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Ford continues to have a career year for the Kansas City Chiefs

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Kansas City Chiefs v Oakland Raiders Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

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 40-33 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Let’s dive in:

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes finished 23 of 38 for 295 passing yards and four touchdowns, along with nine carries for 52 yards in the game. Of those numbers, PFF sent in his stats while under pressure.

PFF: Mahomes went 7 of 13 for 153 yards, one touchdown and a 121.6 passer rating on 14 drop-backs under pressure, with all seven completions going for a first down or touchdown. Mahomes now has an even 1,000 passing yards while under pressure this season, second most in the NFL to Kirk Cousins (1,274 yards).

On defense, the NFL’s reigning AFC defensive player of the month, defensive lineman Chris Jones, had another strong game against Oakland.

PFF: Jones now has 21 stops this season, just one off the pace of the 22 he put up last season, while also missing only one tackle this season after missing five last season.

Jones had two pressures and forced a fumble, as well as 1.5 sacks to continue his eight-game sack streak.

Other Chiefs notes from PFF for Week 13

  • Travis Kelce had the best statistical game of his career against Oakland, bringing in all 12 of his targets for 168 yards and two scores. Mahomes had a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeting Kelce in the game. The two have connected for 205 receiving yards on deep passes (20 or more yards) this season, the most among tight ends in the league.
  • Dee Ford had his lowest-graded game of the season against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night, but rebounded nicely against the Raiders, tallying six total pressures, including two sacks, one quarterback hit and three quarterback hurries. Ford leads all edge rushers in the NFL with 64 total pressures, including 12 sacks, 15 hits and 37 hurries (every NFL team has now had their bye week).