In the opener, the Chargers pressured Mahomes on 43.3 percent of his dropbacks, according to Pro Football Focus. That’s the most pressure he has faced all season — and it came when Joey Bosa, the Chargers’ star edge rusher, was out with an injury. Bosa returned last week against the Broncos, rejoining Melvin Ingram to form one of the league’s foremost pass-rushing duos.
RT — Mitch Schwartz
Duh … Mitch has faced Khalil Mack five times between 2015-2017. He allowed a single sack to him in 2015, off an inside move to an outside spin. Hat tip to Mack on that one. Mitch has faced Von Miller seven times. He’s allowed two sacks to Miller. In fact, Mitch went almost five games in a row without allowing a sack. In those 12 games against two of the top pass rushers in the NFL, Mitch allowed three sacks and a handful of pressures. He’s a stud.
WR Chris Conley, Kansas City Chiefs
Due to the number of weapons in Kansas City, Conley isn’t likely to have his potential fully realized until he lands with another team—think a pre-injury Albert Wilson this year. Since Conley is in the final year of his contract, that opportunity will likely present itself in the offseason.
31. Kansas City Chiefs
Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State. Monday night made it clear that the Chiefs need (a lot) more defensive talent. Jones is a similar prospect to Chris Jones, essentially the only Kansas City defender who showed up against the Rams.
“Because of how special Heights is to me, because of how special Heights is to every single person up here. How diverse this place is. It builds something in me. Every single thing I do is for this city. It sounds cliche, but I promise you, every single thing i do out there — when you see me dancing in the end zone, that’s Cleveland Heights, for you, right there.”
“We would beat NFL teams,” says Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Reggie Ragland, who played for Alabama from 2012-15. “I ain’t even gon’ lie to you; it’d be a winning record, and we’d make the playoffs.”
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”His knee is swollen right now,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said -- he added that it was the opposite knee than the one that has been bothering him recently. “We don’t know exactly what it is. We’ll get a further evaluation tomorrow and we’ll go from there.”
The Denver Broncos moved to 5-6 with their second-straight win as Shelby Harris intercepted Ben Roethlisberger in the end zone to seal the Broncos 24-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
According to the Cowboys, Elliott has reached an agreement with The Salvation Army, one that includes him matching every $21 gift to the Red Kettle Campaign. The Cowboys, who have long had a partnership with the organization, will match each gift for a total of $42,000 ($21,000 from Elliott and from the Cowboys).
“I can tell you it’s extremely disappointing for me, for Kyle [Shanahan], for ownership, for everyone in here,” 49ers general manager John Lynch said Sunday morning.
When a 32nd team was added to the NFL in 2002, it meant the league’s six divisions would be split into eight. The NFL tried its best to keep rivalries intact during the realignment, but it couldn’t save them all.
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For the second time this year, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Chiefs safety Eric Berry could return to practice sometime this week. Berry last practiced for the Chiefs 106 days ago up at Chiefs training camp on August 11.
ESPN’s Bill Barnwell tweeted on Saturday that “some smart NFL team should go after Kingsbury as offensive coordinator.” In an article on Saturday, USA Today’s Cowboys Wire suggested that Kingsbury could be on a fast track to the Dallas Cowboys, a team that is rumored to be on the verge of firing their offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. In that article, Jonah Tuls — a reporter for Fox34 in Lubbock, Texas — nicely summarized why Kingsbury can be seen as a top NFL coaching prospect.
Pro Football Talk reported Friday that Hill was fined $10,026 for the incident, one week after Hill received a warning letter for the climbing into the stands and using one of the cameras to film his teammates as a touchdown celebration.
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