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Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill on 49ers’ Matt Breida: There’s only one cheetah in the NFL | Kansas City Chiefs

“Man, I’ve only gotta say one thing: Who got the social media name and all of that?,” said Hill, whose Twitter handle is @Cheetah. “There’s only one cheetah in the league, just know that. You can’t be a cheetah and run a 4.48, or whatever you run.”

The most unbalanced teams in the NFL after two weeks of play | ESPN

Offensively unbalanced

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs have made Patrick Mahomes a marketable star in the first two weeks of the season, but lost among all the talk of his touchdowns is the number the Chiefs are giving up to opposing teams. The Chiefs made the Steelers the first team in NFL history to score 37 points at home, commit zero turnovers and lose.

RB Index, Week 3: NFL’s dual threats deserve MORE money | NFL

11. Kareem Hunt

Previous rank: No. 15

With Alex Smith under center in 2017, the Chiefs’ offense ran through Hunt. That’s not the case this season with Patrick Mahomes taking the snaps, and Hunt’s numbers through the early going are proof. Expect Hunt’s production to increase as defenses figure out how to slow Andy Reid’s high-flying passing attack.

2018 stats: 2 games | 34 att | 124 rush yds | 3.6 ypc | 0 rush TDs | 1 rec | 5 rec yds | 1 rec TD

NFL odds 2018, Week 3: Betting trends and analysis for the top games of the week | SB Nation

Kansas City is a 6.5-point home favorite on the NFL Week 3 odds at sportsbooks monitored by Patrick Mahomes has been stealing headlines through the first two weeks of the 2018 season with 10 touchdown passes and no interceptions through his first two starts. San Francisco is just 1-9 SU and 1-8-1 ATS in its last 10 road games against teams with winning records.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s Balancing Act | Bleacher Report

With a newly minted medical degree, the Chiefs’ $41M right guard knows fully the danger football poses to his health and future, but he loves the game too much to quit.

Fann Mail: How Can the 49ers Get a Win against the Chiefs? | San Francisco 49ers

Offensively, the 49ers will need to do a better job on third down. The group was just 3-of-11 on third down against the Lions. The best way to keep Patrick Mahomes and Co. from scoring is to keep them on the sideline. Kansas City’s high-powered offense is going to get theirs. Grabbing a key late-game takeaway might be San Francisco’s best bet at getting a win on the road against a very good team.

Top 10 defensive rookies: Derwin James jumps off film | NFL

Now that Foster is returning for this week’s showdown with the high-flying Chiefs, the 49ers will boast a promising young linebacker duo to pair with disruptive tackle DeForest Buckner as the heart of Robert Saleh’s defense.

NFL picks 2018, Week 3: The quarter has an uncanny knack for picking games. Can our experts beat it? | SB Nation

The Chiefs’ defense is giving up an average of more than 500 yards a games to opponents, so it’d be a great week for Jimmy Garoppolo to pad his stats. However, only one member of our little group is taking the 49ers, and it’s not the coin.

The Steelers’ defensive incompetence symbolizes everything going wrong in Pittsburgh | The Comeback

Defensive coordinator Keith Butler is getting out-coached on the regular at this point. The Chiefs were able to create mismatches and unfavorable one-on-ones all over the field, planting receivers in gaps that arise when a zone defense does not function well enough, compounded by the utter lack of athletic coverage linebackers.

Nagy: Unfair to expect Trubisky to copy Mahomes | NFL

Bears first-year coach Matt Nagy possesses a unique perspective on the comparisons from his previous post as the Chiefs offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. And Nagy pointed out during a Tuesday press conference that there is a large difference between the two quarterbacks within his offensive scheme.

”Well, what’s fair to compare is you have one in Patrick, who has had a full year in this offense to understand it,” Nagy told reporters, via the Bears’ official website.

Around the league

NFL’s decision to ignore Atlanta music scene for Super Bowl halftime show is a missed opportunity | USA Today

As an Atlanta resident, I’m not even offended, just completely puzzled. As Maroon 5 might say, “Makes Me Wonder.”

Richard Sherman, Antonio Brown lead NFL in social media interactions, stats tracker says | CBS Sports

And in the most recent statistics, logged from Sept. 6-19, it’s clear that no one really comes close to Brown and Sherman in terms of frequenting social media. Here’s a look at some of the most prominent totals:

Richard Sherman: 14,282 interactions (Facebook), 49,320 (Twitter), 465,929 (Instagram)

Antonio Brown: 808 (Facebook), 345,101 (Twitter)

Carson Wentz: 179,221 (Twitter)

Odell Beckham Jr.: 16,298 (Facebook), 109,172 (Twitter)

Julio Jones: 95,595 (Instagram)

NFL defensive lineman claims trainer responsible for four-game PED suspension, lawsuit says | FOX News

A Los Angeles Chargers defensive lineman sued his trainer Monday, claiming the man is responsible for a four-game suspension incurred when the athlete failed a performance-enhancing drug test.

NFL Rookies Already Looking Like Busts | Bleacher Report

With this in mind, we’re going to take a way-too-early look at some 2018 rookies who are showing warning signs of being draft busts. We’ll examine what those warning signs are and what they could mean.

Josh Gordon practices; Bill Belichick won’t talk WR | NFL

Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Belichick wouldn’t talk about the team trading for Gordon since the wide receiver isn’t officially on the team -- at least as far as he’s concerned.

Drew Lock Is Poised to Rise Up NFL Draft Boards | Sports Illustrated

Though Lock led the SEC with 3,964 passing yards and 44 touchdowns last season, he decided to return for his senior year because he didn’t feel ready to play in an NFL offense, and Missouri had hired a new offensive coordinator, Derek Dooley, who came from an NFL job as the Dallas Cowboys’ receivers coach.

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