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Patrick Mahomes is nearly flawless when the offensive line keeps him clean, says PFF

The PFF Insights from the Chiefs’ win against the Cleveland Browns are in.

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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 37-21 victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Once again, when the offensive line gave him a clean pocket, Patrick Mahomes is nearly flawless.

PFF: Mahomes completed every pass when he faced no pressure, going 22 of 26 for 362 yards and three touchdowns, with his receivers dropping three passes. For the season his 92.7 overall grade is second in the NFL among quarterbacks, trailing only Drew Brees (94.2.)

If it wasn’t obvious enough from the film, PFF also reported that cornerback Steven Nelson was the Chiefs’ best defensive player with an 85.0 overall grade.

PFF: Nelson allowed seven receptions on 11 targets for 81 yards, but was in on a team-high eight tackles, including three stops and an interception.

PFF added that opposing quarterbacks have a 68.1 passer rating when throwing at Nelson in coverage, tied for 13th best among corners in the NFL with at least 82 coverage snaps.

Other Chiefs notes from PFF for Week 9

  • Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is deadly when he lines up in the slot. His 421 receiving yards from the slot are the most among all NFL tight ends.
  • In the past four games, cornerback Kendall Fuller has allowed only 177 yards (44.25 yards per game), while allowing only 36 yards after the catch (nine yards per game) in that span. Fuller allowed only two receptions on six targets against the Browns.

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