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Chris Jones was the Chiefs’ best player against Chargers, says PFF

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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 lost to the Los Angeles Chargers, 29-28, on Thursday Night Football.

The best player of the night for the Chiefs, according to PFF, was defensive lineman Chris Jones, who set an NFL record for 10 straight games with at least one sack in the same season. He is the only player in NFL history to do so.

PFF: Jones had three quarterback sacks, five quarterback hits and one quarterback hurry on 36 pass-rushing snaps. Jones now has 62 total pressures in 14 games, good for third-most among interior defenders, trailing only Fletcher Cox (76 pressures, not counting week 15 stats) and Aaron Donald (87 pressures, not counting week 15 stats).

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had a good night on offense for the Chiefs, going 24 of 34 for 243 yards and two touchdowns, but he was especially impressive under pressure, per PFF.

PFF: Mahomes 5 of 7 for 35 yards, one touchdown and a 122.0 passer rating on 10 drop-backs while under pressure. Mahomes now has an even 1,200 passing yards while under pressure, second-most in the NFL, while only being under pressure on 35.3 percent of his drop-backs, 16th highest among qualifying quarterbacks.

Mahomes has thrived all season, even with opposing defensive players in his face.

Other Chiefs notes from PFF for Week 14

  • Chiefs running back Damien Williams caught all six targets from Mahomes for 74 yards, and he has now caught 15 of 16 targets this season for 115 yards, with Mahomes having a 117.4 passer rating when targeting Williams.
  • Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston had nine total pressures on 43 pass-rushing snaps, including six quarterback hurries, one quarterback hit and two sacks.