Alex Smith can make history on Sunday with a 300-yard passing performance. That’s because he’s never had back to back 300-yard games, which I guess I knew if I had thought about it but is pretty wild in today’s NFL.
In 142 career games, Alex Smith has never had back-to-back 300-yard passing days, per @NFLResearch. Bet that changes this season.— Marc Sessler (@MarcSesslerNFL) September 14, 2017
This week’s opponent, Carson Wentz, did this by Week 13 last year. I’m not even knocking Alex when I share this stat. I just find it really interesting. Alex provides value in plenty of other ways as evidenced by the Chiefs record with him here (yes, the good ‘ol #QBWins stat).
If one week in is any indication then Alex will go back to back 300 yards sometime this year. I would be surprised if it’s this week against the Eagles because I think their front seven is really good and will cause some problems for the Chiefs. If that aggressiveness is real though ...
When else could he go back to back? Looking at the schedule, the Steelers and Raiders game comes to mind. The Chiefs have to be playing a good enough team for him to reach 300 yards and they have to play a team without a great defense. The Steelers defense is pretty good but they will put up a bunch of points so he’ll have plenty of shots. He’ll also be motivated to not lose by a bunch of field goals. He put up 264 against Oakland last year which was actually his third highest total of the year. I say that’s the stretch where it happens, if it does.
Will Alex Smith throw for back to back 300-yard games this year?
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