ESPN The Radio's Dennis and Cowlishaw Show. "We can't let them just dictate the pace of the game, run it with Hunt, play-action it, throw it deep to Tyreek [Hill], drop back and throw it to [Travis] Kelce.
"Half the plays we ran were brought from Utah," Prescott said. "He would show clips of Alex running them, stuff from the shovel pass to the option to stuff in the pass game. I was honestly in college trying to mimic what Alex was doing at Utah.
Through the first half of the season, Smith ranks second in the NFL in passing yards with 2,181 and he has 16 touchdowns with no interceptions. The offense as a whole ranks third in the league in yards per game with 377.9 and third in scoring with 29.5 points per game.
If any Chiefs team is going to snap Kansas City's road losing streak to Dallas, it should be this one. Kansas City is 9-1 SU and ATS in its last 10 road games per the OddsShark NFL Database.