Mahomes also broke down his favorite highlights of the season so far:
”Selfishly I would say the scramble where I threw a touchdown to Chris Conley in the back of the end zone against the 49ers. I also think one of the fair plays to mention was thetouchdown to Tyreek Hill against the New England Patriots. In that situation, being able to step up in the pocket and make that throw, that play was pretty sweet!”
Based on the latest odds after Week 7, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley are in a two-man race to be named 2018 NFL MVP.
Per OddsShark’s Stephen Campbell, Mahomes’ +150 (bet $100 to win $150) gives him a slight edge over Gurley’s +200 to win the award.
The Chiefs’ linemen say continuity and communication matter. But so does talent, and the Chiefs believe they’ve developed a solid group up front.
Kansas City Chiefs’ secondary
Led by Dee Ford’s impressive contract push, the front seven can hold its own once bookend edge rusher Justin Houston returns from his hamstring injury. Barring a trade for All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson, on the other hand, the back end of Bob Sutton’s defense looms as a season-long liability. The Chiefs’ last-place defense has allowed 435.4 yards per game, a number that has them on pace to threaten the 2012 Saints’ record for futility. Can K.C. really count on Eric Berry to be a savior when the three-time All-Pro safety is dealing with a painful deformity in his surgically repaired heel?
As soon as his players get into the end zone, Reid’s usually buried back in his play chart or consumed with making sure the right unit goes out on the field for the extra point.
But watching the film from the Chiefs’ 45-10 win against the Bengals, Reid got a pretty good look at his team’s shenanigans.
Sit of the Week - Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Broncos defense went off a week ago, scoring a ridiculous 32 fantasy points in a blowout win over the Cardinals. Unfortunately, this unit is a virtual must-sit against Patrick Mahomes and a Chiefsoffense that’s been almost impossible to score fantasy points against this season. Put Denver’s defense back on the waiver wire.
Besides the Saturday games, the NFL also made two other small tweaks to the 2018 schedule. A Week 10 game between the Dolphins and Packers has been moved from 1 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. ET and will be televised by CBS. In that same week, a game between the Cardinals and Chiefs, which was originally scheduled to air on Fox at 1 p.m. ET has been cross-flexed and will now air on CBS.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Buy cornerback Patrick Peterson. This is the best the Chiefs (6-1) have looked in a long, long time. But one big deficiency remains in the defensive secondary. Kansas City, which hasn’t found the success it envisioned with Kendall Fuller and Steven Nelson, could make a gigantic splash by acquiring Peterson, who would immediately shore up some of the Chiefs’ concerns against the pass.
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With the trade deadline coming up on Oct. 30, here are five other players who could get their careers going — or going again — with a change of scenery. We also included a potential landing spot for each player.
After reports suggested that PP asked to be traded before the Oct. 30 deadline, Peterson tweeted Wednesday that he’s “focused on being part of the solution and heling us turn this around.”
The 2018 NFL trade deadline is heating up. For years the NFL’s lagged behind the NBA and MLB for the entertainment coming from roster movement in this spot, but thanks to the current NFL economics (both workforce and salary cap-wise) it’s easier than ever to send a high-priced veteran packing to a contender for a middle-round draft pick.
“It feels great,” Cooper said Wednesday after going through his first Cowboys practice. “It feels like a fresh start, just like a freshman year in college or something like that. ... I mean the first thing you think about when you hear the Cowboys is that star, ‘America’s Team,’ and all of that. It’s a great franchise.”
Jenkins later added that he “wholeheartedly” believes “that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed.”
After billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died last week, many eyes in the sports business world quickly turned to one of his most valuable assets, the Seattle Seahawks. Ownership is currently in a trust controlled by Allen’s sister, Jody, but many are expecting the team will soon be for sale.
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How does the AP Nerd Squad feel about it making the move? Should the Chiefs use their 2019 first round pick to acquire him? We talked about it on this week’s episode of the AP Laboratory.
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