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Orlando Scandrick hasn’t allowed a touchdown in five games, says PFF

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Scandrick has performed among the top 15 cornerbacks in the league when it comes to coverage, per the analytics website.

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NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at New England Patriots David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Each week, Pro Football Focus shares some notes from the Kansas City Chiefs’ previous game as part of something it calls PFF Insights.

The Chiefs lost their first game of the season to the New England Patriots on Sunday night, and in that matchup, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 352 yards, four touchdowns and tow interceptions.

Mahomes performed especially well in a clean pocket, according to PFF:

Mahomes went 17 for 23 for 282 yards, four touchdowns and one interception on 24 drop-backs with no pressure. On deep passes (20 or more yards in air), Mahomes went 4 for 6 for 183 yards and three touchdowns.

On the other side of the ball, you may be pleasantly surprised with the current play of cornerback Orlando Scandrick.

Scacndrick allowed five receptions on seven targets for just 42 yards. After being responsible for two touchdowns in Week 1, Scandrick has not allowed a touchdown in coverage the past five games. Quarterbacks have a 65.0 Passer Rating when throwing at Scandrick in coverage, 13th best among qualifying cornerbacks in the NFL.

Scandrick often takes the brunt of criticism on the airwaves and on social media, but perhaps he is performing better than he gets credit for.

Other Chiefs notes from PFF for Week 6

  • 61 of running back Kareem Hunt’s 80 rushing yards came after contact against the Patriots, and 91 of his 105 receiving yards came after the catch. Hunt’s 25 missed tackles forced on rushes lead the league.
  • Nose tackle Xavier Williams had 26 snaps against the Patriots and recorded four tackles which all went down for “stops,” or a losing play on the offense. Williams has 14 tackles on the season and 10 stops. Williams has lost snaps over the past two games to rookie Derrick Nnadi, but Williams is making the most of his limited snaps.