Each week, Pro Football Focus shares some notes from the Kansas City Chiefs’ previous game as part of something it calls PFF Insights. This week, the Chiefs are coming off a 54-51 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Let’s dive in:
Patrick Mahomes’ game against the Rams was his lowest-graded game of the season by PFF, which PFF noted only shows how excellent he has performed this year. Mahomes had an especially tough night when facing pressure from Los Angeles.
PFF: When pressure got home, Mahomes went 8 of 14 for 92 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions, while taking three sacks and scrambling three times on 20 drop-backs.
PFF also provided some MVP race insight: Mahomes still has a 92.3 overall grade for the season, trailing only Drew Brees (95.6) among quarterbacks in the league.
A player on the Chiefs who probably isn’t getting enough national attention at the moment is defensive lineman Chris Jones. Jones was the highest-graded (92.1) player, according to PFF, against the Rams.
PFF: Jones totaled seven pressures, including two sacks, two quarterback hits and three quarterback hurries. Jones now has 46 total pressures on the season, tied for third-most in the NFL among interior defensive lineman with Geno Atkins, while only trailing Fletcher Cox (55) and Aaron Donald (77).
Other Chiefs notes from PFF for Week 11
- Wide receiver Tyreek Hill was the highest-graded offensive Chiefs player (90.6) against the Rams. Mahomes targeted Hill 13 times, converting 10 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Mahomes had a 125.8 passer rating when targeting Hill. Hill has 574 yards on deep passes (20 yards in the air or more), the most in the NFL by 200 yards.
- Safety Daniel Sorensen had a tough night in coverage (33.0 PFF overall grade), as he allowed all four targets to be caught when he was in primary coverage for 59 yards and two touchdowns, while also having a missed tackle. In the two games, Sorensen has now allowed eight receptions on 10 targets for 91 yards, two touchdowns and a 144.2 passer rating.